Ten grabs another Thursday win but Cleverman drops again

Channel Ten bagged another win last night on the strength of Masterchef and Shark Tank in the absence of the big reality competitors on Seven and Nine.

Masterchef pulled 1.083m metro viewers at 7:30pm to become the most-watched non-news program of the night, while 646,000 stuck around to catch Shark Tank at 8:40pm.

Channel Ten's Shark Tank performed well among the ad demographics

Channel Ten’s Shark Tank performed well among the ad demographics

Both were also once again the most popular programs among the key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54), according to OzTam overnight metro ratings.

The third episode of ABC’s hotly anticipated Cleverman shed more viewers with 257,000 tuning in at 9:30pm, down on last week’s audience of 330,000.

Seven’s most popular non-news program was Home and Away with an audience of 734,000 at 7pm. Nine’s A Current Affair pulled 938,000 in the same time slot, followed by RBT at 7:30pm which pulled 668,000.

Seven won the news race with 1.132m metro viewers at 6pm and 1.046m at 6:30pm, while Nine followed with 1.016m and 978,000 respectively. Ten’s The Project grabbed an audience of 489,000 at 6:30pm.

In breakfast TV, Seven’s Sunrise beat Nine’s Today with 342,000 over 291,000 at 6am.

Ten squeezed home with an 18.8% of the audience share just ahead of Nine with 18.7% and Seven came in third with 15.2%. ABC had an 11.6% share.


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