TV Ratings May 2: MasterChef helps 10 get best Thursday of 2019

• The Footy Show sinks lower, but NRL wins in Sydney, Brisbane

Thursday: Week 18 2019

• Seven’s Front Bar key to second network win this week
• MasterChef immunity pin & Curtis Stone make 10’s week better
• 10 records best Thursday of 2019, third best on any night
• The Footy Show sinks lower, but NRL wins in Sydney, Brisbane

• Seven News 988,000/953,000
• Nine News 874,000/833,000
• A Current Affair 664,000
• ABC News 682,000
• 7.30 546,000
• The Project 245,000/443,000
• 10 News First 405,000
• SBS World News 130,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 260,000
• Today 193,000


At 7pm Home And Away was on 610,000 for three Thursday episodes back-to-back after peaking on 748,000 earlier in the week.

With Seven now the home of the Got Talent franchise again, Britain’s Got Talent is now also with Seven. A new season went to air at different times around the network. The metro audience was 373,000. Interestingly the Melbourne audience (131,000) was bigger at 9.30pm than Sydney at 8.30pm (94,000).

That was partly thanks to a strong lead-in – The Front Bar. The metro audience was 427,000 with 278,000 in Melbourne where it was #1 show for the day. Patrick Dangerfield and Nicky Winmar were guests.


A Current Affair dropped below 700,000 for its penultimate episode of the week.

Nine’s NRL coverage then did 445,000 for what became a very one-sided match between Souths and Broncos.

The Footy Show is back on life support after a metro audience of 97,000 with just 53,000 in Melbourne. Nine’s Melbourne share was just 12.7%.


The channel ranked #1 under 50 for the night with the top three shows in that and the other key demos.

MasterChef managed 680,000 last night as Tim took the first immunity pin in a four-way cook off. Although the show was above 700,000 twice earlier in the week, it was only outrated by the Seven and Nine last night.

The last episode of this season of Bachelor In Paradise couldn’t quite make it to half a million with 454,000 tuning in. An additional Tell All program after the GF did 417,000.


Berowra Waters was the location for house hunting on Escape From The City with 423,000 watching.

The second season of Doctor Foster then continued on 223,000.


Two back-to-back episodes of Secrets Of Britain covered Scotland Yard and MI6 with an average audience of 227,000.

Project Blue Book then did 106,000.

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