MasterChef Australia nabbed its biggest audience so far this year, topping 2.11m viewers for Monday night.
Whilst it blitzed the commercial competition, the public broadcasters fared a lot better. Top Gear managed a terrific 742,000 viewers, defeating How I Met Your Mother‘s finale at 707,000.
TEN won its second night of the week despite seeing a big drop-off in its audience after Lucas Parsons was eliminated from the kitchen.
Meanwhile THIS afternoon is struggling on just 233,000 viewers -even its former 4:30pm news used to track better.
Nine News Sydney with Peter Overton (294,000) was also a long way behind Seven News with Ian Ross (562,000). Nationally the latter boomed with 1.81m viewers. Nine narrowed the gap better in Melbourne.
Thankfully Sea Patrol was strong for Nine with 1.35m viewers.