Ali and Samuel cooked up an impressive meal for their guests but all the focus was on feuding females -with judges Pete and Manu failing to intervene during heated arguments as the cameras kept on rolling.
Seven network shares were 34.8% then Nine 28.75%, ABC 19.7%, TEN 13.4% and SBS 3.5%.
Next best for Seven was Revenge (1.36m), Seven News (1.22m), Today Tonight (1.03m), Home and Away (983,000), How I Met Your Mother (502,000 / 342,000), Deal or No Deal (454,000). The Mindy Project was 163,000 and Happy Endings was 64,000.
Both Nine News (1.3m) and ACA (1.21m) won their slots for Nine followed by The Block (1.19m), Big Bang Theory (1.12m / 840,000), 2 Broke Girls (712,000), Hot Seat (653,000), and the Academy Awards (replay: 573,000, Live: 503,000). Nine replayed the Oscars in full, ending at 1am.
ABC News (998,000) topped ABC1 followed by Four Corners (858,000), Australian Story and 7:30 (both 744,000), Media Watch (723,000), Q & A (659,000) and Lateline (333,000).
Once again TEN News proved to be the best for TEN on a tough night at 713,000. Other titles were The Project (463,000), MasterChef: The Professionals (443,000), Can of Worms (398,000), The Simpsons (388,000), Hawaii Five-0 (319,000) and TEN Late News (192,000).
World News Australia (186,000) was best for SBS ONE then Mythbusters (147,000), Grand Tours of Scotland (114,000) and Man vs Wild (108,000).
ABC News Breakfast: 60,000 / 27,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 25 February 2013