Last night Hamish and Andy managed to do exactly what they had been paid to do -deliver the numbers.
The show pulled up an impressive 1.45m viewers, well ahead of The Renovators (909,000), Law & Order: LA (620,000), Crownies (543,000), and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (185,000).
The show was #1 in the 3 key demos, and together with The Block and The Footy Show helped Nine to a cushy 34.7% share for the night.
The Block won at 7pm with 1.3m over Home And Away Seven (939,000), ABC News (826,000), The 7pm Project (663,000).
Masterchef Australia was first at 7:30pm with 1.51m tuning in to see Ellie eliminated. It bettered Hot Property (1.02m), The Vicar Of Dibley (511,000), 7.30 / Catalyst (455,000 / 439,000), and French Food Safari / Oz And James’s Big Wine Adventure (278,000 / 154,000).
The Footy Show won at 9:30pm with 743,000, with 339,000 in Melbourne and only 133,000 in Sydney.
Seven now leads Nine by just 1% for the week.