Ratings: Laughing at Pensioners not as funny as Toddlers making you laugh

Last night’s Pensioners Make You Laugh Out Loud TV special proved to be the least popular episode so far in the LOL series, shedding 90,000 viewers from the previous week’s version of the franchise that featured laughing at toddlers.

The show, shown on Seven, ranked third at 7.30 with a metro audience of 632,000 behind Nine’s Britain’s Got Talent on 650,000 and Ten’s MasterChef that dominated with 1.16 million.

However, Seven was able to win the night with a 28.9% network share with Seven News at 6pm the night’s number one program. Ten grabbed second place for the second night in a row with 24.5% with Nine on 24.1%, ABC with 15.5% and SBS 7.0%. Seven won the 25-54 age bracket with Ten ahead in 18-49 and 16-39.

After Seven News (1,207,000 and 1,144,000), The Chase was the network’s next best performer with 752,000 at 5.30pm and 466,000 at 5pm. Home and Away slipped to 739,000 at 7pm and later a Winners and Losers double episode had 561,000 and 553,000. Following, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares managed 215,000.

MasterChef’s Tuesday episode was the night’s top entertainment title and number one program across the key demographic groups with 1,155,000. Next best for Ten was The Project with 737,000 and 498,000 with NCIS (528,000) and NCIS Los Angeles (329,000 and 206,000) later in repeat mode. Earlier, Family Feud scored 558,000 and Ten Eyewitness News 545,000.

Nine News (1,118,000 and 1,009,000) and A Current Affair (905,000) made the top ten for Nine while Britain’s Got Talent was up slightly to 650,000. The movie 22 Jump Street then averaged 228,000 with Hot Seat on 515,000 in the afternoon.

Meanwhile, ABC News was best for its network with 780,000 followed by 7.30 (595,000) and Catalyst (532,000) making the top twenty. Later, Martin Clunes: Man and Beast managed 419,000 while Foreign Correspondent had 311,000.

Great Continental Railway Journeys (339,000) and Insight (247,000) were SBS’s best results.

At breakfast, Sunrise (328,000) was on top with Today averaging 307,000. Following, The Morning Show (165,000) stayed ahead of Today Extra (140,000) and Studio 10 (90,000).

See [Tuesday 19 July 2016] (Tuesday 19 July 2016) for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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