The show has been creeping higher and higher with each passing week, last week topping The Block on two occasions. Last night without any competition from The Voice, it was Monday’s top show on 1.54m viewers -easily its best numbers so far.
Nine’s renovation show remained bigger in Sydney and Melbourne but even in those cities its lead has diminished. It’s quite the comeback for the show that many had written off in its first week -although many forget that MasterChef started sluggish in its first year before a complete U-turn.
Seven network won the night with a share of 34.1% then Nine 28.7%, ABC 18.8%, TEN 14.9% and SBS 3.5%.
Following House Rules for Seven were Seven News (1.4m), Today Tonight (1.2m), Revenge (1.13m), Home and Away (1.01m), Deal or No Deal (583,000) and 50 Greatest Plastic Surgery Shockers (417,000).
Nine News (1.42m) was buoyed by a huge Melbourne lead over Seven. Next for the network were The Block (1.37m), A Current Affair (1.13m), Big Bang (885,000), Hot Seat (844,000) and a Harry Potter movie (560,000).
ABC News (929,000) led ABC1 then Australian Story (844,000), Four Corners (843,000), Media Watch (796,000), 7:30 (776,000), Q & A (639,000) and Time Team (337,000).
TEN News (812,000) had its best numbers all year. MasterChef was 663,000, The Project was 531,000, The Biggest Loser’s Biggest Ever Makeovers was 451,000, The Simpsons was 430,000 and The Americans was 218,000.
On SBS ONE it was Mythbusters (239,000), World News Australia (158,000), The Truth About Looking Younger (149,000) and Mad Men (65,000).
Ever-popular Shaun the Sheep was best on multichannels with 344,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 53,000 / 30,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 24 June 2013