Ratings: MasterChef semi-final draws 1.44 million, Ten wins Monday

The Ten Network won its first Monday of the 2016 survey on the back of a strong performance from the semi-final of MasterChef.

The service challenge that saw Harry Foster eliminated, was the show’s highest rated so far this season with a metro audience of 1.44 million serving up the network’s biggest in-survey audience in twelve months.

This lifted Ten to its best 2016 survey share of 26.6%. Seven was a close second with 26.4% while Nine had 22.7%, ABC 19.6% and SBS 4.7%.

Also on Ten, Have You Been Paying Attention? continued its good season with 821,000 tuning in to last night’s later start time while The Project had its biggest audience since July 2015 with 808,000 and 522,000. Earlier, Family Feud had 579,000 fans at 6pm and Ten Eyewitness News 527,000 with NCIS: New Orleans later on 242,000.

Meanwhile, Seven News continued its dominance with 1,237,000 and 1,163,000 to be the night’s number one bulletin. However, Home and Away slipped to fourth place at 7pm with 784,000. Later, Highway Patrol was up slightly to 763,000 with World’s Angriest on 552,000 and The Bourne Ultimatum delivering excellent late nights numbers with 521,000. The afternoon broadcast of The Chase had 728,000 and 444,000.

Over on Nine, Nine News (1,074,000 and 1,015,000) and A Current Affair (970,000) made the top ten but 20 to One put the network fourth at 7.30pm with 572,000. That didn’t help a double Love Child that hit season lows of 587,000 and 555,000. Earlier, Hot Seat averaged 602,000 at 5.30pm and Footy Classified had 161,000 where broadcast.

ABC’s mix of news and current affairs did well with ABC News (856,000) and 7.30 (809,000) the best performers. Australian Story that followed was down this week with 740,000 but Media Watch improved to 757,000. Four Corners was steady on 723,000 with Q&A just making the top twenty with 574,000.

Michael Mosley: E-Cigarettes (200,000) and Predict My Future: The Science of Us (163,000) were best for SBS last night.

Nine’s Today (328,000) slipped ahead of Sunrise (322,000) on Seven with ABC News Breakfast on 91,000 and 60,000. Following, The Morning Show (193,000) bettered Today Extra (150,000).

See [Monday 25 July 2016] (Monday 25 July 2016) for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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