Ratings: Another win for Nine in overnight ratings but MasterChef dominant at 7.30

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Nine recorded its best Wednesday share since Easter up two share points from the previous week on a night when less than four points separated the three commercial networks. Meanwhile, MasterChef topped the entertainment shows with its highest overall ranking for a Wednesday, again doing the heavy lifting for 10 with over one million viewers.

ABC also improved from the previous week’s low as 10 lost ground with a last minute decision to pull the premiere of it new US police drama Tommy from the 8:45pm due to the real life police drama in the US. Meanwhile, Seven was also down.

Nine won along the east coast while Seven led Adelaide and Perth. 10 ranked second in Melbourne and won the key demographic groups.

In 25-54, 10 secured 29.8% of the audience. Nine ranked second with 26.9% ahead of Seven 22.1%, ABC 14.2 and SBS with 7.0%

In 16-39, 10’s share was 34.2%, Nine had 25.0%, Seven 20.8%, ABC 13.0% and SBS 7.0%

ABC’s post 8pm line up improved after posting series lows the week before with At Home Together back in the top 20.

On Seven, House Rules managed 505,000 for its first Wednesday episode since opening week, down on Britain’s Got Talent from the previous Wednesday. The Bodyguard that followed also rated lower.

On Nine, Taronga: Who’s Who In The Zoo on 503,000 was up 50,000 and later, Paramedics was also up week-on-week.

The Project was again a big driver of 10’s success in the demos while repeats of Bull averaged 330,000 and 204,000.

Outside the top 20

Program Ntwk 5-cities
THE PROJECT 6.30PM 10 375,000
PLANET AMERICA-LE ABC 335,000
BULL RPT 10 330,000
HOT SEAT -5PM Nine 324,000
10 NEWS FIRST 6PM 10 293,000
BODYGUARD Seven 282,000
NEW AMSTERDAM Nine 277,000
BODYGUARD-EP.2 Seven 240,000
THE DRUM-EV ABC 228,000
BULL EP 2 RPT 10 204,000
TONY ROBINSON: EGYPTIAN TOMB HUNTING RPT SBS 196,000
SBS WORLD NEWS SBS 184,000
ADAM HILLS: THE LAST LEG-LE ABC 182,000

Breakfast
Sunrise 274,000
Today 213,000
News Breakfast 228,000

Continue discussion at Wednesday 3 June 2020.

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