Ratings: Record Gogglebox audience lifts Ten to 2016 high

Last light’s broadcast of Gogglebox on Ten plus another one-million plus MasterChef audience helped lift the network to its best primetime share of the 2016 ratings survey.

Gogglebox’s 729,000 eclipsed the previous high recorded last year following the Grand Final of The Bachelorette and was 181,000 higher than last week’s episode.

Overall, Seven had a narrow victory in network shares with 26.9% despite its main channel running third. Nine grabbed 26.3%, Ten 23.0%, ABC 17.8% and SBS 5.9%. Ten was the most popular network with younger audiences.

A triple Home and Away with 791,000 was Seven’s best non-news program with Seven News on 1,037,000 and 898,000. The afternoon telecast of The Chase had the next highest audience with 691,000 and 402,000 while double Big Bang had 449,000 and 363,000. The movie Identity Thief, later averaged 240,000.

For Nine, its news servie was best with 1,046,000 and 1,013,000 while A Current Affair was the number one 7pm show, rating 863,000. RBT grabbed 606,000 at 7.30 with The AFL Footy Show on 424,000 in those markets and the movie Broken Arrow on 134,000 in NRL territory.

MasterChef averaging 1,006,000 and Gogglebox (729,000) made the top ten with The Project Ten’s next best title on 601,000 and 460,000. Earlier, Family Feud had 564,000 and Ten Eyewitness News 515,000. Law and Order SVU later saw 410,000 tune in.

ABC News (755,000) was its network’s best result. Janet King lifted to 663,000 this week while 7:30 and Budget 2016 Opposition Reply both recorded audiences of 513,000. Later, Utopia had 341,000 and Upper Middle Bogan 221,000.

Gourmet Farmer (178,000), Destination Flavour Scandinavia (176,000) and Heston’s Dinner in Space (152,000) dipped this week for SBS.

Today notched up its fourth win of the week with 325,000 while Sunrise had 315,000.

See [Thursday 5 May 2016] (Thursday 5 May 2016) for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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