Network TEN dominated viewing last night with 2.18m viewers for the unstoppable MasterChef Australia and a solid 1.6m for its Hawke telemovie.
Another 840,000 watched Hawke: The Interview following the film. Together with 1.14m viewers for the season final of Merlin, TEN pulled a primary share of 31.4% over Seven’s 21.9% and Nine’s 20.4%. TEN ruled in the key demos last night as well as Total People.
Hawke peaked at 2m viewers and on top of excellent reviews walks away with its head held high -not an easy feat for one-off telemovies anymore.
Commonwealth Games aside, Week 30 could prove to be TEN’s strongest all year.
Aside from News, that left RBT as the next highest rater of the night, on 1.44m.
Dancing with the Stars had to settle for 1.32m but it was up on last week. 60 Minutes just cleared the 1m barrier.
Aside from News, Little Dorrit was strongest for ABC1 on 611,000. Without Doctor Who the channel’s share tumbled. Who Do You Think You Are? managed 244,000 for SBS ONE.
GO! gave Nine an extra 4.7% with The Big Bang Theory pulling 325,000, ahead of 7TWO’s 3.0% and ONE’s 2.0%.
TEN easily won the night.