Ratings: MasterChef wins Monday reality ratings battle

In a three-way reality contest, Ten’s MasterChef came out on top for the first time last night with a metro audience of 1.09 million, ahead of Nine’s The Voice that recorded 1.06 million, the lowest audience in the singing contest’s history, plus Seven’s House Rules on 872,000.

The night saw big audiences for evening news bulletins while Have You Been Paying Attention? grabbed a record high audience of 790,000 up 81,000 from last week.

The drawn-out battle round of The Voice helped Nine to the number one spot with a network share of 27.9%, down 2 points from last Monday. Seven took second, also down 2 points to 23.7%. This saw Ten record its best Monday share of the survey with 21.6% and ABC lift to 20.8% while SBS slipped slightly to 6.0%.

Making the top five was Nine News (1,160,000 and 1,132,000) with A Current Affair on 1,010,000 (adjusted for coding error in Adelaide) also doing well. The Voice averaged 1,054,000 with Hughes The Boss? that followed on 508,000. Later, Footy Classified had 156,000 in AFL land and Soundbreaking 126,000.

Seven News at 6pm (1,275,000) was the number one show of the night with the 6.30pm portion including Today Tonight in Adelaide and Perth on 1,078,000. House Rules dropped to 872,000 after Home and Away also lost ground to 741,000. Following, Crimminal Minds: Beyond Borders managed 463,000 and 352,000 for two episodes and the afternoon’s The Chase had 710,000 and 469,000.

MasterChef’s 1,086,000 was up 165,000 from the previous Monday while Have You Been Paying Attention? made the top ten on 790,000. Next best for the network was The Project (735,000 and 524,000) while earlier Ten Eyewitness News had 604,000 and Family Feud 596,000. Later, NCIS: New Orleans had 253,000.

ABC’s programs lifted this week with ABC News (954,000), Australian Story (758,000) and 7.30 (743,000) the best. Q&A’s Tamworth edition was up 95,000 week-on-week to 691,000 while Media Watch improved to 681,000 and Four Corners to 675,000.

Over on SBS, Ireland with Simon Reeve (258,000) and Michael Mosley: Trust Me I’m a Doctor (253,000) topped the night.

At breakfast, Seven’s Sunrise (366,000) was the number one breakfast program ahead of Nine’s Today (343,000) and ABC News Breakfast (104,000 and 43,000).

See [Monday 6 June 2016] (Monday 6 June 2016) for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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