Sydney travel guide trip tops entertainment

• Travel guides and Wild Territory are a winning combo for Nine
• Space 22 and Family Court Murders form a new duo for ABC

Total TV Ranking, May 10

Lego masters was the highest entertainment program in total ratings after registering 1,126,000 viewers, an increase of 30%. The episode saw the teams build their creations on a rotating baseplate, revealing a three-part story featuring a beginning, middle, and end.

The best entertainment program on Seven was At home and away with 1,008,000 viewers, up 20% on its nightly viewers. Also on Seven, Big Brother Australia increased by 51% with 902,000 viewers.

The best program out of 10 was Master Chef Australia which attracted 807,000 viewers, up 22%. The episode saw Christina (Favorite) Coming Home After Struggling With The Pastry Chef Garreth WhittonSmoked pecan and butterscotch pie.

TV Ratings Overnight, May 17

Prime Time News
Seven news 938,000/924,000
Nine News 863,000/854,000
ABC News 611,000
10 News First 296,000 (5:00 p.m.) / 223,000 (6:00 p.m.)
SBS World News 122,000 (6:30 p.m.) 113,000 (7:00 p.m.)

daily news
A topical affair 600,000
The Project 29,000 (6:30 p.m.)/397,000 (7:00 p.m.)
The Drum 167,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 231,000
Today 191,000
News Breakfast 179,000

Nine won Tuesday night with a winning main channel share of 19.5% and also the top network share with 28.1%. A factor in this victory was that travel guides managed to surpass the regular 7:30 p.m. franchises to be the best entertainment program of the night with 554,000 viewers. The episode didn’t take viewers far, as the guides traveled to Sydney. Matt Wright’s Wild Territory then followed travel guides with 289,000 viewers.

On Seven, At home and away was the broadcaster’s top entertainment program after the soap opera recorded 499,000 viewers. It was the start of Big Brother Australia with the total television darling having 379,000 viewers overnight. The episode saw the returning housemates take over the game from the newbies. The episode was down from last Tuesday’s 394,000.

The 10, MasterChef Australia was the broadcaster’s top program with 513,000 viewers, as the show was also No. 1 in the 16-39 demo and top five in all key demos. The episode saw Minoli eliminated after a pressure test by Alla Wolf-Tasker from the Lake House which saw contestants cooking summer cucumbers with murray cod, without a recipe.

On the ABC, Space 22 debuted with 281,000 viewers before Family Court Murders had 276,000 plays for the show’s second episode.

The best program on SBS was Great British Rail Journeys with 174,000 viewers.

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