Celebrity MasterChef didn’t enjoy a big surge last night, even without Hey Hey the Reunion.
The reality show took 1.18m viewers, suggesting viewers preferred the emotional arc of ‘real people’ in the first series. Last night’s cook-off was won by swimmer Eamon Sullivan who looks like being the one to beat so far. He sent Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and actor Simon Westaway back to their pantries.
Meanwhile Three Rivers had a disappointing debut of 499,000, dropping a sizeable amount of its NCIS: LA lead in of 1.07m. The crime show won its timeslot.
Seven’s factuals were probably the big winners of the night with Border Security on 1.32m and Medical Emergency on 1.24m. Nine’s Two and a Half Men reached 1.21m but Money for Jam, which had a big season premiere, is now just 858,000.
Even Spicks and Specks wasn’t hitting its best, 1.06m, but Hungry Beast saw more people checking it out at 719,000 (up from 539,000). United States of Tara finished with 732,000.
Just 4,000 viewers separated Deal or No Deal and Hot Seat.