TV Ratings May 20: The Voice #1 + House Rules tops MasterChef

• Blokes dodge a TV bullet again as sixth woman departs MasterChef

Monday Week 21 2019

• The Voice helps Nine maintain primary & network Monday lead
• House Rules again #2 at 7.30pm, ahead of MasterChef legend
• Blokes dodge a TV bullet again as sixth woman departs MasterChef

• Seven News 1,160,000/1,093,000
• Nine News 988,000/967,000
• A Current Affair 820,000
• ABC News 786,000
• 7.30 671,000
• The Project 281,000/486,000
• 10 News First 419,000
• SBS World News 128,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 277,000
• Today 202,000


Home And Away was up over 700,000 to start the week. Its week 20 average was 649,000, close to the previous week’s 643,000.

House Rules Monday was second in the timeslot on 668,000 after 669,000 a week ago.

9-1-1 then did 416,000 after 446,000 last week.

7mate’s Talking Footy was on 117,000.


Mediaweek contributor Andrew Mercado was a guest on A Current Affair last night, speaking with reporter Brady Hall about great TV series final episodes in the wake of the end of Game of Thrones. The show has started the week on 820,000. Its week 20 average was 735,000, up on the previous week of 724,000.

The second night of The Voice did 963,000 after launching on Sunday with 1.012m. Viewers wouldn’t have been surprised to learn that coach Boy George returned to his chair after he stormed off the set.

Ed Sheeran was then one of the guests on Nine’s Elvis All-Star Tribute Special, which did 382,000.

The late night AFL and NRL shows then followed in their respective markets – Footy Classified on 107,000 and 100% Footy on 55,000.


The second Legend in a special MasterChef week featured Clare Smyth who was rightly greeted like cooking royalty despite not quite being a household name here. She then took part in eliminating another female contestant – Jess Hall – who is the sixth woman to lose her spot. The Monday audience was 600,000 after 614,000 a week ago.

Have You Been Paying Attention? had Nova’s Marty Sheargold amongst the guests. The second episode this season was on 673,000, down from its 786,000 debut.


Australian Story was just over 600,000 at 8pm with a tribute to former PM Bob Hawke.

Four Corners was then on 517,000 with an episode tracking the movements of the candidates in Warringah on election day.

Media Watch did 527,000 followed by Q&A with Alan Jones among the guests. The episode did 520,000, just short of its best audience of 526,000 earlier this year.


The launch of Medicine Or Myth performed well, pulling the channel’s biggest audience of 330,000.

Great American Railroad Journeys was next best on 192,000.

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