Last night saw the final of The Masked Singer, where Volcano was crowned the winner and revealed to be American popstar Anastacia.
The remaining two contestants in the final three – aliases ‘Dolly’ and ‘Mullet’ – were revealed as singers/performers Em Rusciano and Axle Whitehead respectively. Both appeared on early seasons of Australian Idol.
The winner reveal had 771,000 viewers while the rest of the final had an average viewership of 648,000 according to OzTAM’s metro data. Alas, the costumes will be making their way to the back of the 10 Studio cupboard for another year.
On top of entertainment was again The Block with 893,000 viewers, signalling the start of ‘Hellway Week’ (that’s a pun on ‘hallway’, in case you weren’t sure). Also in primetime was SAS Australia with 565,000 viewers, which featured smuggling a ‘VIP’ over a border and a nighttime ambush – let them rest, we say!
Seven’s night saw Seven News top the ratings overall with 1,035,000 viewers, while Home and Away had 614,000 and The Chase had 516,000.
For Nine, Nine News had 958,000 viewers, A Current Affair had 778,000, The Weakest Link had 533,000 and Hot Seat had 403,000.
ABC News had 733,000, while the ABC Network also had 7.30 with 594,000 viewers and The Greek Islands With Julia Bradbury at 379,000 viewers, presumably all looking to scratch the increasingly itchy travel bug.
Finally, 10’s The Project had 476,000 viewers while The Cheap Seats had 370,000 and 10 News First had 325,000.
The Nine Network once again won the night with 30.5 per cent of the daily share, followed by the Seven Network with 26.4 per cent. Network 10 had 19.8 per cent of the share, the ABC TV Network had 15.4 per cent and the SBS Network had 7.9 per cent.
Looking now to OzTAM’s Total TV Report for Tuesday September 28th, the top program was Seven News with a total audience of 1,727,000 (metro: 1,094,000, regional: 591,000, BVOD: 39,000), followed by The Block with 1,439,000 total viewers (metro: 838,000, regional: 314,000, BVOD: 197,000).
In third was Nine News with 1,369,000 total viewers (metro: 967,000, regional: 362,000, BVOD: 39,000).
And, once agin, the program with the highest lift on overnight was SAS Australia at 34 per cent, resulting in a total tv audience of 1,135,000 (metro: 592,000, regional: 257,000, BVOD: 162,000).