Ten’s Celebrity MasterChef Australia premiere trumped by Hey Hey anniversary

Seven’s Hey Hey We’re 50, the TV special on the 50th anniversary of Hey Hey It’s Saturday, was the most viewed program (including both news and entertainment) on Sunday with 1.224 million metro viewers. Seven also topped overall network share for the evening. Hey Hey has historically been broadcast on the Nine Network.

Nine’s The Block took second place in entertainment programs on Sunday night with 998,000 metro viewers and also topped all three key advertising demos. The premiere of Ten’s Celebrity MasterChef Australia had only 620,000 metro viewers.

Seven’s Manhunt: The Night Stalker came fourth for entertainment with 558,000 metro viewers.

In fifth was ABC’s Restoration Australia with 425,000 metro viewers, and in sixth was ABC’s Fires with 318,000 metro viewers.

Seven News came in second overall with 1.04 million metro viewers, followed by Nine News Sunday with 998,000 metro viewers. ABC News Sunday had 643,000 metro viewers and Nine’s 60 Minutes had 545,000 metro viewers. Ten’s The Sunday Project came in at 353,000 metro viewers.

In terms of overall share, Seven beat Nine with 35.3% to 28.1% respectively. Ten had 17.7% and ABC had 13%.

For the previous week, Nine topped the network share with 44.4% thanks to the NRL Grand Final and The Block.

In the latest Daily Consolidated Total TV Report for 3 October, the NRL Grand Final match on Nine was the top program with 3.613 million viewers. It also topped BVOD views with 367,000 BVOD viewers.

ABC’s Fires had the greatest lift in overnight viewers with 56%, for a total of 706,000 viewers.

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