Ratings: Seven Year Switch and MasterChef win timeslots

The final of the Seven Network’s Seven Year Switch averaged 903,000 metro viewers last night to lead the 8.45 timeslot while over on Ten, MasterChef was number one at 7.30 with 1.04 million tuning in to see the first immunity pin of the competition awarded.

Seven won the night, improving on the previous week with 28.8%. Nine grabbed second slipping to 24.6% while Ten lifted to a network share of 22.9% while ABC (16.9%) and SBS (6.7%) were steady.

Seven News (1,097,000 and 1054,000) was the number one news bulletin for the night with Home and Away (827,000) and House Rules (825,000) also making Tuesday’s top ten. The Chase managed 624,000 and 389,000 in the afternoon with Best Bits later on 332,000.

Nine’s A Current Affair was the number one show at 7pm with 850,000 after Nine News had 1,064,000 and 992,000. The Big Bang Theory at 7.30 scored 746,000 fans for a new episode dropping to 669,000 for the repeat that followed. The debut of Britain’s Got Talent then managed 708,000 with 304,000 and 233,000 for Lip Synch Battle. Hot Seat at 5.30 had 624,000.

Meanwhile, NCIS saw a season high 661,000 tune in on Ten followed by 423,000 and 269,000 for two episodes of NCIS Los Angeles. Earlier, The Project rated 632,000 and 468,000, Family Feud had 597,000 and Ten Eyewitness News 534,000.

ABC News came in at number ten for the night with a 7pm audience of 782,000. 7.30 that followed managed 620,000 while Catalyst just made the top twenty on 573,000. The Indian Dream Hotel lost ground from last week’s debut to 530,000 with Foreign Correspondent rating 354,000.

Great Continental Railway Journeys (316,000) and Insight (256,000) were best for SBS.

In the breakfast spot it was another win for Nine’s Today with 340,000 ahead of Seven’s Sunrise averaging 325,000. The Morning Show then had 156,000 for Seven with Nine’s Today Extra on 134,000 and Studio 10 on 78,000.

See [Tuesday 17 May 2016] (Tuesday 17 May 2016) for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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