Ratings: 20 to One soft return, Seven wins Tuesday

The new look version of Nine’s countdown show Twenty to One got off to a slow start last night scoring a metropolitan audience of 530,000 to finish fourth at 7.30pm.

House Rules on Seven was the only non-news program over one million viewers as last night’s fix-it challenge saw the show win its timeslot with 1,087,000 despite dropping from last week’s 1,145,000. This week’s MasterChef immunity challenge saw Ten’s cooking show grab 928,000 viewers an improvement on last week’s audience of 875,000.

Seven won the night with a 29.9% network share ahead of Nine (24.0%), Ten (21.8%), ABC (16.8%) and SBS on 7.4%. Seven was also the most popular network with younger viewers while Network Ten was number one in daytime.

Seven’s news bulletin finished second across the 6pm hour with 1,133,000 and 1,078,000 while Home and Away was steady with 790,000. The afternoon’s The Chase continued its good form with 661,000 and 412,000 while the return of First Dates won its timeslot with 589,000 despite rating well below last year’s numbers. Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmare’s later had 311,000.

Nine News (1,152,000 and 1,116,000) and A Current Affair (945,000) won their timeslots for Nine. Love Child later was hampered by another poor lead in and despite lifting from last week finished fourth in its timeslot with 530,000. Later, Operation Thailand managed 269,000 with Hot Seat attracting 613,000 and 344,000 fans in the afternoon.

MasterChef was Ten’s best with The Project (637,000 and 420,000) the network’s next best performer. Following, NCIS was steady with 562,000 and NCIS Los Angeles won its timeslot with 379,000. Earlier, Ten Eyewitness News rated 532,000 with Family Feud on 409,000 while Bold and the Beautiful averaged 282,000.

ABC News (778,000) made the top ten while 7:30 had 565,000. David Stratton’s Stories of Australian Cinema debuted to 555,000 with Ask the Doctor slipping to 475,000. Also in the line-up for the night were Foreign Correspondent (334,000) and Grand Designs (259,000).

For SBS, Great Continental Railway Journeys (340,000) and Dateline (199,000) were best.

Sunrise (295,000) was the favourite breakfast show ahead of Today with 283,000. Following, The Morning Show saw 128,000 tune in on Seven with Nine’s Today Extra managing 108,000 with Studio 10 on 84,000.

Afternoon news results included Seven News at 4 (206,000), Seven News at 4.30 (236,000) and Nine’s Afternoon News (208,000).

See Tuesday 6 June for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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