TV Ratings May 1: MasterChef a timeslot winner, House Rules below 600k

• Your Generation launch can’t maintain Nine’s winning streak

Wednesday: Week 18 2019

• Seven wins Wednesday, but House Rules stuck below 600k
• MasterChef a timeslot winner, cooks up 10’s best midweek share
• Your Generation launch can’t maintain Nine’s winning streak

• Seven News 1,080,000/1,064,000
• Nine News 961,000/943,000
• A Current Affair 773,000
• ABC News 693,000
• 7.30 626,000
• The Project 262,000/456,000
• 10 News First 393,000
• SBS World News 143,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 268,000
• Today 207,000


Home and Away had another 700,000+ audience after episode on 667,000 and 748,000 this week.

House Rules is stubbornly refusing to lift above 600,000 for the third successive night, despite a Lego-free Wednesday zone.

It’s first week back this year looks like this:

• Sunday 782,000
• Monday 561,000
• Tuesday 550,000
• Wednesday 589,000

The premiere of the short season of the UK crime drama The Bay did 470,000.


Not everything on Nine is going to launch with 1m+, although it was beginning to feel that way.

After three nights of Lego Masters, season two of Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation started with 632,000.

Working Dog’s 1997 classic The Castle then did 364,000.


MasterChef was back above 700,000 and actually managed to narrowly outrate Monday’s launch episode of 715,000.

The penultimate episode of Bachelor In Paradise then did 434,000 after 440,000 on Tuesday.

Earlier in the night The Project did 456,000 with Ava Max in the studio and an interview with Brisbane’s Hazem Hamouda who spent 400 days in an Egyptian prison.


Bill Shorten was grilled by Leigh Sales on 7.30 with 626,000 watching.

Tim Minchin was then the subject on Anh’s Brush With Fame, which did 687,000 after 665,000 a week ago.

The Weekly then did 617,000 after 532,000 a week ago. The highlight of the show was Briggs and his roadside billboard he bought from QMS.


An episode of 24 Hours In Emergency (192,000) pulled the same number of viewers as Great British Railway Journeys.

Going Places With Ernie Dingo did 165,000.

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