Masterchef gives Ten a Wednesday night win after a tough State of Origin week

Ten recovered from Nine’s State of Origin dominance last Wednesday with Masterchef gaining more than 200,000 metro viewers last night over the previous week although Nine maintained its lead in average audience share according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary ratings.

Masterchef featured the final four competitors in a challenge at Melbourne restaurant Dinner by Heston and captured 955,000 metro viewers to be the most watched show across all key advertising demographics for the evening.

It also returned to its spot as the most watched entertainment program of Wednesday night and won the 7:30pm time slot, ahead of Seven’s Border Security: Australia’s Front and Nine’s Britain’s Got Talent, which attracted 630,000 and 609,000 metro viewers respectively.

Ten’s Australian drama Offspring was also a success last night, gaining 187,000 metro viewers from last week up to 646,000, and placing second in the 16-39s and 18-49s.

Despite Ten’s success in entertainment, it was Nine which managed to win the average audience shares, reported OzTAM.

Nine News at 6pm attracted 1.071m metro viewers, topping the ratings ladder for Wednesday night ahead of Seven News’ 1.061m metro viewers.

News and Britain’s Got Talent was enough to give them an audience share win at 18.0%, beating Seven’s 17.5% and Ten’s 15.9%.

ABC reported a strong share of 12.9% thanks to Utopia, which reached 842,000 metro viewers and Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell, which attracted a metro audience of 724,000.

SBS’ share was 7.3%.


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