MasterChef heats up, Under the Dome drops

By AdNews | 9 July 2014

Ten's MasterChef Australia won over a million viewers again last night but the second episode of Under The Dome slumped almost 80,000 viewers on last week's premiere.

With the recently dominant House Rules no longer a factor, MasterChef won 1.007 million viewers, making it the fifth most-watched free-to-air TV show.

US thriller Under The Dome, which aired immediately after the cooking program, pulled in 546,000 viewers – down from last week's 625,000.

The most-watched program last night was Seven News, winning 1.186 million viewers, followed by Nine News with 1.172 million.

Hamish & Andy's Gap Year held strong for Nine, winning 967,000 viewers across Australia's five metro areas, putting it in sixth spot, and helping Nine to take the biggest audience share, at 30.6%.

Seven took the second largest audience share, with 27.4%, followed by Ten with 20.1%.

Seven's Winners & Losers also made the top 10, with an audience of 867,000 – down on last week's 941,000, according to preliminary overnight ratings figures from OzTam.

Completing the top 10 were Nine News at 6.30, third with 1.125 million viewers, Seven's Today Tonight, fourth with 1.019 million, Nine's A Current Affair, seventh with 964,000, ABC News, eighth with 869,000, and Seven's Home and Away, 10th with 860,000.

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