Ten gets a break as Masterchef inches closer to a million viewers.

masterchefTen’s Masterchef franchise inched higher in last night’s ratings, coming close to a million viewers with 987,000 in the 7.30pm time slot tuning in to make it the fifth most watched program.

The result was well up on last week’s Thursday night result where it achieved a similar result with 882,000 viewers.

Meanwhile on other channels, Thursday night’s ratings were dominated by news and current affairs with Seven News winning the night with 1.149 million viewers followed buy Nine News on 1.136 million. Overall ratings hare was spread fairly evenly with only Nine managing to take more than 20 per cent with 20.9 per cent. Seven followed with 17.5 per cent, Ten had 14.7 per cent and ABC came in with 13.2 per cent.

Seven News/Today Tonight scored 1.039 million in third and Nine News 6.30 was fourth with 1.026 million.

A Current Affair on Nine took 918,000 viewers while Home and Away came in at number seven with 866,000 viewers.

ABC’s Call The Midwife continued to perform well at 8.30pm drawing in 851,000, up from 831,000 last week, and making it the eight most watched show. Nine’s The Big Bang Theory followed at number nine with 809,000 and The Footy show took number ten with 777,000 viewers.

The ABC’s The Checkout from The Chaser team just missed out on the top ten drawing 750,000 viewers.

Most watched shows
1. Seven News Seven 1.149 million
2. Nine News Nine 1.136 million
3. Seven News/Today Tonight Seven 1.039 million
4. Nine News 6.30 Nine 1.026 million
5. Masterchef Ten 987,000
6. A Current Affair Nine 918,000
7. Home and Away Seven 860,000
8. Call the Midwife ABC 851,000
9. The Big Bang Theory RPT EP 2 Nine 809,000
10. The Footy Show Nine 777,000
11. The Check Out ABC 1 750,000
12. The Big Bang Theory RPT Nine 722,000
13. ABC News ABC 680,000
14. The Project 7pm Ten 655,000
15. Border Security International Seven 649,000

Overall audience share

Network 9 20.9%
Network 7 17.5%
Network TEN 14.7%
Network ABC1 13.2%
Network ABC2 3.0%
Network ABC3 1.0%
Network ABC News 24 1.1%
Network 7TWO 4.1%
Network 7mate 4.2%
Network GO! 5.2%
Network Gem 2.7%
Network ONE 2.9%
Network ELEVEN 3.5%
Network SBS ONE 4.7%
Network SBS 2 1.0%
Network NITV 0.3%

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