TV Ratings May 5: Poh dodges MasterChef bullet in front of 1m+

• 10 ranks #1 channel & network in key demos and under 50

• Seven’s House Rules not winning, but channel & network #1
• Poh dodges bullet in MasterChef’s suburban elimination shootout
• 10 ranks #1 channel & network in key demos and under 50

Tuesday news highlights
Seven News 1,238,000/1,183,000
Nine News 1,119,000/1,060,000
ABC News 861,000
7.30 716,000
Current Affair 713,000
The Project 405,000/631,000
10 News 453,000/314,000
Sunrise 299,000
The Drum 271,000
Today 228,000
SBS World News 216,000
News Breakfast 208,000
The Latest 205,000

Nine: The channel stuck with a repeat of Perfect Holiday at 7.30pm as its Tuesday share slipped week-on-week from 15.6% to 14.9%, its lowest weeknight survey share of the year. Perfect Holiday was on 321,000 after 301,000 a week ago.
The 2008 movie What Happens in Vegas then did 198,000.

Seven: The channel’s most-watched after 7pm was Home and Away with 668,000.
The renovations on House Rules moved to Queensland with the show delivering 532,000, up slightly from 479,000 a week ago.
First Dates Australia then helped the channel into a winning position with 323,000 after 9pm.

10: MasterChef reclaimed top spot on the channel and the episode was #1 entertainment and in key demos for the night. The program has continued in the suburbs with an elimination cook last night in a brick veneer home which doubles as an exclusive restaurant. After a taste test gave immunity to all but three, Poh and Ben managed to survive as Rose became the sixth contestant sent home.
The premiere of the second season of How to Stay Married followed with the Aussie comedy on 427,000, the best audience since episode two of season one.

 ABC: Foreign Correspondent had 489,000 after 8pm.
Catalyst then did 392,000 followed by a doco on cartoonist Michael Leunig, The Leunig Fragments, on 240,000.

SBS: Great Canadian Railway Journeys pushed above 300,000 again with 329,000.
Insight was on 207,000 and then Dateline did 143,000.

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