News most watched while Masterchef cracks 1m viewers

MasterChefIn the absence of The Voice and House Rules, Masterchef was the most watched non-news program for Thursday evening attracting 1.039m metro viewers, preliminary overnight ratings from OzTam have shown.

It wasn’t enough to break Nine’s audience share, with Nine News and A Current Affair helping the network to 20.6 per cent while Seven lagged behind with a share of 16.9 per cent. ABC1 was close behind with a share of 15.3 per cent while Ten was fourth with 14.7 per cent.

Nine News was the best rated program for the night, taking a metro audience of 1.173m while Seven News had an audience of 1.105m.

The second half hour of Nine News at 6.30pm had a metro audience of 1.026m and the second half hour of Seven News, or Today Tonight in some cities, was watched by 1.002m metro viewers.

Nine’s A Current Affair was the most-watched show in the 7pm timeslot with a metro audience of 891,000 while Home and Away on Seven was watched by 832,000.

On ABC1 The Checkout, which looked at the different types of fuel available and what suits different cars, attracted a metro audience of 891,000.

ABC1’s 8.30pm movie Carlotta, starring Jessica Marais, had a metro audience of 811,000.

In world cup coverage, Australia’s match versus the Netherlands, which aired from 1.30am yesterday morning on SBS1, was watched by 571,000 metro viewers (this number excludes Perth viewers who full into the next day’s ratings).

Thursday’s top 15:

  1. Nine News Nine 1.173m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.105m
  3. Masterchef Australia Ten 1.039m
  4. Nine News 6:30 1.026m
  5. Seven News/Today Tonight Seven 1.002m
  6. A Current Affair Nine 891,000
  7. The Checkout ABC1 876,000
  8. ABC News ABC1 874,000
  9. Home and Away Seven 832,000
  10. Carlotta ABC1 811,000
  11. The Footy Show Nine 802,000
  12. The Big Bang Theory RPT EP2 Nine 783,000
  13. The Big Bang Theory RPT Nine 757,000
  14. Masterchef Australia 726,000
  15. 7.30 ABC1 693,000

Thursday’s share:

  • Nine 20.6%
  • Seven 16.9%
  • ABC1 15.3%
  • TEN 14.7%
  • GO! 4.9%
  • 7TWO 4.8%
  •  SBS ONE 4.1%
  • 7mate 3.3%
  • ABC2 3.2%
  • Gem 3.0%
  • ELEVEN 2.9%
  • ONE 2.6%
  • ABC3 1.2%
  • ABC News 24 1.0%
  • SBS 2 1.0% 1.0%
  • NITV 0.3%

Data copyright of OzTAM Pty Limited 2014. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.



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