Seven’s makeover episode of Beauty & the Geek Australia topped Thursday night with 1.33m viewers.
Thanks to the interest in makeovers (any kind of makeover), Seven was well ahead of the pack last night.
It also won with Seven News (1.09m), Today Tonight (983,000) and Home and Away (937,000). The Amazing Race was 662,000, while How I Met Your Mother was just 253,000 at 10pm.
Celebrity Apprentice had to settle for third place last night (911,000) as Polly Porter was eliminated from the show. It was a decision that attracted plenty of social media comment last night, with many fuming she was booted over Deni Hines. At least for Nine the show is attracting strong engagement in its debut week.
RBT was 651,000, lower than Unforgettable (663,000). CSI: Miami was 408,000. Chase was 269,000.
TEN just managed third place for the night with most of its shows were under 600,000. The strongest performer was Keeping Up with the Joneses on 601,000. Recruits: Paramedics was 575,000, followed by Rush (573,000), and gloomy numbers for The 7PM Project of 497,000. A Law and Order: SVU repeat was 439,000. The penultimate 6:30 with George Negus was down to 310,000 -just ahead of Neighbours, which at least was still the top multichannel show on 284,000. Even The Bold and the Beautiful was higher on 417,000.
ABC News took second place in its slot on 933,000 while The Slap was 811,000. Next for ABC1 were Qi on 781,000, 7:30 (754,000) and Crownies (517,000).
Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam and Gourmet Farmer, both on 334,000, were best for SBS ONE. At least there was 100% traction from show to show. Supersizers Go was 269,000.
Seven won Thursday with 31.4% ahead of Nine’s 23.2%, TEN’s 19.9%, ABC’s 19.7% and SBS 5.9%.