TEN may not have won Monday night, but it sure had good news in the ratings results.
MasterChef Australia topped the night with nearly 1.76m viewers while Can of Worms went up, not down, from its premiere episode last week.
Inside the United Nations General Assembly hall MasterChef had heated competition from The Block which hit another series high at 1.54m. Significantly, the “room reveal” will now shift to The Block‘s traditional timeslot of 6:30pm Sunday from this weekend.
The reality battle left Seven trailing with Border Security / Crash Investigation Unit (834,000 / 744,000), followed by 7:30 / Australian Story (592,000 / 761,000) and Mythbusters (244,000). The Big Bang Theory was 1.07m.
Today Tonight (1.46) bettered the Lady Gaga edition of A Current Affair at 1.2m. 6:30 with George Negus starts the week on 484,000.
At 8:30pm The Amazing Race Australia won with 1.04m, but Can of Worms increased from 924,000 last week to 980,000 possibly reflecting its much stronger debate. Rescue Special Ops followed with 865,000 then Four Corners / Media Watch (634,000 / 608,000) and Man vs Wild (234,000).
At 9:30pm Q & A‘s episode with Julia Gillard won with 662,000 viewers, followed by CSI: Miami (612,000), Bones repeat (485,000), and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (446,000).
Neighbours was the top multichannel show with 363,000 viewers.
Seven won the night.