Not only did it win its timeslot, it even out-performed A Current Affair at 7pm.
Elsewhere TEN still has big headaches with disappointing numbers for The Biggest Loser at 319,000 which saw The Good Wife at 8:30 slump to just 267,000 -an unacceptable number for the timeslot. Next week TEN is pinning its hopes on new and returning dramas, Secrets and Lies and Puberty Blues.
Seven network won the night with a share of 34.6% then Nine 31.2%, ABC 16.8%, TEN 13.1% and SBS 4.2%.
My Kitchen Rules topped the night with 1.77m for Seven then Seven News (1.03m / 1.00m), The Blacklist (942,000), Home and Away (921,000), Million Dollar Minute (428,000) and Chicago Fire (357,000).
The Block (1.23m) was best for Nine then Nine News (1.09m / 1.09m), Inside Story (1.00m), ACA (981,000), Hot Seat (594,000), CSI (490,000).
ABC News (839,000) topped ABC1 followed by 7:30 (615,000), Mad as Hell (614,000), Spicks and Specks (488,000), The Moodys (380,000) and The Last Leg (326,000).
Tough times continue at TEN with TEN Eyewitness News best at 580,000, Next was The Project (512,000 / 320,000), The Bold and the Beautiful (431,000), The Biggest Loser (319,000), The Good Wife (267,000 / 238,000) and Modern Family (250,000).
Indian Ocean With Simon Reeve (243,000) led SBS ONE followed by One Born Every Minute (179,000), World News Australia (125,000) and Lilyhammer (83,000).
ABC2’s Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom (331,000) topped multichannels.
ABC News Breakfast: 75,000 / 51,000
Wake Up: 35,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 26 February 2014