Those figures for TEN just keep going higher and higher.
Are we talking about MasterChef or The 7PM Project? Both.
Last night MasterChef hit another season high at just under 2.4m viewers (although TEN claims 2.52m for its 7:33 – 8:40 timeslot) while The 7PM Project rose to 1.2m for its first birthday. It didn’t hurt that ousted contestant Alvin also appeared.
In primary figures, TEN actually beat Seven last night, which for a night against Packed to the Rafters is an achievement. On combined network figures it swas still a close call with Seven on 27.9% to TEN’s 27.3%.
Rafters was an impressive 1.91m, but Minute to Win it is down to 869,000. Seven would be wanting to see a week of figures without TEN’s juggernaut before acting on that. Similarly Ghost Whisperer‘s 623,000 took a huge tumble from its Rafters lead in. In fact NCIS took a similar tumble, down to 886,000.
Nine didn’t have much of a night with Top Gear on 1.03m.
And was this the first time a show on ABC3 beat the best from ABC2? Total Drama Action rates 166,000 over Dirty Jobs‘ 163,000.
So far TEN is leading the week, 28.9% to Seven’s 26.6% and Nine’s 24.3%. Not really the week you want ABC to throw a new channel into the mix is it?