Ratings: Australians Have Been Paying Attention in record numbers

Last night’s episode of Ten’s comedy panel show Have You Been Paying Attention? recorded the show’s biggest ever audience with 880,000 metropolitan viewers.

That is up on the previous high 856,000 as the show also topped the three younger demographic groups.

Earlier, The Voice (1,051,000) won the 7.30 timeslot despite dropping from the previous week while House Rules had 901,000 and MasterChef 867,000 both up from last Monday.

Nine’s main channel was number one last night but a better multichannel result saw Seven’s network share highest with 27.5%. Nine was second with 26.7%, Ten had its best Monday share for the survey with 21.8%, ABC had 18.3% and SBS 5.7%.

Seven’s win was secured with a 4.0% share for 7Two as its best main channel programs were Seven News (1,083,000 and 1,061,000), House Rules (901,000) and Home and Away (759,000). The afternoon saw The Chase with 711,000 and 450,000 while later Seven Year Switch improved to 519,000 and Ramsay’s Hotel Hell had 301,000.

Nine News at 6pm took out the number one spot with 1,132,000 dropping to 1,076,000 by 6.30pm. Next best for Nine, The Voice hit a season low of 1,051,000 while Lip Sync Battle returned significantly lower than last year with 471,000. Later, in AFL markets, Footy Classified had 154,000.

Top performers for Ten were Have You Been Paying Attention? (880,000) and MasterChef (867,000) after The Project had 712,000 and 454,000. Earlier, Ten Eyewitness News averaged 549,000 and Family Feud 424,000 while, later, the season premier of Prison Break had just 275,000.

Meanwhile, ABC News (830,000) just made the top ten with Australian Story (658,000), Four Corners (650,000) and Media Watch (643,000) top twenty entries. Q&A (435,000) ranked 24th for the night.

24 Hours in Emergency (168,000) and SBS World News (139,000) were SBS’s best results.

In the breakfast TV battle, Seven’s Sunrise took the lead with 299,000 metro viewers, while Today had 268,000 on Channel Nine and ABC’s News Breakfast had 98,000 and 52,000.

In the afternoon, Seven News at 4.30 had 272,000, Seven News at 4 had 251,000 and Nine Afternoon News 189,000. The first in the Australian episodes of Bold and the Beautiful managed 325,000 on Ten, up from 295,000 for the previous Monday.

See Monday 15 May for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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