Ten scores just 9.1% audience share in absence of Masterchef

Last night, none of the TV networks had big flagship programs to draw in audiences, leaving Ten with just a 9.1% share.

The absence of reality formats such as Nine’s The Voice, Seven’s Big Brother and Ten’s Masterchef also meant the most-watched entertainment program was Seven’s The Chase Australia, which had 675,000 metro viewers.

The prime-time battle was also quiet, with Nine’s RBT topping the competition with 544,000 metro viewers. Seven’s America’s Got Talent had 456,000, while the final episode of Bondi Rescue – about Sydney’s iconic beach being shut down due to the spread of COVID-19 – had 347,000 on Ten.

Seven had the most-watched show of the night with 1.168m metro viewers, while 1.072m tuned in for Nine News. ABC News delivered 815,000 metro viewers. Nine News also topped all three of the key advertising demographics – 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s.

Ten suffered from the absence of Masterchef, scoring just a 9.1% share as a channel and 16.4% as a network. This put it ahead only of SBS which had 6.0% and 9.8%.

ABC finished on 12.8% for the night, with 18.1% for the network, while Seven had 19.3% and 27.0%.

Overall it was Nine’s night with 19.8% and 28.6% for the network.


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