TV Ratings May 3: Nine’s Wednesday win powered by imports

Mediaweek editor James Manning looks at last night’s TV ratings

• MasterChef ranks #1 at 7.30pm as audience meets final 24 contestants
• Nine’s Wednesday win powered by imports: Bee Gees Salute & BGT

Nine has continued on its winning way with a midweek victory off the back of the Grammy Salute To The Bee Gees and the second week of Britain’s Got Talent.

MasterChef posted another audience over 900,000 and was the clear leader at 7.30pm.

Seven’s bumpy ride continued last night with House Rules dipping back below 650,000.


Home and Away hovered just over 700,000 for its second-last night of the week.

House Rules dropped below 650,000 as the week continued with the audiences rising and falling across the first four nights. With one more episode left in week 18 can the numbers lift to continue the pattern?

Aussie Property Flippers followed with 493,000 after 548,000 last week. One of the properties under the hammer returned a strong profit over $100,000 yet the other one offered a much smaller return around $30,000.

House Rules week one
Sunday 1,000,000
Monday 606,000
Tuesday 767,000 and 788,000
Wednesday 645,000


A Current Affair dropped to under 800,000 for its third episode of the week.

Nine then pulled a ratings rabbit out of the hat with Stayin’ Alive: Grammy Salute To The Bee Gees playing at 7.30pm to an audience of 798,000. While that number won’t set any viewing records, it was enough to contribute to Nine’s midweek win and it managed to outrate Seven’s House Rules.

Britain’s Got Talent then followed with 553,000 after a big drop from 867,000 on debut last week.


MasterChef stood firm above 900,000 for episode three as the final MasterChef apron was handed out.

The Project did another night over 600,000 and then This Is Us was on 451,000 later in the night as it returned with a new episode.

MasterChef week one
Monday 1,060,000
Tuesday 913,000
Wednesday 917,000


Anh’s Brush With Fame did 588,000 with Megan Gale as Anh’s subject.

The Weekly with Charlie Pickering followed on 545,00 with Geoffrey Rush at the desk with Charlie.

You Can’t Ask That did 431,000 and then Warriors dropped to 153,000.


Tony Robinson‘s Coast To Coast launched with 222,000.

The audience dropped to 175,000 at 8.30pm for Testing Teachers and then climbed to 202,000 at 9.30pm for the final of The Night Manager.

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