Ratings: Ten records best audience of 2016 as MasterChef and NCIS dominate

Network Ten recorded its highest audience share of the 2016 survey on Tuesday night as MasterChef and NCIS dominated their timeslots.

Ten’s share was 25.1% placing it second, just behind Seven’s 25.9% and well ahead of Nine that dropped to 22.9% while ABC (18.7%) and SBS (7.4%) both improved their audience share. Ten was the number one network with younger viewers.

Seven News (1,174,000 and 1,078,000) was back as the number one news program as Home and Away lifted at 7pm to 825,000. The latest instalment in the Make You Laugh Out Loud franchise scored 779,000. That compared to a peak audience last year of 1.04 million for Dogs LOL and is the lowest result so far for the franchise. The return of Winners and Losers disappointed finishing fourth at 8.30 with 585,000. The final of Kiss Bang Love then had just 248,000 while The Chase had 729,000 and 462,000 in the afternoon.

Over on Ten, MasterChef was the number show for Tuesday with 1.18 million metro viewers. It also led all demographic groups where is recorded double the audience of its timeslot rivals. Also doing well this week were NCIS with 724,000 and NCIS LA on 482,000 with both programs number one in their timeslots. Earlier, The Project had 702,000 and 511,000 after Ten Eyewitness News averaged 589,000 and Family Feud 567,000.

Meanwhile, Nine News (1,073,000 and 1,071,000) and A Current Affair (900,000) made the top ten for Nine. Britain’s Got Talent was fourth in its new 7.30 timeslot while Arnie’s Greatest Ever Stunts saw just 328,000 tune in. The afternoon’s Hot Seat had 591,000 fans.

ABC was up across the night with ABC News (870,000) and 7.30 (777,000) the top performers. Catalyst that had a 200,000 plus audience increase week-on-week to 701,000 while How to Stay Young averaged 641,000. Foreign Correspondent managed 472,000 and The Drum averaged 242,000.

Continental Railway Journeys (320,000) and Insight (210,000) topped SBS’s night.

Nine’s 5pm news had 353,000 with the earlier part of the afternoon bulletin on 207,000. Seven’s afternoon bulletin rated 285,000 at 4.30 and 261,000 at 4pm.

At breakfast, Sunrise recorded a big win with 338,000, well ahead of Today on 297,000. Following were The Morning Show (178,000) Today Extra (171,000) and Studio 10 (94,000).

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

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