Wednesday Ratings | MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA pips ABC’s comedies


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An interesting mid-winter’s mid-week night indeed.

Home & Away (443,000) softer than usual for Seven, and even Big Brother Australia (319,000) slides to a smaller than usual figure. Unbelievable Moments Caught On Camera (141,000) and Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back (62,000) slide around in the evening because don’t forget that The Front Bar (277,000 (169,000 MEL)) plays earlier in AFL states!
Seven first in both primary (18.8%) and network (26.7%) rankings.

Nine suffer a rare Wednesday loss, though not because A Current Affair (577,000) has fallen to any new low – it’s still a clear non-News winner at 7pm. Perhaps the move to a repeat of the Logie-winning Travel Guides (438,000) has something to do with it, especially as it is followed with a night of repeats in MOVIE: Bad Moms (190,000) and Chicago Med (45,000). Footy Classified (73,000 MEL/ADL/PER) pops up in partnership with Dr Christian Jessen Will See You Now (TBA BNE/SYD) at the end of the night.
Nine second in both primary (17.8%) and network (26.2%) rankings.

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The Project (268,000 6:30pm; 387,000 7pm) continues its rollercoaster run for 10, and yet MasterChef Australia (556,000) ticks up ever so slightly to easily take primetime. Five Bedrooms (267,000) also lifts though isn’t competitive in the later slot. A repeat of Bull (130,000), the finale of This Is Us (66,000) and the new timeslot for Good Sam (30,000) do what is expected of them.
10 third in both primary (14.3%) and network (20.8%) rankings.

ABC’s night down on last week across the board. 7:30 (484,000) does OK, and Gruen (501,000) takes a near 100k hit. The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (436,000) is the same, however You Can’t Ask That (236,000) has a slightly smaller drop. Repeats of Would I Lie To You? (173,000) and Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (35,000) finish the evening.
ABC fourth in both primary (13.2%) and network (17.9%) rankings.

SBS deliver Tony Robinson: WWII by Drone (137,000), Why Buildings Collapse (152,000), and a repeat of New York Super Airport (60,000).
SBS fifth in both primary (4.7%) and network (8.5%) rankings.


16-39: MasterChef Australia (118,000) leads The Project 7pm, Nine News 6:30pm, Travel Guides, and Nine News 6pm.

18-49: MasterChef Australia (210,000) beats out Nine News 6:30pm/6pm, The Project 7pm, and Seven News 6:30pm.

25-54: MasterChef Australia (240,000) scores a triple demo crown, followed by Nine News 6:30pm, Seven News 6:30pm, Nine News 6pm, and Seven News 6pm.


Bluey – AM (398,000) on ABC Kids/TV Plus again rams home the multi-channel win.


ServiceTimeO’nights (cume/avg)Note
ABC News7pm-7:30pm548,000
SBS World News6:30pm-7:30pm121,000126,000 6:30pm
116,000 7pm
Seven News6pm-7pm877,000895,000 6pm
858,000 6:30pm
Nine News6pm-7pm780,000787,000 6pm
773,000 6:30pm
10 News First5pm-6:30pm306,000 5pm
231,000 6pm

SBS World News averaged ((6:30pm+7pm)/2) to obtain total program figure.
Seven News/Nine News figures averaged ((6pm+6:30pm)/2) to obtain total program figure.


Sunrise (215,000)
The Today Show (191,000)
ABC Breakfast (160,000 (107,000 ABC; 53,000 ABC News))


One change to the previous week’s primetime line-up after the Total TV figures were added: MasterChef Australia (10) lifted 19% to 895,000; Big Brother Australia (Seven) lifted 44% to 761,000; and Celebrity Apprentice Australia (Nine) lifted 25% to 718,000.

The BVOD best were Big Brother Australia (168,000) and Home and Away (141,000).

Here’s the five shows that lifted the most from their overnight figures:

ProgramNetworkTotal TV% lift
Big Brother AustraliaSeven761,00044
Five Bedrooms10436,00026
Celebrity Apprentice AustraliaNine718,00025
Home and AwaySeven963,00022
The Front BarSeven394,00021

Primary Channels, Multi-Channels, Shares, Subscription TV, Key Demos, Brekky Battle: All figures Total People, Five City Metro (5CM); overnights only.

Daily Consolidated 7 Total TV: All figures Total People, Consolidated 7 day Five City Metro (5CM) + Regional (Reg) + BVOD (Broadcast Video on Demand); % lift compared to overnight figures.

Top 20 Overnight Metro

Top 20 Multi-Channel Shows

Overnight Network Share

Top 20 Foxtel Shows

Daily Consolidated 7 Total TV Program Rankings

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2022. The data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.

Note: Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs. Programs with the same name on one or more primary or multichannel, are aggregated into one network figure.

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Steve Molk
Steve Molk
Steve Molk is sharply focused on the business of TV in Australia across all its formats - FTA broadcast, commercial, subscription, catch up & BVOD. Based on the Central Coast of NSW he's a passionate advocate for Australian-made programming, particularly drama and comedy. He loves podcasting, gaming & watching too much TV. For all media enquiries please call or text 0401-709-405



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