TV Ratings May 23, 2022: 10 dominates primetime with MasterChef & HYBPA?

TV ratings have you been paying attention HYBPA?

• Seven edges out Nine in a close primary channel battle

Total TV Ratings, May 16

Lego Masters was the top entertainment show in the total TV Ratings with an average of 1,209,000 (up 24%) tuning in for the finale and 1,273,000 (up 26%) watching the winner’s announcement. The final episode of the year saw Henry and Joss win 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.

The first episode of the year of Have You Been Paying Attention? was the #2 entertainment program of the night with 1,146,000 viewers, an increase of 25%

Home and Away was the top entertainment show for Seven with 976,000 (up 20%) followed by Big Brother with 849,000, after a strong increase of 51%.

Overnight TV Ratings, May 23

Primetime News

Seven News 1,070,000/1,020,000
Nine News 917,000/888,000
ABC News 739,000
10 News First 342,000 (5:00pm)/ 231,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 148,000 (6:30pm) 116,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs

A Current Affair 674,000
7.30 723,000
The Project 297,000 (6:30pm)/418,000 (7pm)
The Drum 239,000

Breakfast TV

Sunrise 221,000
Today 192,000
News Breakfast 223,000

Late News

The Latest 74,000
SBS World News Late 47,000
ABC Late News 92,000

Seven has edged out Nine in a razor thing primary channel margin of 16.9% to 16.8%, while also being the #1 network with a share of 26.3%. Home and Away was the top primetime non-news program for Seven with 558,000 viewers tuning in for the soap’s first episode of the week.

At 7:30pm Big Brother Australia then had 342,000 viewers as challenge beast Joel was evicted. This episode was down on last Monday’s 373,000.

On Nine, Celebrity Apprentice had 367,000 viewers tune in for its second episode which saw the teams set up and run a food delivery service for the day and Eloni Vunakece was the second celeb sent home. The first episode of Million Dollar Murders then aired with 202,000 tuning in.

On 10, MasterChef Australia had 523,000 viewers, making it the top program in its timeslot, and #2 in the 16-39 demographic. The episode was down slightly on last week’s 535,000 as the contestants faced a pressure test by Josh Niland.

Have You Been Paying Attention? was the top entertainment program of the night with 645,000 as the show was also #1 in all key demos. The episode featured Melanie Bracewell, Nikki Britton, Marty Sheargold and regular contestants Ed Kavalee and Sam Pang.

7.30 started the night for the ABC, covering the rise of covid cases in Australia and the fallout of the federal election for an audience of 723,000. In the first episode since the passing of original presenter, Caroline Jones, Australian Story (630,000) interviewed co-author of Puberty Blues, Kathy Lette, about her determination to age disgracefully. Finally, 526,000 tuned in as Four Corners dissected the election results.

On SBS, the top rating non-news program was 24 Hours In Emergency, which drew a crowd of 123,000.

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