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Tuesday Ratings | BLOW UP AUSTRALIA deflates as MASTERCHEF and THE CHEAP SEATS take charge

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At least the audience for Nine’s new reality format grew.

Channel 9

A Current Affair (666,000) opens Nine’s account with a win, and The Summit Australia (428,000) lifts on its first two nights though still solidly in second place in primetime. The Rescue (208,000) and Chicago Med (49,000) maintain a solid audience to the end of the schedule.

Nine first in both primary (20.6%) and network (28.4%) rankings.

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Channel 7

Home & Away (440,000) is Seven’s best by a long shot as Blow Up Australia (224,000) is looking at dire numbers – last in primetime. The Rookie (191,000) and The Rookie: Feds (144,000) connect loyal fans to the franchise, as a repeat of Crime Investigation Australia: Most Infamous (55,000) rounds it all out.

Seven second in both primary (16.3%) and network (24.9%) rankings.

Channel 10

Any night where the second half hour of The Project (209,000 6:30pm; 302,000 7pm) is over 300k is a good one. MasterChef Australia (492,000) slipped a little on the previous night though still won primetime. The Cheap Seats (399,000) maintained a solid audience to take the following timeslot also. NCIS (140,000) and a repeat of North Shore (44,000) don’t keep too many viewers into the late night.

10 third in both primary (13.3%) and network (19.2%) rankings.


7:30 (438,000) and The ABC of Julia Gillard (331,000) work together to deliver third place for the ABC, with Ningaloo Nyinggulu (327,000) pulling into second place in its slot. Monsters or Medicine? (184,000) and a repeat of Four Corners (24,000) close out the evening.

ABC fourth in both primary (12.4%) and network (17.4%) rankings.

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Who Do You Think You Are? Australia (243,000) opens SBS’s night, followed by current affairs programming Insight (159,000) and Dateline (105,000).

SBS fifth in both primary (5.9%) and network (10.1%) rankings.


16-39: Nine News 6:30pm (101,000) led Nine News 6pm, MasterChef Australia, Seven News 6pm, and The Cheap Seats.

18-49: MasterChef Australia (170,000) beat Seven News 6:30pm/6pm, Nine News 6:30pm, and The Cheap Seats.

25-54: Seven News 6pm (228,000) as followed by Seven News 6:30pm, Nine News 6pm, MasterChef Australia, and Nine News 6:30pm.


Peppa Pig – AM (132,000) gave ABC Kids/TV Plus another multi-channel win.


ServiceTimeO’nights (cume/avg)Note
ABC News7pm-7:30pm573,000
SBS World News6:30pm-7:30pm128,000141,000 6:30pm
114,000 7pm
Seven News6pm-7pm913,000945,000 6pm
881,000 6:30pm
Nine News6pm-7pm824,000835,000 6pm
813,000 6:30pm
10 News First5pm-6:30pm227,000 5pm
168,000 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.

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Sunrise 226,000
The Today Show 192,000
ABC Breakfast 130,000 (91,000 ABC; 39,000 ABC News)


No changes to the previous week’s primetime line-up after the Total TV figures were added: Farmer Wants A Wife (Seven) lifted 30% to 1,117,000; MasterChef Australia (10) lifted 33% to 875,000; and David Attenborough’s Frozen Planet II (Nine) lifted 12% to 450,000.

The BVOD best were Farmer Wants A Wife (209,000), MasterChef Australia (138,000), and Home and Away (128,000).

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

ProgramNetworkTotal TV% lift
The Good DoctorSeven508,00036
Who Do You Think You Are? AustraliaSBS378,00035
MasterChef Australia10875,00033
Farmer Wants A WifeSeven1,117,00030

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 2024. 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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    • Matthew Miller Everything about that is their 6pm-7:30pm offering struggling against the News(es) and ACA/H&A.

  1. The reality is you need a certain skill set to those balloon objects as opposed to Lego masters in which you can see and learn from creativity Lego brings and you can learn the skill set and emulate at home. A good example when Lego masters is in Lego sales markedly increase especially with empty shelves at Kmart for example.
    So in summary Blow Up has gone down like a lead balloon in ratings. Or to paraphrase one of hosts says in a commercial it’s show about nothing.

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