Ratings: Ten tops primary channels thanks to MasterChef and Shark Tank

Network Ten’s main channel had the largest share of last night’s TV audience on the back of strong performances by MasterChef and Shark Tank.

But it wasn’t enough to win in network shares as Nine, with a combination of news and the ARL Footy Show, won its fourth Thursday in a row with 26.7%. Seven was second with 25.3%, with Ten on 23.9%, ABC with 17.5% and SBS 6.6%. Ten was again more popular with the younger demographics.

Nine News (1,016,000 and 978,000) ranked second from 6-7pm while A Current Affair (938,000) was number one at 7pm. RBT ranked tenth for the night with 668,000 with The Footy Show on 369,000 in AFL markets and the movie Mr & Mrs Smith on 171,000 in NRL territory. Earlier, Hot Seat had 586,000.

Seven News was the number one bulletin with 1,132,000 and 1,046,000 with Home and Away averaged 734,000 at 7pm. Following on Seven, Mighty Cruise Ships rated 417,000 with Car Crash TV on just 289,000. Later, Rush Hour slumped to 134,000 and 113,000, however, The Chase did well in the afternoon with 685,000 and 433,000.

Meanwhile for Ten, MasterChef, now in its seventh week, had an easy timeslot win with 1,083,000 while Shark Tank improved to 646,000. Earlier, The Project had 635,000 and 489,000, Family Feud 586,000 with Ten Eyewitness News rating 527,000. Later, Law and Order: SVU saw 368,000 tune in.

ABC News was a top ten entry with 756,000 with Rake later steady on 605,000. 7:30 was down 120,000 week-on-week to 494,000 as Kitchen Cabinet also slipped to 476,000. Antiques Roadshow scored 284,000 while ABC’s new drama Cleverman saw its audience fall further to just 257,000 down from the 446,000 that watched the premiere two weeks ago.

Sugar Free Farm (206,000) and Poh and Co. (175,000) topped SBS’s night.

At breakfast, Seven’s Sunrise with 342,000 was well ahead of Nine’s Today with 291,000.

See [Thursday 16 June 2016] (Thursday 16 June 2016) for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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