MasterChef steams up the ratings week

By David Knox on July 11, 2010 / Filed Under News 13

The elimination of Marion Grasby from MasterChef Australia dominated the week in television -a week that included the State of Origin.

It attracted the most buzz and was the single biggest audience of the week -a cool 2.14m viewers. It rewarded TEN with “money can’t buy” attention while online forums are rife with debate about whether she should have been eliminated or not. For the first time this year the show ‘s average (Mon-Thurs) saw it top the week with 2.05m viewers.

However, the week was won by the Nine Network with 27.6% over Seven’s 25.8% and TEN’s 23.6%. The ABC had 17.2% and SBS 5.9%.

In primary channels Nine was 23.8%, TEN 22.4%, Seven 22.1%, ABC1 15.1%, SBS ONE 5.4%.

In digital channels GO! was 3.8%, 7TWO 3.7%, ABC2 1.5%, ONE 1.3%, ABC3 0.6%, SBS TWO 0.5%.

In key demos the TEN Network won 16-39, while Nine enjoyed 18-49 and 25-54.

Nine took out Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Seven was first on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday. TEN was first on Thursday. The ABC was second on Saturday.

Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane fell to Nine while Seven once again reigned in Adelaide and Perth.

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Masterchef Australia Ten 2,054,000 541,000 688,000 326,000 253,000 245,000
2 Packed To The Rafters Seven 1,802,000 560,000 469,000 307,000 234,000 230,000
3 State Of Origin Rugby League NSW V Qld 3rd – Match Nine 1,782,000 809,000 200,000 681,000 37,000 55,000
4 Masterchef Australia – Challenge Ten 1,758,000 491,000 563,000 305,000 222,000 177,000
5 Glee Ten 1,611,000 463,000 536,000 292,000 142,000 179,000
6 Seven News – Sun Seven 1,604,000 398,000 485,000 333,000 144,000 244,000
7 Modern Family Ten 1,532,000 415,000 504,000 291,000 165,000 157,000
8 Seven News Seven 1,482,000 362,000 428,000 287,000 161,000 243,000
9 Doc Martin ABC1 1,462,000 409,000 436,000 282,000 172,000 163,000
10 Today Tonight Seven 1,421,000 361,000 397,000 288,000 153,000 222,000
11 Nine News Sunday Nine 1,403,000 466,000 380,000 251,000 183,000 123,000
12 Dancing With The Stars Seven 1,338,000 387,000 400,000 260,000 123,000 168,000
13 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,299,000 375,000 396,000 250,000 127,000 151,000
14 Nine News Nine 1,297,000 368,000 390,000 268,000 140,000 132,000
15 Rbt Nine 1,260,000 416,000 325,000 261,000 146,000 113,000
16 Masterchef Australia – Masterclass Ten 1,214,000 304,000 408,000 239,000 126,000 137,000
17 The Good Wife Ten 1,186,000 375,000 300,000 251,000 122,000 138,000
18 A Current Affair Nine 1,184,000 341,000 388,000 225,000 115,000 114,000
19 The Gruen Transfer ABC1 1,180,000 383,000 373,000 154,000 148,000 122,000
20 Spicks And Specks ABC1 1,151,000 340,000 388,000 132,000 156,000 135,000
21 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Nine 1,138,000 298,000 402,000 226,000 122,000 90,000
22 ABC News-Sa ABC1 1,132,000 298,000 362,000 206,000 147,000 120,000
23 Send In The Dogs Nine 1,122,000 365,000 302,000 236,000 127,000 91,000
24 Minute To Win It Seven 1,110,000 335,000 312,000 188,000 118,000 157,000
25 Nine News Saturday Nine 1,096,000 254,000 399,000 239,000 135,000 69,000
26 60 Minutes Nine 1,093,000 346,000 320,000 212,000 108,000 107,000
27 Rescue Special Ops Nine 1,085,000 317,000 300,000 190,000 142,000 136,000
28 Two And A Half Men -Mon Nine 1,076,000 293,000 355,000 193,000 111,000 124,000
29 Sea Patrol Nine 1,065,000 352,000 283,000 186,000 134,000 111,000
30 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 1,059,000 310,000 303,000 181,000 121,000 144,000
31 ABC News ABC1 1,053,000 300,000 316,000 175,000 126,000 136,000
32 NCIS: Los Angeles Ten 1,046,000 296,000 316,000 193,000 118,000 123,000
33 Good News Week Ten 1,028,000 261,000 321,000 185,000 126,000 134,000
34 Home And Away Seven 1,023,000 281,000 307,000 180,000 123,000 133,000
35 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 1,011,000 279,000 335,000 189,000 87,000 121,000
36 NCIS Rpt Ten 1,008,000 233,000 282,000 235,000 127,000 132,000
37 The Big Bang Theory -Mon Nine 1,002,000 290,000 304,000 186,000 101,000 121,000
38 State Of Origin Rugby League Nsw V Qld 3rd – Pre Match Nine 970,000 480,000 *** 490,000 *** ***
39 Lie To Me Rpt Ten 950,000 183,000 362,000 159,000 131,000 115,000
40 The 7pm Project Ten 949,000 237,000 285,000 216,000 106,000 105,000
41 Law And Order: SVU Ten 949,000 283,000 299,000 144,000 121,000 102,000
42 Greatest Cities Of The World With Griff Rhys Jones ABC1 945,000 244,000 324,000 157,000 110,000 110,000
43 Border Security – Australia’s Front Line – Mon (R) Seven 918,000 227,000 306,000 173,000 95,000 117,000
44 Ten News At Five Ten 914,000 270,000 255,000 143,000 100,000 147,000
45 Bones – Sun (R) Seven 897,000 255,000 289,000 137,000 116,000 100,000
46 Bill ABC1 895,000 291,000 253,000 140,000 97,000 113,000
47 The Force – Rbt Seven 893,000 231,000 263,000 173,000 100,000 125,000
48 Doctor Who ABC1 890,000 310,000 206,000 140,000 100,000 134,000
49 Merlin Ten 889,000 273,000 258,000 127,000 99,000 132,000
50 CSI: Miami Nine 884,000 237,000 261,000 151,000 131,000 104,000
51 ABC News-Su ABC1 878,000 260,000 230,000 169,000 104,000 115,000
52 Desperate Housewives Seven 874,000 230,000 272,000 164,000 98,000 111,000
53 State Of Origin Rugby League Nsw V Qld 3rd – Post Match Nine 843,000 365,000 *** 478,000 *** ***
54 Miracles ABC1 831,000 249,000 226,000 157,000 102,000 97,000
55 Four Corners ABC1 831,000 217,000 254,000 176,000 83,000 100,000
56 Foreign Correspondent ABC1 830,000 251,000 228,000 156,000 94,000 100,000
57 Trial And Retribution: Tracks ABC1 824,000 200,000 262,000 141,000 87,000 135,000
58 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nine 821,000 264,000 256,000 172,000 129,000 ***
59 Midsomer Murders ABC1 812,000 232,000 257,000 111,000 105,000 108,000
60 The Footy Show Nine 792,000 135,000 362,000 133,000 86,000 75,000
61 7.30 Report ABC1 765,000 237,000 197,000 140,000 88,000 104,000
62 Gardening Australia ABC1 765,000 176,000 259,000 132,000 116,000 81,000
63 Australian Story ABC1 750,000 199,000 248,000 125,000 82,000 95,000
64 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ten 747,000 167,000 261,000 100,000 128,000 91,000
65 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 719,000 231,000 206,000 108,000 79,000 94,000
66 Hot Seat Nine 716,000 209,000 203,000 150,000 84,000 70,000
67 Media Watch ABC1 716,000 200,000 192,000 175,000 72,000 76,000
68 Ten News At Five Sat Ten 713,000 192,000 246,000 119,000 155,000 ***
69 Top Gear Nine 711,000 272,000 *** 203,000 113,000 123,000
70 Getaway Nine 699,000 252,000 197,000 125,000 56,000 69,000
71 Castle – Sun (R) Seven 678,000 165,000 267,000 84,000 79,000 84,000
72 House Ten 676,000 182,000 221,000 121,000 84,000 68,000
73 Seven’s AFL: Rnd 15: Port Adelaide Vs Collingwood Seven 676,000 9,000 393,000 6,000 153,000 116,000
74 Deal Or No Deal Seven 675,000 155,000 218,000 133,000 74,000 96,000
75 Doctor Who: Confidential Cutdown ABC1 670,000 231,000 160,000 96,000 73,000 109,000
76 How I Met Your Mother Seven 666,000 177,000 165,000 172,000 64,000 87,000
77 The Water Horse Nine 666,000 182,000 202,000 146,000 65,000 70,000
78 Q & A ABC1 661,000 201,000 188,000 149,000 61,000 62,000
79 Ten News At Five Sun Ten 659,000 200,000 169,000 122,000 60,000 108,000
80 Around The World ABC1 657,000 171,000 229,000 119,000 69,000 69,000
81 The Simpsons Ten 650,000 188,000 208,000 85,000 75,000 94,000
82 Hey Hey It’s Saturday Nine 649,000 80,000 341,000 73,000 86,000 69,000
83 NCIS Fri Rpt Ten 647,000 162,000 208,000 129,000 81,000 68,000
84 Nine’s Live Friday Night Football Nine 647,000 400,000 *** 247,000 *** ***
85 Saturday Afternoon AFL Ten 646,000 57,000 330,000 33,000 123,000 104,000
86 Little Dorrit ABC1 645,000 216,000 192,000 89,000 60,000 89,000
87 Qi ABC1 644,000 177,000 199,000 112,000 83,000 73,000
88 Collectors ABC1 635,000 177,000 212,000 93,000 84,000 69,000
89 Cold Case Nine 633,000 199,000 202,000 124,000 108,000 ***
90 Australia Versus Seven 621,000 179,000 168,000 107,000 84,000 83,000
91 Neighbours Ten 620,000 163,000 202,000 105,000 73,000 77,000
92 E.J. Whitten Legends Game Nine 620,000 *** 418,000 *** 116,000 86,000
93 How I Met Your Mother-Thu (R) Seven 615,000 149,000 182,000 144,000 62,000 78,000
94 Catalyst ABC1 615,000 218,000 141,000 129,000 63,000 64,000
95 Around The World In 90 Minutes Seven 604,000 124,000 212,000 102,000 86,000 80,000
96 Saturday Night AFL Ten 593,000 284,000 69,000 79,000 161,000
97 Sports Tonight Sun Ten 584,000 205,000 101,000 78,000 78,000 121,000
98 The New Inventors ABC1 583,000 184,000 165,000 77,000 71,000 86,000
99 Stateline ABC1 578,000 218,000 138,000 94,000 61,000 67,000
100 M-Pretty Woman Seven 573,000 126,000 219,000 79,000 93,000 58,000

PAY TV
1 Live: NRL Dragons V Panthers Fox Sports 2 208,000
2 Live: NRL Bulldogs V Storm Fox Sports 2 171,000
3 Live: NRL Sea Eagles V Raiders Fox Sports 2 140,000
4 Live: AFL Richmond V Fremantle Fox Sports 1 135,000
5 Live: AFL Geelong V Nth Melb Fox Sports 1 113,000
6 Live: AFL St Kilda V Melbourne Fox Sports 1 101,000
7 Hannah Montana: The Movie Disney Channel 97,000
8 Live: AFL: On The Couch Fox Sports 1 92,000
9 Live: NRL Raiders V Roosters Fox Sports 2 92,000
10 Live: AFL West Coast V Adelaide Fox Sports 1 84,000
11 Live: NRL Monday Post Game Show Fox Sports 2 56,000
12 Live: Rugby Union: Tri Nations Fox Sports 3 55,000
13 Star Trek Showtime Premiere 53,000
14 Clear And Present Danger Showtime Action 46,000
15 The Proposal Movie One 41,000
16 James May’s Big Ideas BBC Knowledge 39,000
17 Midsomer Murders UKTV 38,000
18 Live: NRL Post Game Show Fox Sports 2 38,000
19 Live: AFL Teams Fox Sports 1 37,000
20 AFL Teams Fox Sports 2 37,000
21 Live: AFL Pre Game Show Fox Sports 1 36,000
22 The Simpsons Fox8 35,000
23 Live: NRL Monday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 35,000
24 Three Days Of The Condor Fox Classics 34,000
25 Star Trek: First Contact Showtime Action 34,000
26 AFL: Before The Bounce Fox Sports 1 33,000
27 AFL Geelong V Hawthorn Fox Sports 1 33,000
28 The Desert Fox Fox Classics 33,000
29 You Say We Play Disney Channel 33,000
30 Live: NRL Saturday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 32,000
31 My MTV: The Hills MTV 32,000
32 David Blaine: What Is Magic? Fox8 31,000
33 Dcom: Camp Rock Disney Channel 31,000
34 iCarly Nickelodeon 31,000
35 Porridge Comedy Channel 31,000
36 Wizards Of Waverly Place Disney Channel 30,000
37 Tabatha’s Salon Takeover Arena 30,000
38 Criss Angel Mindfreak Fox8 29,000
39 Dora Saves The Crystal Kingdom Nick Jr. 29,000
40 Big Time Rush Nickelodeon 29,000
41 Most Shocking Moments Fox8 29,000
42 Zeke And Luther Disney Channel 29,000
43 Star Trek: Insurrection Showtime Action 29,000
44 Battle Of Britain Fox Classics 28,000
45 The Penguins Of Madagascar Nickelodeon 27,000
46 M*A*S*H: Goodbye, Farewell And Amen Fox Classics 27,000
47 Open All Hours Comedy Channel 27,000
48 Public Enemies Showtime Premiere 27,000
49 Family Guy Fox8 27,000
50 Star Trek: Nemesis Showtime Action 27,000
51 NCIS TV1 26,000
52 Football Superstar Fox8 26,000
53 Hannah Montana Disney Channel 26,000
54 4 Ingredients Lifestyle Channel 26,000
55 Law & Order: Criminal Intent TV1 26,000
56 Sonny With A Chance Disney Channel 26,000
57 The It Crowd UKTV 25,000
58 Waking The Dead UKTV 25,000
59 Summer Heights High Comedy Channel 25,000
60 A Touch Of Frost UKTV 25,000
61 Poirot: Sad Cypress 13th Street 25,000
62 Doc Martin UKTV 25,000
63 Cricket: Filler Fox Sports 1 24,000
64 Robocop 2 Movie Extra 24,000
65 I’m In The Band Disney Channel 24,000
66 Law & Order: Svu TV1 23,000
67 Raceday Saturday Sky Racing 23,000
68 ABC World News Sky News 23,000
69 American Pie Presents The Book Of Love Showtime Premiere 23,000
70 The Big Bang Theory Comedy Channel 23,000
71 Prime Suspect 13th Street 23,000
72 My MTV: The City MTV 23,000
73 Futurama Fox8 23,000
74 Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Nick Jr. 23,000
75 Dcom: Starstruck Disney Channel 23,000
76 The Suite Life On Deck Disney Channel 23,000
77 Wwe Raw Fox8 23,000
78 American Dad Fox8 23,000
79 Live: AFL 360 Fox Sports 1 22,000
80 The Tudors S4 Ep5 Showcase 22,000
81 Phineas And Ferb Disney Channel 22,000
82 Extreme Fishing With Robson Green Lifestyle Channel 22,000
83 My MTV: 16 And Pregnant MTV 22,000
84 Cars Toons Playhouse Disney 22,000
85 Doctor Who UKTV 22,000
86 Blade Runner: The Final Cut Showtime Action 22,000
87 Poirot: Five Little Pigs 13th Street 22,000
88 Relocation Relocation Lifestyle Channel 22,000
89 Crossing Jordan W 22,000
90 Scooby Doo In Where’s My Mummy? Cartoon Network 22,000
91 Top Gear Bbc Knowledge 22,000
92 My Wife & Kids Fox8 22,000
93 Knowing Showtime Premiere 22,000
94 Hogan’s Heroes TV1 22,000
95 The Secret Millionaire Lifestyle Channel 21,000
96 As The Bell Rings Disney Channel 21,000
97 Blue’s Clues Nick Jr. 21,000
98 True Jackson, VP Nickelodeon 21,000
99 Selling Houses Australia Lifestyle Channel 21,000
100 The Spiderwick Chronicles Nickelodeon 21,000

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13 Comments »

  1. Simon July 22, 2010 at 8:25 pm -

    Correct me if I am wrong, but I understand tonight (JUly 22) is the final of Fox 8’s Football Superstar. If that is the case, it is advertised as Thursdays at 7.30pm, the results are already on the website and the show is only halfway through … surely this is very very wrong

  2. David Knox July 12, 2010 at 8:49 pm -

    Craig, ASTRA figures actually differ from the Pay TV ratings here. The latter is 5 city metro average, the former is “reach” for national incl. regionals. I offer both and readers can make of them what they will.

  3. Craig(Buzz) July 12, 2010 at 3:21 pm -

    Like the Astra ratings graph David.Certainly a very fair results table compared to that other one,and you would have to say even more acurate

  4. jay jay July 12, 2010 at 8:31 am -

    Ten has Masterchef but still can’t win a week. They are a one trick pony, albeit a very skilled pony. Without Masterchef they are nothing and they know it.

  5. Darryn July 11, 2010 at 7:37 pm -

    if only Hawthorn kicked that last goal, they could of beat geelong!

  6. Rob July 11, 2010 at 6:58 pm -

    @ Ronnie

    it’s cheaper and easier to buy material and follow the lead of the US than risk your own ventures in Australia. For every MC there are probably 5 failures or average performers. That’s why shareholders and boards make those decisions, nothingto do with quality (the right way) just pure economics for now. it would be refreshing though for SBS and ABC to do more local content since I’m up to my back teeth with UK content across 2 of their 3 channels.

  7. Jiannis July 11, 2010 at 5:54 pm -

    No one here mentioned TCN9 News beat 7 News in Syd!

  8. Ryan July 11, 2010 at 5:53 pm -

    saw on facebook mc’s finale is 7.30 sunday 25th july.

  9. Garion July 11, 2010 at 4:03 pm -

    If only ten had their 3rd digital channel up by now…. it could have taken second position over seven

  10. FJ July 11, 2010 at 4:01 pm -

    You’d swear Ten had won the week going off the article headline yet they came 3rd, Confusing.

  11. den July 11, 2010 at 3:44 pm -

    I wonder if MC can top the ratings for last years finale.

  12. Ronnie July 11, 2010 at 2:57 pm -

    Masterchef really is a game-changer – it’s essentially a 3 way tie for primary channel support, but Ten have the best demos by far. I don’t really understand why Boards and Shareholders allow 7 and 9 to remain so misogynistic and old-fashioned – it’s all poor business strategy and practice at every level. Why don’t they take a few hints from David Mott?

    As commercial television has given up on Saturday night the ABC audience skyrockets – particularly for drama, but I’ve heard a rumour the ABC cannot find a Head of Fiction – what’s going on out there? Doc Martin delivers 1.5 (!), BOR delivers barely 500,000. The Bill has been axed so what about some great new Aussie drama (this does not mean you BOR) on the ABC on Saturday when the audience is clearly hungry for it?

  13. Matt July 11, 2010 at 1:28 pm -

    Seven 3rd in primary channels? Epic Fail

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