Ratings: Judges v Contestants MasterClass tops Thursday ratings

Ten’s final MasterClass of the 2016 MasterChef season was a ratings winner last night with an impressive 1.15 million metro viewers to be the night’s number one show.

It helped Ten’s main channel to also claim the number one spot ahead of Nine that ran a split schedule that included live NRL in the northern states. With the addition of multichannels however, Seven had a narrow win with 25.7%, Nine had 25.3%, Ten 23.9%, ABC 16.7% with SBS lifting to 8.3%.

Seven News (1,039,000 and 1,032,000) had another night as the number one news service while Home and Away that followed averaged 734,000 to be third at 7pm. The afternoon broadcast of The Chase (608,000 and 433,00) was next best for the network with two episodes of Surveillance Oz managing 520,000 and 514,000. Following that were The Big Bang Theory (277,000 and 259,000) and Rush Hour (143,000 and 79,000).

Nine News (959,000 and 950,000) topped Nine’s night as A Current Affair slipped to 745,000 at 7pm. Top Gear that has already been shafted to a multichannel in next week’s schedule ranked 18th in Melbourne, 45th in Adelaide and 47th in Perth for a total of 194,000 metro viewers. The Bulldogs v Cowboys live NRL clash drew a disappointing 392,000 in Sydney and Brisbane while the ARL edition of The Footy Show managed 324,000.

MasterChef’s tongue-in-cheek episode was the number one show in all markets in the younger demos with The Project (675,000 and 467,000) next best for Ten. Earlier, Family Feud had 595,000 and Ten Eyewitness News 480,000 with Law and Order SVU later rating 557,000, its biggest audience since June 2015 and 404,000.

ABC News (785,000) and 7:30 (624,000) made the top ten but a QI repeat with 442,000 was ABC’s only other top twenty entry. New Blood slipped to 428,000, Antiques Roadshow had 314,000 with a Barracuda repeat on 151,000.

SBS’s Eating History: Italy saw 221,000 tune in while Tour de France delivered healthy late night numbers with 186,000 fans.

At breakfast, Seven’s Sunrise was an easy winner with 328,00 ahead of Today on 296,000.

See [Thursday 21 July 2016] (Thursday 21 July 2016) for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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