The show pulled 1.00m viewers, won its timeslot and topped the demos. It was good news all round, save for the first eliminated contestant, Brendan Langfield from Queensland. TEN should buy him a bottle of bubbly for his ratings help.
There was also news worth noticing in morning television. Sunrise at 406,000 whacked Today on 317,000 -Seven’s best performance all year, in a week in which the competition has been enjoying Voice contestants.
Nine network won again with a share of 26.4% then Seven 25.9%, TEN 22.6%, ABC 19.0% and SBS 6.0% -the kind of even shares that pretty much reflect the landscape we were used to 3 years ago.
Nine is on track to take out its first ratings week of the year.
Nine News was 1.15m / 1.08m for Nine then A Current Affair (909,000), The Footy Show (651,000), Hot Seat (620,000), Top Gear (583,000 in 3 cities) and Two and a Half Men (292,000).
Seven News (1.1m / 1.02m) was best for Seven then Home and Away (909,000), Under the Hammer (524,000), Million Dollar Minute (493,000), Border Security (475,000 in 3 cities). Intelligence was 351,000 / 240,000.
Following Masterchef‘s million were The Project (676,000 / 430,000), TEN Eyewitness News (614,000) and Law and Order: SVU (581,000 / 391,000).
ABC News (848,000) was best on ABC1 then Call the Midwife (802,000), 7:30 (762,000), The Checkout (656,000) and Births Deaths and Marriages (457,000).
Luke Nguyen’s France (314,000) led SBS ONE then French Food Safari (282,000), Jonathan Phang’s Gourmet Express (210,000), Fargo (204,000) and SBS World News (126,000).
Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom (297,000) topped multichannels.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 14 May 2014