Ratings: MasterChef elimination on top on slow Thursday

On a night when no program rated over one million viewers, the final elimination challenge before finals week saw Ten’s MasterChef post its highest audience of the week with 897,000 at 7.30pm.

It was well ahead of the competition with Nine’s RBT next best with 639,000 and Seven’s Toddlers Make You Laugh Out Loud on 542,000 while 7.30 on ABC was down to 484,000.

Nine continued its winning streak but by the narrowest of margins. The network’s 27.4% network share put it just ahead of Seven’s 27.3% while Ten scored 20.0%. ABC’s poor form continued down to 14.9% as SBS did well with 10.4%.

Nine’s 6pm news took out the number one spot for Thursday with 995,000 dropping to 938,000 at 6.30pm. A Current Affair was number one at 7pm with 787,000 while The Footy Show improved to 479,000 doing best in Queensland where it ranked 11th for the night.

Home and Away saw a slight improvement to 702,000 after Seven News had 980,000 and 962,000. Later, All Round to Mrs Browns debuted to 527,000 with Wimbledon on 196,000. In Melbourne, The Front Bar was beaten into second place with 148,000 while elsewhere Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares averaged 187,000.

Meanwhile on Ten, Common Sense dropped to 342,000 for its second outing down from 467,000 on debut. Earlier, the line up included The Project (545,000 and 342,000), Ten Eyewitness News (509,000) and Family Feud (375,000). Later, Law and Order rated 251,000.

ABC News was down to 673,000 but still made the top ten. Next best was 7.30 with 484,000. Janet King was down to 480,000 after The Checkout had 430,000. Cleverman managed only 129,000

Great British Railway Journeys was SBS’s best with 310,000 with Stage 12 of Tour de France on 188,000 and The Family Law with 125,000.

Breakfast numbers were again low with Today on top with 259,000 ahead of Sunrise’s 248,000. Seven’s The Morning Show had 132,000 and Nine’s Today Extra 115,000. In the afternoon The Chase had 618,000 and 418,000, Hot Seat 518,000 and 290,000 after Seven News at 4.30 averaged 229,000, Seven News at 4 had 208,000 and Nine Afternoon News 192,000.

See Thursday 13 July 2017 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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