TV Ratings May 14: Lego Masters finale seen by 1.49m

• Lego Masters only 2019 program with 1m+ metro for ever episode

Tuesday Week 20 2019

• After epic build, two Lego Masters gold bricks go to Henry & Cade
• Series final builds massive audience: #1 all demos in all capitals
• Lego Masters only 2019 program with 1m+ metro for ever episode

• Seven News 1,041,000/967,000
• Nine News 933,000/918,000
• A Current Affair 810,000
• ABC News 700,000
• 7.30 520,000
• The Project 381,000/473,000
• 10 News First 441,000
• SBS World News 148,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 271,000
• Today 198,000

6pm audience

• 7News 1,041,000
• 9News 933,000
• Celebrity Name Game 248,000 (Mon: 314,000)
• The Drum 222,000
• Mastermind 99,000


The channel had its lowest Tuesday share since January.

The 7pm soap slipped to 638,000 after Home And Away started the week on 699,000.

House Rules was not much over 500,000 after successive Tuesdays of 534,000 (last week) and 533,000 (last night).

Andrew Denton’s Interview then did 378,000 with Steve Martin and Martin Short. The episode was down from 447,000 last week. Liz Hayes also interviewed the US comedians last month on 60 Minutes.


Nine’s winning share of 25.5% was the best on the channel since the final two nights of Married At First Sight.

The Lego Masters Finale drew a massive audience to Nine which caused some mayhem for some of the competition.

Nine split the final into two parts with both dominating their timeslots and most demos. The Lego Masters franchise is the only program so far this year with a metro audience over 1m for every episode.

Brickman called the winning construction from Henry and Cade “epic” several times and he was right. The team share a $100,000 first prize and might have just built themselves a career competing in Lego competitions and spruiking the product around Australia and the world.

The Finale started with a metro audience of 1.249m metro, which didn’t quite manage to outperform the series’ launch episode of 1.372m.

The Winner Announced though set a new high for Lego Masters with 1.493m.

The Melbourne audience was more invested than anyone else with over 500,000 watching the Winner Announced with 394,000 in Sydney.

Elsewhere on Nine last night A Current Affair lifted to 810,000 after 794,000 on Monday.

A final season episode of The Big Bang Theory did 703,000 followed by a repeat on 461,000.


Share dropped less than 1.0 week-on-week.

An immunity challenge on MasterChef Australia drew the biggest audience with 592,000 after 654,000 a week ago. Simon made it through to the challenge by presenting Nigella with the best custard dish, although he never looked like beating professional chef Coskun.

Earlier in the night The Project 7pm was on 473,000 after 511,000 on Monday. George Calombaris was among the guests.

The second week of Mr Black clashed with the end of Lego Masters, which might help account for the drop to 278,000 after launching with 471,000. Tough crowd.

Earlier in the night, the new 6pm game show Celebrity Name Game also stumbled. After launching Monday with 314,000 it was down to 248,000.


After ABC News and 7.30, the third episode of Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure was next best with 286,000.

The Recording Studio preceded it with 257,000.


Nine and SBS were the only channels to lift Tuesday share week-on-week.

SBS did it with help from 331,000 watching Marta Dusseldorp on episode three of Who Do You Think You Are?

Insight then did a very healthy 294,000 as it paid tribute to women who migrated to Australia during the 50s, 60s and 70s. It was followed by Dateline on 146,000.

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