Shark Tank and Masterchef gives Ten a Tuesday night ratings boost

Ten’s Tuesday night line up boosted its main channel share into second place ahead of Nine and just short of Seven’s, finishing at 17.4%.

It wasn’t enough to grapple Seven’s 18.1% share, but Masterchef Australia and Shark Tank, both of which won their time slots, helped Ten beat Nine’s 16.5%, ABC’s 11.3% and SBS’ 5.6%.

Ten’s two entertainment shows dominated their time slots

In total network share, Nine Network edged ahead, with a 25.6% share over Network Ten’s 22.4%. Seven Network finished with a 27.9% share.

OzTAM’s overnight preliminary ratings reported Masterchef Australia as the most watched entertainment show of the evening, with 877,000 metro viewers. The show finished ahead of Seven’s House Rules – at 638,000 metro viewers – and Nine’s Eat Well For Less, which averaged 525,000.

Running at 8:45pm, Ten’s Shark Tank delivered the biggest audience in its slot, beating Seven’s Interview, with 467,000 metro viewers. Nine’s Eat Well For Less ran until 9pm. It was followed by The Truth About Obesity, which did not make the top 20.

Ten’s Masterchef Australia and Shark Tank placed first and second across the key advertising demographics, 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s.

Overall, Seven’s 6pm news bulletin dominated Tuesday night with 1.074m viewers. It’s biggest audience was from Melbourne. Nine News’ 6pm bulletin pulled an average metro audience of 979,000, producing an audience of 331,000 in Melbourne. Seven was able to maintain its lead over Nine due to its prominence in Adelaide and Perth.

Among the multi-channels, 7mate’s Outback Truckers delivered the biggest audience, at 216,000.


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