TV Ratings May 16, 2022: Have You Been Paying Attention? Makes a big splash in return

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• Lego Masters builds a big audience for its Grand Finale

Total TV Ratings, May 9

Australian Story was a strong performer in the total TV ratings, breaking the 1 million mark with 1,100,000, following an increase of 20% on its overnight tv ratings.

The top entertainment program of the night was Lego Masters with 1,060,000 viewers, an increase of 32%. The episode saw the teams challenged to build what their vision of the future was seen through the view of a window frame.

Home and Away was the top entertainment program for Seven with 1,049,000 (up 18%), while the launch of the latest season of Big Brother had 976,000 viewers, up 43%.

The top program on 10 was MasterChef Australia with 876,000 viewers, up 21%. The episode featured the alphabet mystery box.

Overnight TV Ratings, May 16

Primetime News
Seven News 988,000/925,000
Nine News 934,000/931,000
ABC News 639,000
10 News First 307,000 (5:00pm)/ 219,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 158,000 (6:30pm) 134,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 736,000
7.30 559,000
The Project 257,000 (6:30pm)/367,000 (7pm)
The Drum 173,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 260,000
Today 206,000
News Breakfast 184,000

Nine snagged the win for Monday night with a primary channel share of 21.0% and a network share of 29.1%, which were both #1. Lego Masters was the driving force for Nine with the series finale having an average of 669,000 viewers, with 702,000 tuning in for the winner’s announcement. The finale was in #2 in all key demos for the night.

The finale saw the three surviving teams given 28 hours to create their last build. Henry and Joss won the title after creating a scene straight from a monster movie, with a kaiju taking on a mecha crab, destroying the Golden Gate bridge as they fought – complete with a Channel Nine news truck.

Australia Behind Bars then had 157,000 viewers. Earlier in the night, A Current Affair had a strong 736,000.

On Seven, Home and Away was the top entertainment for the broadcaster with an audience of 478,000 tuning in. At 7:30pm, Big Brother Australia had 373,000 tune in, which was down from the show’s launch last Monday of 487,000 viewers. However, as seen above, Big Brother has shown that it will most likely bring in a large swing when total TV ratings are released, with the launch episode up 43%. Last night’s episode saw the return of Big Brother legend, Tully, while fellow legend, Layla, chose to farewell the house to allow Johnson to keep playing.

On 10, The Project had 257,000 (6:30pm) and 367,000 (7:00pm) as the show discussed Scott Morrison defending his new superannuation policy.
MasterChef Australia then followed with 535,000 before Have You Been Paying Attention? aired its first episode of the year, picking up where it left off with 684,000 viewers, making it the top entertainment program of the night. HYBPA? was also #1 in all key demos.

On the ABC, Australian Story had 491,000 viewers as it told the tale of Cathy McGowan. Four Corners then followed with 487,000 viewers, before Media Watch had 481,000 tune in.

The top non-news program on SBS was 24 Hours in Emergency with 135,000 viewers.

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