All eyes today on the numbers for TEN, with its anticipated premiere of The Shire.
The show came in under the magic million at 913,000 viewers, and was down on its MasterChef lead in of 1.35m viewers. Considering all the publicity the show has had it might have enjoyed a stronger debut.
It was beaten by Australian Story on 942,000 and tied with The Amazing Race Australia (913,000). The Voice US struggled once more at 592,000.
Seven won the night with 29.2% then Nine 22.6%, TEN 21.9%, ABC 19.8% and SBS 6.5%.
Revenge was best for Seven on 1.34m viewers then Seven News (1.22m), Today Tonight (1.03m), Home and Away (954,000), The Amazing Race Australia (913,000), Body of Proof (727,000 / 375,000) and Deal or No Deal (579,000).
Nine News (1.25m) and A Current Affair (1.06m) both defeated Seven’s offerings. Hot Seat was 676,000. The Voice US was 592,000 and The Dark Knight movie was 481,000.
MasterChef (1.35m) topped the night. Also for TEN were The Shire (913,000), TEN News (717,000), NCIS (646,000), The Project 6pm (438,000) and The Finder (354,000).
ABC1 had a good night with ABC News (1.04m), Australian Story (942,000) winning its slot, 7:30 (852,000), Four Corners (816,000), Media Watch (700,000) and Q & A (611,000).
Tour De France was 230,000 for SBS ONE then Mythbusters (206,000) and World News Australia (182,000).
Heartbeat ruled multichannels with 339,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 51,000 / 27,000