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Seven wins Wednesday night television despite Masterchef success

Seven has taken home a win for Wednesday night TV with an overall audience share of 18.9%.

Seven News at 6.00pm was the most-watched program of the evening with 1.052m metro viewers, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

House Rules, Seven’s renovation series, was the most watched non-news program for the channel, pulling in 807,000 metro viewers.

Nationally – including both metro and regional affiliate stations – House Rules attracted 1.399m.

Following House Rules on Seven’s most-watched programs listwas Home and Away, which saw a metro audience of 705,000 and 1.240m nationally.

Nine finished in second place for the evening with 16% audience share. Nine News at 6pm the most-watched show for the station with 1.025m watching in the metro markets.

A Current Affair averaged 861,000 metro viewers and 1.218m nationally, in front of game show Hot Seat’s 551,000 metro viewers and 765,000 nationwide.

Despite Ten’s Masterchef dominating in key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54), Ten finished in third with a 15.7% audience share.

Masterchef attracted 958,000 metro with 354,000 of those viewers being in Melbourne. Nationally the reality cooking show saw 1.245m tune in.

Ten’s The Project was the second-most-watched program for the channel pulling 644,000 metro viewers and 928,000 nationally.

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