It pulled out 1.24m viewers in preliminary data, down from 1.33m last week but still 370,000 in front of its nearest opposition.
The show positively milked a drama surrounding Cosentino’s dance partner Jessica Raffa suffering a back injury and withdrawing from the show. She was replaced by Sriani Argaet while the first eliminated contestant was model Jordan Stenmark.
Seven network share was 34.7% then Nine 24.9%, TEN 18.3%, ABC 16.6% and SBS 5.4%.
Elsewhere for Seven, Seven News was 1.09m, Body of Proof was 976,000 /425,000 in preliminary figures, Home and Away was 944,000, Today Tonight was 905,000 but Million Dollar Minute underperformed at 459,000.
Nine News (1.21m) and A Current Affair (1.03m) both won their slots for Nine then Big Brother (870,000), Hot Seat (645,000), Big School (581,000), Come Fly With Me (479,000), and Movie: Horrible Bosses (331,000 in 4 cities).
The Project topped the night for TEN with 573,000. Next were TEN Eyewitness News (535,000), Recipe to Riches (524,000), Sleepy Hollow (459,000), NCIS: LA (456,000). The Simpsons was 344,000.
ABC News (917,000) was best for ABC1 then 7:30 (723,000), Foreign Correspondent and David Attenborough’s First Life (both 598,000), Australian Encounters (415,000) and At the Movies (357,000).
On SBS ONE it was Who Do You You Think You Are? (277,000), Insight (222,000), World News Australia (160,000) and Dateline (131,000).
Neighbours led multichannels with 327,000.
Nine’s Afternoon News: 290,000
Seven News at 4:30: 205,000
Nine News Now: 181,000
The Daily Edition: 61,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 8 October 2013