MasterChef’s master week

By David Knox on June 6, 2010 / Filed Under News 24

MasterChef Australia has officially cemented its place as our favourite show taking out the #1 spot of the week with 1.88m viewers. Until now the spot has eluded it, mostly due to the effect of averaging 5 shows and competition from Underbelly and events.

It reached a new season high and was the top show of the night from Sunday to Thursday (TEN still separates the Sunday and Friday editions from the rest). But while it lifted TEN’s shares, it wasn’t enough to stop Nine from taking out Week 23.

The Nine Network won the week with 28.6% over Seven’s 26.9% and TEN’s 23.6%. The ABC had 15.6% and SBS 5.3%.

In primary channels Nine was 25.2%, Seven 23.6%, TEN 22.1%, ABC1 13.7%, SBS ONE 4.9%.

In digital channels GO! was 3.4%, 7TWO 3.3%, ONE 1.5%, ABC2 1.4%, ABC3 0.5% and SBS TWO 0.4%.

The Nine Network took out demos 18-49 and 25-54 but TEN won 16-39.*

No change in cities as Nine was again first in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and Seven continuing to own Adelaide and Perth.

Nine won Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Saturday with Seven taking Tuesday and Friday. TEN won Wednesday. ABC pipped TEN on Saturday.

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Masterchef Australia Ten 1,881,000 511,000 621,000 311,000 200,000 238,000
2 Masterchef Australia – Challenge Ten 1,833,000 482,000 611,000 312,000 213,000 215,000
3 Seven News – Sun Seven 1,777,000 437,000 508,000 408,000 153,000 270,000
4 Nine News Sunday Nine 1,765,000 543,000 510,000 345,000 196,000 171,000
5 Underbelly: The Golden Mile Nine 1,667,000 561,000 524,000 281,000 130,000 172,000
6 Australia’s Got Talent Seven 1,586,000 461,000 493,000 261,000 173,000 198,000
7 Seven News Seven 1,540,000 416,000 443,000 290,000 161,000 229,000
8 Two And A Half Men Nine 1,536,000 441,000 502,000 296,000 122,000 175,000
9 Modern Family Ten 1,524,000 448,000 493,000 244,000 170,000 170,000
10 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,484,000 430,000 492,000 298,000 101,000 163,000
11 NCIS Ten 1,460,000 420,000 386,000 283,000 179,000 191,000
12 Customs Nine 1,455,000 407,000 454,000 254,000 161,000 179,000
13 Today Tonight Seven 1,419,000 357,000 409,000 286,000 159,000 208,000
14 Glee Ten 1,392,000 381,000 470,000 277,000 120,000 145,000
15 Sunday Night Seven 1,359,000 342,000 393,000 326,000 119,000 179,000
16 The Big Bang Theory Nine 1,358,000 409,000 422,000 261,000 108,000 158,000
17 60 Minutes Nine 1,325,000 360,000 415,000 250,000 145,000 155,000
18 Send In The Dogs Nine 1,319,000 378,000 404,000 242,000 150,000 145,000
19 Nine News Nine 1,310,000 392,000 408,000 236,000 136,000 138,000
20 Bones Seven 1,275,000 345,000 387,000 228,000 169,000 146,000
21 Top Gear Nine 1,263,000 349,000 398,000 257,000 123,000 136,000
22 The Mentalist Nine 1,243,000 359,000 430,000 198,000 107,000 149,000
23 The Force – Behind The Line Seven 1,222,000 340,000 356,000 231,000 128,000 167,000
24 Masterchef Australia – Masterclass Ten 1,200,000 284,000 426,000 192,000 147,000 151,000
25 Sea Patrol Nine 1,199,000 361,000 371,000 203,000 150,000 113,000
26 A Current Affair Nine 1,185,000 349,000 383,000 215,000 113,000 124,000
27 Merlin Ten 1,181,000 359,000 298,000 198,000 147,000 181,000
28 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 1,158,000 353,000 344,000 181,000 138,000 142,000
29 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 1,143,000 311,000 386,000 190,000 112,000 143,000
30 Spicks And Specks ABC1 1,133,000 343,000 295,000 221,000 142,000 132,000
31 Lie To Me Ten 1,120,000 314,000 354,000 212,000 119,000 122,000
32 Nine News Saturday Nine 1,111,000 308,000 375,000 212,000 127,000 89,000
33 Border Security – Australia’s Front Line (R) Seven 1,071,000 278,000 322,000 222,000 108,000 141,000
34 ABC News ABC1 1,060,000 307,000 338,000 165,000 113,000 136,000
35 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Nine 1,058,000 303,000 360,000 179,000 118,000 97,000
36 Getaway Nine 1,043,000 290,000 356,000 189,000 108,000 99,000
37 Home And Away Seven 1,017,000 295,000 285,000 182,000 128,000 127,000
38 Doc Martin Rpt ABC1 1,016,000 298,000 293,000 224,000 104,000 97,000
39 Hey Hey It’s Saturday Nine 999,000 314,000 384,000 134,000 84,000 83,000
40 The Pacific Seven 978,000 259,000 296,000 190,000 120,000 113,000
41 Good News Week Ten 977,000 258,000 272,000 188,000 124,000 136,000
42 Doctor Who ABC1 973,000 361,000 226,000 135,000 104,000 147,000
43 NCIS: Los Angeles Ten 965,000 271,000 297,000 148,000 115,000 134,000
44 Castle Seven 962,000 284,000 305,000 154,000 119,000 100,000
45 ABC News-Sa ABC1 961,000 304,000 291,000 183,000 94,000 89,000
46 Australian Druglords Nine 953,000 257,000 339,000 158,000 97,000 102,000
47 The 7pm Project Ten 950,000 262,000 280,000 206,000 97,000 105,000
48 Desperate Housewives Seven 948,000 251,000 311,000 181,000 103,000 102,000
49 2010 French Open Tennis Nine 942,000 379,000 270,000 116,000 85,000 92,000
50 The Good Wife Ten 939,000 265,000 291,000 162,000 110,000 111,000
51 Grey’s Anatomy Seven 926,000 257,000 288,000 176,000 98,000 107,000
52 Ten News At Five Ten 914,000 262,000 268,000 149,000 100,000 136,000
53 ABC News-Su ABC1 908,000 291,000 288,000 138,000 70,000 120,000
54 Dog Squad Seven 907,000 244,000 239,000 191,000 103,000 131,000
55 Law And Order: SVU Ten 898,000 247,000 289,000 145,000 111,000 107,000
56 Australian Story ABC1 895,000 298,000 272,000 128,000 78,000 119,000
57 CSI: Miami Nine 881,000 222,000 286,000 132,000 100,000 142,000
58 NCIS Fri Rpt Ten 863,000 203,000 287,000 141,000 114,000 118,000
59 The Footy Show Nine 837,000 172,000 358,000 104,000 101,000 102,000
60 Surf Patrol Seven 821,000 230,000 228,000 154,000 96,000 112,000
61 Brothers & Sisters Seven 814,000 220,000 309,000 124,000 74,000 86,000
62 Bill ABC1 811,000 277,000 218,000 145,000 82,000 90,000
63 Midsomer Murders ABC1 805,000 248,000 238,000 131,000 95,000 93,000
64 The Zoo Seven 792,000 242,000 230,000 145,000 72,000 102,000
65 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nine 777,000 222,000 248,000 137,000 90,000 79,000
66 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ten 765,000 218,000 244,000 128,000 106,000 69,000
67 Deal Or No Deal Seven 748,000 185,000 226,000 138,000 92,000 108,000
68 Who Do You Think You Are? Nine 745,000 208,000 300,000 102,000 74,000 61,000
69 7.30 Report ABC1 731,000 229,000 208,000 127,000 83,000 84,000
70 House Ten 724,000 167,000 249,000 125,000 81,000 102,000
71 Ten News At Five Sat Ten 720,000 163,000 250,000 156,000 *** 151,000
72 Hot Seat Nine 718,000 213,000 222,000 142,000 70,000 71,000
73 Voyage To The Planets ABC1 716,000 234,000 205,000 116,000 83,000 77,000
74 Criminal Minds-Thu (R) Seven 714,000 193,000 224,000 136,000 74,000 87,000
75 Find My Family Seven 712,000 206,000 201,000 142,000 74,000 89,000
76 The Gathering Storm ABC1 700,000 240,000 189,000 84,000 86,000 102,000
77 Ten News At Five Sun Ten 696,000 190,000 208,000 132,000 74,000 92,000
78 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 688,000 227,000 175,000 121,000 72,000 92,000
79 Nine’s Live Friday Night Football Nine 684,000 467,000 *** 217,000 *** ***
80 Catalyst ABC1 675,000 224,000 189,000 106,000 74,000 83,000
81 Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey ABC1 666,000 184,000 222,000 109,000 73,000 78,000
82 Happy Feet -Rpt Nine 659,000 275,000 216,000 118,000 50,000 ***
83 Midnight Man ABC1 650,000 210,000 162,000 114,000 69,000 96,000
84 Collectors ABC1 650,000 190,000 197,000 123,000 68,000 71,000
85 Neighbours Ten 641,000 180,000 198,000 111,000 71,000 81,000
86 The Simpsons Ten 640,000 167,000 213,000 95,000 77,000 88,000
87 Qi ABC1 634,000 180,000 217,000 97,000 77,000 62,000
88 Four Corners ABC1 634,000 205,000 171,000 114,000 58,000 86,000
89 Saturday Night AFL Ten 611,000 **** 307,000 57,000 89,000 158,000
90 The Amazing Race Seven 605,000 205,000 191,000 84,000 62,000 63,000
91 Media Watch ABC1 602,000 204,000 157,000 108,000 59,000 74,000
92 Private Practice Seven 601,000 184,000 201,000 97,000 65,000 54,000
93 Doctor Who: Confidential Cutdown ABC1 595,000 220,000 144,000 76,000 60,000 94,000
94 Air France Flight 447 Nine 584,000 153,000 194,000 92,000 77,000 67,000
95 The New Inventors ABC1 579,000 172,000 155,000 102,000 84,000 65,000
96 Seven’s AFL: Rnd 11: Richmond Vs St Kilda Seven 578,000 12,000 363,000 11,000 110,000 83,000
97 Nine’s Sunday Football Nine 574,000 370,000 *** 204,000 *** ***
98 Gardening Australia ABC1 567,000 177,000 168,000 115,000 53,000 53,000
99 The Simpsons Sun Ten 564,000 110,000 195,000 115,000 64,000 81,000
100 Foreign Correspondent ABC1 558,000 137,000 177,000 105,000 73,000 66,000

Pay TV Top 100
Channel 5 City Metro
1 Live: NRL Titans V Roosters Fox Sports 2 182,000
2 Live: NRL Roosters V Sharks Fox Sports 2 171,000
3 Live: Tennis: French Open Women’s Final Fox Sports 2 162,000
4 Live: NRL Panthers V Knights Fox Sports 2 155,000
5 Live: AFL Adelaide V Fremantle Fox Sports 1 149,000
6 Live: NRL Storm V Bulldogs Fox Sports 2 138,000
7 Live: AFL Nth Mel V Bris Lion Fox Sports 1 131,000
8 Live: AFL Hawthorn V Sydney Fox Sports 1 124,000
9 Live: AFL Fremantle V North Melbourne Fox Sports 1 119,000
10 Live: Rugby Union: Test Match Fox Sports 3 112,000
11 Live: AFL: On The Couch Fox Sports 1 99,000
12 Live: Football: Australia V Usa Fox Sports 3 93,000
13 Live: Football: Australia V Denmark Fox Sports 2 89,000
14 Live: NRL Post Game Show Fox Sports 2 81,000
15 Live: NRL Monday Post Game Show Fox Sports 2 72,000
16 Live: Tennis: French Open Day 12 Fox Sports 3 70,000
17 AFL: Open Mike Fox Sports 1 64,000
18 Live: Tennis: French Open Day 11 Fox Sports 3 60,000
19 Live: NRL Saturday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 57,000
20 Midsomer Murders UKTV 47,000
21 Westall 1966: A Suburban UFO Mystery Sci Fi 46,000
22 Live: Football: Australia V Denmark Pre Game Fox Sports 2 45,000
23 High Plains Drifter Fox Classics 44,000
24 The Outlaw Josey Wales Fox Classics 44,000
25 Live: NRL Sunday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 44,000
26 Live: AFL Pre Game Show Fox Sports 1 40,000
27 Live: NRL On Fox Fox Sports 2 40,000
28 Princess Protection Program Disney Channel 40,000
29 Starstruck Disney Channel 39,000
30 Live: NRL Monday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 39,000
31 For A Few Dollars More Fox Classics 38,000
32 Caught On Camera Crime & Investigation 38,000
33 Dcom: Starstruck Disney Channel 38,000
34 In The Line Of Fire Fox Classics 38,000
35 Live Football: Australia V Denmark Post Game Fox Sports 2 38,000
36 Paul Blart: Mall Cop Showtime Premiere 2 38,000
37 The Princess Diaries Fmc – Family Movie Channel 37,000
38 Selling Houses Australia Lifestyle Channel 37,000
39 Thunderbolt And Lightfoot Fox Classics 35,000
40 Live: Tennis: French Open Day 13 Fox Sports 3 35,000
41 Dora’s Fairytale Adventure Nick Jr. 35,000
42 Live: AFL Teams Fox Sports 1 35,000
43 Eggheads UKTV 34,000
44 Rugby Union: Irb Sevens World Series Fox Sports 2 34,000
45 Fistful Of Dollars Fox Classics 33,000
46 The Simpsons Fox8 33,000
47 Live: Rugby Union: Australia V Fiji Fox Sports 3 33,000
48 Land Of The Lost Showtime Premiere 33,000
49 Beverly Hills Cop Showtime Action 32,000
50 NCIS TV1 32,000
51 Live: NRL Super Saturday Preview Fox Sports 2 31,000
52 Project Runway Arena 31,000
53 AFL: Before The Bounce Fox Sports 1 31,000
54 The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness Fox Classics 30,000
55 Family Guy Fox8 29,000
56 Relocation Relocation Lifestyle Channel 29,000
57 Prime Suspect 13th Street 29,000
58 Risky Business: Tom Cruise Starpics 2 28,000
59 Futurama Fox8 28,000
60 Hogan’s Heroes TV1 28,000
61 Transporter 3 Showtime Premiere 28,000
62 Robin Williams: Comedy Special Showcase 27,000
63 The Day The Earth Stood Still Showtime Premiere 27,000
64 Journey To The Center Of The Earth Movie One 27,000
65 The Celebrity Apprentice Fox8 26,000
66 Doc Martin UKTV 26,000
67 Inspector George Gently UKTV 26,000
68 Helen West 13th Street 26,000
69 Disorder In The Court Crime & Investigation 25,000
70 Football Superstar Fox8 25,000
71 Blackadder Comedy Channel 25,000
72 Journey To The Center Of The Earth Movie Two 24,000
73 120% Cartoon Network Cartoon Network 24,000
74 The Big Bang Theory Comedy Channel 24,000
75 Dora The Explorer Nick Jr. 24,000
76 The Secret Millionaire Lifestyle Channel 23,000
77 Antiques Roadtrip Lifestyle Channel 23,000
78 Eastenders UKTV 23,000
79 Joe Kidd Fox Classics 23,000
80 Ugly! Bio. 23,000
81 Make It Or Break It Fox8 23,000
82 The Royal Flying Doctors Bio. 23,000
83 Back At The Barnyard Nickelodeon 23,000
84 Smallville Fox8 23,000
85 The Fairly Oddparents Nickelodeon 23,000
86 Design Rivals Lifestyle Channel 23,000
87 The Love Guru Showtime Comedy 22,000
88 Slumdog Millionaire Showtime Premiere 22,000
89 WWE Smackdown Fox8 22,000
90 Property Ladder Lifestyle Channel 22,000
91 Taggart 13th Street 22,000
92 Live: Tennis: French Open Day 9 Fox Sports 3 22,000
93 AFL Teams Fox Sports 2 22,000
94 Better Off Ted Comedy Channel 22,000
95 Repo Men Uncensored Crime & Investigation 22,000
96 Land Of The Lost Showtime Premiere 2 21,000
97 Live: Rugby League: Toyota Cup Fox Sports 2 21,000
98 Key Largo Fox Classics 21,000
99 High School Musical 3: Senior Year Disney Channel 21,000
100 I’m In The Band Disney Channel 21,000

ASTRA Week 23

* corrected.
Week 23

24 Comments »

  1. Jerome June 7, 2010 at 2:56 pm -

    it will definately be an interesting 2nd half. shows like R:SO, Rush and City Homicide are hardly ratings winners all seeing numbers below 900k. i’d say they only still in existance to fill the networks drama quotas. and i’d be dammed if Cops LAC is a hit, it is a genre that isn’t working atm, the team behind is not very strong and they only started filming the other day so if they are going to air all episodes this year it will have a turnaround shorter than home&away and neighbours.

  2. Ronnie June 7, 2010 at 1:08 pm -

    @ Jerome Thanks for this. Ten may fasttrack Offspring, and Rush is surely back soon? On top of Glee and Modern family they’re doing ok. The Masterchef numbers are amazing and they’re only going to get bigger. Nine will probably give us RSO soon and fasttrack CLAC. Not sure about how either of these will go – and Hey Hey has run out of steam everywhere except Melbourne. I will be watching Seven’s figures against these news shows with great interest – I’ve really got my doubts about the whole offering. There will be casualties!

  3. Jerome June 7, 2010 at 11:17 am -

    @Ronnie, on Guy’s behalf Packed to the Rafters, Dancing with the stars, World’s strictest parents, and more border security, Airways and My Kitchen Rules all rated above 1.5 last season, some well over. they also have X factor coming which already has a lot of hype. and lots of new other new shows.

    9 also have the block, new top gear, and some new shows like AFP which are expected to do big numbers.

    the question is ten, they haven’t planned ahead well, fasttracked way too many shows, new local stale is small, and don’t have many sucessful shows to return. Offsring could be a surprise hit but otherwise there is very little that have a high probability of doing 1.5+ numbers like other networks do.

  4. Ronnie June 7, 2010 at 11:00 am -

    @ Guy – What “big guns” are you referring to? I keep wondering when Seven will join the 2010 ratings competition. Tim Worner has always been afraid of programming 830 Sunday – so now he just concedes. Underbelly 3 is seriously flawed – aggressively programming against it might have achieved something – particularly outside of Sydney. And allowing Sea Patrol to win 830 Thursday is just plain incompetence.

  5. girlygal June 7, 2010 at 3:20 am -

    Masterchef is the flavour of the month…good on the team who makes this show.

  6. David Knox June 7, 2010 at 2:11 am -

    Nope… Nine owns French Open and on-sells it to FOX Sports, meaning it can take it back when it matters.

  7. HankMoody June 6, 2010 at 11:56 pm -

    @Darryn – nine does not own the rights to the French Open, its Foxsports, I have foxtel but they must have paid to air it on Nine, so cut your whinging and be grateful the important match was shown. Australia has a new national pasttime: whinging, and it because of clowns like . Glad it rated well for em, because not everyone has foxtel

  8. koverstreet June 6, 2010 at 11:02 pm -

    For me growing up on Hey Hey it’s close to the best thing on tv right now. One of the funniest bits recently was an act on red faces said something about them being about nostalgia & daryls response was “well you came to the right place” :) Once it doesn’t have MC as competition it’ll get 1.2m + regularly.

  9. Jerome June 6, 2010 at 8:32 pm -

    @blah blah, yeah sometme i do post similar things on mediaspy and TvTonight. i post under the same name, not trying to sabotage the tv forum world.

    @John Jackson, pretty sure Ja’mie was talking from a ratings point of view which HeyHey is definately struggling especially given the huge budget. the impact it has on the tv landscape is up for pesonal opinion but imo is just 2hours of an uninnovated format that is taking the airtime that would otherwise go to potentially good, popular shows.

  10. Blah Blah June 6, 2010 at 7:47 pm -

    Jerome do you just copy and paste your comments in every forum you look at? I swear I read the same comments from you every day atleast three times a day.

  11. David Knox June 6, 2010 at 7:26 pm -

    John: Overnight ratings are preliminary. These are more accurate. But it will go up again once timeshifting figures come in. Welcome to the new world of ratings 2010.

    A reminder to all to keep comments succinct. Ta.

  12. darryn June 6, 2010 at 5:55 pm -

    No tennis tonight I see. And these pathetic free to air channels are crying over the anti-syphoning laws. bring it on I say, strip any channel that has the rights to sporting events and does not show it.

  13. Johnson June 6, 2010 at 5:48 pm -

    Ten made advances with MC, NCIS, Modern Family and Glee, but still was not able to win a single demographic. That’s because of the network’s poor ratings on Fridays and Saturdays, and a digital channel named GO!. If Ten were to win at least a demo it will need MC to pull at least 2 million, and other programs to lift.

  14. mikeys June 6, 2010 at 5:00 pm -

    @Guy – what ‘big guns’ has Seven got?

  15. John Jackson June 6, 2010 at 3:29 pm -

    @Ja’mie, Hey Hey is living up to it all for me. I think it is the most important show on TV at the moment apart from the news/current affair type shows. It is the only one doing live entertainment with guests overseas & local at night and that we need more of instead of reality and crime related shows everywhere. For that I massively am thankful for 9 at bringing it back, as Rove has gone and the likes of Micallef/Hamish & Andy aren’t fronting anything similar at the moment. I’d prefer it on Saturdays, but if 9 wants it on Wednesdays or where-ever else I’ll support that decision.. just as long as it is there, and providing the genre that it is, whilst no-one else can offer anything similar. Also comparing the closest thing to it in recent times.. the ratings are still better than Rove got most times, but every show is taking hits up against Masterchef anyway.

    Although why did it and 7PM have ratings that were at least a million earlier in the week, yet in this report Hey Hey is just a notch under it and 7PM a bit lower?

    Speaking of Masterchef though it really is strange. I wish I really did like it so I could get into it all but I just don’t. Just can’t see the fascination (was never a fan of Ready Steady Cook either, but the times I did watch it I preferred that to this – at least the ones that would have celebs), and it saddens me more as 10 used to be my fave channel, but not at the moment with Masterchef everywhere. I used to love Big Brother though, and people used to complain about all the reality TV and how it is horrible, and how it fills so much programming and they’d wish it to go away and funnily enough that is how I’m feeling about Masterchef now. Oh well, it ends in July I think so until then all the other programs on channels apart from 10.. just hold on, any ratings you get until then is good considering it seems so many with ratings boxes want to watch MasterChef.

  16. Jerome June 6, 2010 at 1:23 pm -

    ten would be happy finally winning a demographic, sure does take them a lot of effort though, with mulitchannels, early evenings, and saturdays bringing them down.

    a strong week for 7news, one of its biggest gaps between 9 for a few months. it is good on their behalf that despite 7’s primetime not doing too well 7news/TT remain pretty much unaffected.

  17. Ja'mie June 6, 2010 at 12:42 pm -

    Hey Hey It’s Saturday 999,000

    Ouch. Hey Hey really hasn’t lived up to all the hype of the Reunions. The dated and tiered format is well and truly on the way out.

  18. pietro June 6, 2010 at 12:29 pm -

    I’d be enjoying the fact that Nine is winning again as Seven treats their viewers with contempt. But then of course so does Ch.9.

  19. MillerT1 June 6, 2010 at 12:23 pm -

    Ninerules, Channel Nine is now leading Channel Seven in weekly wins 10-5.

  20. Guy June 6, 2010 at 12:16 pm -

    @Ninerules
    As for Seven V Nine, Nine have 8, Seven have 4. That is excluding the 2 weeks of the Winter Olympic Games and the 2 over Easter. So really IMO when Seven roll out their big guns in the next few weeks its still anyones for the taking.

  21. Ninerules June 6, 2010 at 11:32 am -

    Hey David, how many weeks has Nine won compared to Seven?

  22. Tepee June 6, 2010 at 11:17 am -

    @Jerome – as it should be. MasterClass isn’t apart of the actual competition, it’s a cooking class, as the name denotes.

  23. David Knox June 6, 2010 at 11:14 am -

    Yes it’s strange they don’t draw upon Sunday figures as they are usually strong.

  24. Jerome June 6, 2010 at 10:59 am -

    MC’s figure is only the average Mon-Thurs with masterclass seperated.

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