Ten tops Nine for audience share as Masterchef and Offspring surge on lacklustre night

masterchef logoChannel Ten beat Channel Nine for audience share in spite of a drop off for new gameshow Family Feud, with Masterchef and Offspring leading the charge last night in the absence of any blockbuster programming from its rivals.

Ten’s reality cooking show came in second for the night with an audience of 1.21m after pulling in 971,000 last Wednesday, and Offspring recorded an audience of 981,000 up from 741,000 according to the OzTam Overnight Ratings.

Meanwhile Ten’s new game show Family Feud, which is being shown across Ten, Eleven and One as a simulcast, recorded a drop off on previous nights with the show posting an audience 657,000, down from 719,000 on Tuesday and 690,000 on Monday.

The decline in audience for Family Feud did not impact Ten’s audience share which was 18.2 per cent on its main channel, well up on last week’s performance of 13.9 per cent when it had to face-off against the dominating State of Origin on Nine. Nine managed 16.2 per cent overall.

In the breakfast battles Today’s gamble of sending Karl Stefanovic to Queensland for the Baden-Clay trial appears not to have boosted its audience with the show recording 249,000 viewers, down from 266,000 last week. Sunrise recorded 319,000 viewers yesterday up from 299,000 last week.

In the news hour Nine won with its 6pm bulletin the top show of the night with 1.25m viewers, while Seven News got 1.135m for its first half hour. At 6.30pm Nine held 1.139m whilst Seven’s news and Today Tonight offering had 1.124m viewers.

It was a rare night of triumph for Ten which was also the most-watched channel in both Sydney and Melbourne where it posted 19.7 per cent share and 20.6 per cent share respectively.

Seven won the night nationally overall with an audience share of 20.3 per cent on its main channel.

Nic Christensen 

Top 15 Shows
1. Nine News – Nine – 1.25m
2. Masterchef – Ten – 1.21m
3. Nine News 6.30 – Nine – 1.139m
4. Seven News – Seven – 1.135m
5. Seven News 6.30 – 1.12m
6. Offspring – Ten – 981,000
7. A Current Affair – Nine – 970,000
8. The Force – Seven – 919,000
9. Home and Away – Seven – 903,000
10. Highway Patrol – Seven – 903,000
11. ABC News – ABC1 820,000
12 The Big Bang Theory repeat 1 – Nine 802,000
13 Criminal Minds – Seven – 759,000
14 The Big Bang Theory repeat 2 – Nine – 758,000
15 Criminal Minds – Seven – 715,000

Audience Share
Network 7 20.3%
Network TEN 18.8%
Network 9 16.2%
Network ABC1 10.9%
Network SBS ONE 5.8%
Network 7TWO 5.3%
Network 7mate 4.5%
Network GO! 4.3%
Network ELEVEN 3.5%
Network ABC2 3.3%
Network Gem 3.1%
Network ONE 1.7% 2.1%
Network ABC News 24 1.0%
Network ABC3 0.7%
Network SBS 2 0.4%
Network NITV 0.1%

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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