TV Ratings May 22: MasterChef legend in the house + Top 40 eps of 2019

• Catch-up audiences push Lego Masters final audience to 1.73m

Wednesday Week 21 2019

• MasterChef Legend Ottolenghi oversees team challenge
• Catch-up audiences push Lego Masters final audience to 1.73m
• Nine reports it has been the home to top 40 episodes of 2019

• Seven News 1,081,000/1,034,000
• Nine News 955,000/923,000
• A Current Affair 738,000
• ABC News 715,000
• 7.30 613,000
• The Project 263,000/450,000
• 10 News First 371,000
• The Drum 233,000
• SBS World News 135,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 266,000
• Today 185,000


Home And Away was the biggest non-news show last night with 671,000 after audiences close to 700,000 earlier in the week.

House Rules was on 573,000 after 597,000 a week ago.

The Bay then did 360,000 after 341,000 last week. The UK crime drama added 119,000 in the consolidated 7 data making last week’s audience 461,000.


A Current Affair featured cowboy tradies and video gaming with 738,000 watching. The program started the week with two nights over 800,000.

Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation held a bring a baby boomer to work day, which featured radio host Red Symons, actress Tina Bursill and comedian Peter Rowsthorn. The episode did 545,000 after 538,000 last week.

The final episode of Decades: The Amazing Noughties did 401,000.

Nine also reported yesterday in the one week since the grand final of Lego Masters, audiences continue to flock to the last episode.

The Winner Announced segment of last Tuesday’s final was watched by an additional 315,000 viewers in the past seven days to record a national consolidated average audience of 2.329 million (Metro: 1.734 million / Regional: 595,000).

The episode also continues to be streamed at a bumper rate and has currently achieved a VPM of 106,000 on 9Now.

With the inclusion of an additional 392,000 viewers who tuned into encore screenings, the total national viewing audience for the Winner Announced segment of last Tuesday’s finale increases to a massive 2.827 million.

Together with Married at First Sight and the Australian Open, the performance of Lego Masters now sees Nine as home to all 40 of the top 40 highest rating individual metro programs of 2019.


A big legend was on duty at MasterChef last night for the team challenge – Ottolenghi. The program was #1 at 7.30pm with 634,000 after a Wednesday audience of 644,000 a week ago. The program was #1 for the night under 50.

Next best on the channel was The Project with 450,000 seeing Albo talking ALP leadership and Maggie Rogers explaining how she has moved on from talking about Pharrell Williams.

The second week of Five Bedrooms was on 428,000 after launching with 503,000.

MasterChef and Five Bedrooms were the top two programs for women under 50.


Anh’s Brush With Fame was on 626,000 after 558,000 a week ago.

The Weekly was on 573,000 as it featured Eurovision and the election. The Proclaimers featured on Hard Chat.

You Can’t Ask That then did 410,000.


The biggest audience was at 8.30pm with 186,000 watching 24 Hours In Emergency.

Earlier both Going Places With Ernie Dingo and Great British Railway Journeys were just over 170,000.

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