Seven wins the night as Ten’s Masterchef and Shark Tank perform well across the demos

MasterchefMasterchef was watched by 948,000 metro viewers at 7:30pm last night to be the most-watched non-news show of the evening.

The cooking reality program, which was the most-watched show across the key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54), easily out-rated its reality rival Seven’s House Rules, which pulled in 834,000 at 7:30pm.

Both shows beat Nine’s David Attenborough’s The Hunt, which at 7:30pm drew a metro audience of 633,000.

Seven won the night with an audience share of 19.5% ahead of Nine’s share of 16.8%. Ten wasn’t too far behind with a share of 16.4%, while the ABC settled for a share of 11.8%.

Later in the evening, Ten’s Shark Tank, airing at 8:40pm, grabbed 636,000 metro viewers to be the second most-watched program across the key advertising demographics.

It beat Seven’s Criminal Minds, which at 8:45pm was watched by 590,000.

Nine’s The Footy Show, which aired at 8:40pm across Sydney and Brisbane, saw 231,000 viewers tune in. The program saw Paul Vautin apologise to Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith for failing to seek right of reply and intimating a lack of concern about a tackle which left fellow player Alex McKinnon paralysed.

In news, Seven News at 6:00pm pulled in 1.140m, slipping to 1.061m from 6:30pm, while Nine News at 6:00pm was watched by 1.019m, sliding to 966,000 metro viewers from 6.30pm.

On the ABC, 7.30 had an audience of 665,000, QI (8pm) pulled in 517,000 and Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell (8:30pm) grabbed 664,000.

In breakfast TV, Nine’s Today was watched by 334,000, just beating Seven’s Sunrise which had a metro audience of 333,000.


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