TV Ratings May 10: Seven’s midweek winning team – News, H&A, House Rules, Property Flippers

Mediaweek editor James Manning looks at last night’s TV ratings

• Seven’s midweek winning team: News, H&A, House Rules, Property Flippers
• Nine lifts to second place, but The Last Resort still well under 500,000
• MasterChef holds spot in top five after first team challenge on new season

Seven was placed second behind Nine on Monday night with a share of 18.9%. However, last night Seven was ranked #1 with its smaller share of 18.3%. Seven was also ranked #1 Wednesday with combined channel share.

Seven’s win was set up by Seven News with help from Home and Away, House Rules and then Aussie Property Flippers.

Nine tried The Last Resort again at 7.30pm but with another sub-500,000 that could just be the last resort for the network. Nine managed second place though thanks to strong performance from Nine News and then A Current Affair.

TEN was a very competitive third thanks to MasterChef ranking #1 overall after 7pm as the program ranked #1 for the night key demos.


The drama on Home and Away includes Zac, played by actor and podcaster Charlie Clausen, contemplating leaving the Bay. The midweek episode did 715,000 after the two previous episodes this week were also just over 700,000.

House Rules saw work under way on the twins’ geek chic house. The Wednesday episode did 751,000 after 645,000 on Wednesday last week.

Aussie Property Flippers again saw its audience drop with last week’s 493,000 turning into 423,000 last night.


Investigations on A Current Affair last night examined a brawl at a Preston mosque, just how fresh are supermarket “fresh vegies” and the call-waiting times for people trying to reach Centrelink. The midweek episode was over 800,000.

The Last Resort improved marginally, climbing from its Tuesday debut of 414,000 to 435,000 which was just enough to enter the top 20.

A long episode of Britain’s Got Talent managed to lift the Nine audience to 524,000.


The red and the green teams faced off in the first group challenge for MasterChef season nine. The green team looked to have the stronger lineup and it played out that way in the end. The Wednesday episode was on 876,000, down from 917,000 watching last week. Tonight could be interesting when each member of the losing team is asked to prepare the perfect chip!

The Project 7pm was the channel’s next best with an update live from Canberra on Connie and Samuel Johnson‘s Big Heart Project and an interview with Heath Ledger‘s sister Kate. The episode did 622,000.

This Is Us filled in a few plot holes with an episode set largely in the past. The audience of 462,000 was close to last week’s 451,000.


Anh’s Brush With Fame made the top 10 with 643,000 watching the episode featuring Ian Thorpe. That was up from 587,000 watching Megan Gale a week ago.

The Weekly With Charlie Pickering then did 608,000 after 556,000 last week. The show featured Yellow Wiggle Emma and a better version of Bill Shorten‘s controversial ad.

You Can’t Ask That then did 422,000 with The Warriors on 158,000.


Tony Robinson’s Coast To Coast had the channel’s biggest crowd at 7.30pm with 281,000.

The Eurovision Top 40 Songs special with hosts Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasy then did 240,000 with the SBS social media team working it hard.

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