The show’s loyal viewers demonstrated they were still invested in the Proudman family after the turmoil of the death of Patrick last year.
Without The Voice to contend with, it proved to be a good night for TEN as MasterChef cooked up 889,000 viewers, although it was still third in its slot.
If the news was good for TEN it was bad for the ABC with dreadful numbers for Jonah from Tonga. It fell to a dismal 287,000, lower than Spicks and Specks and even a 6:30 screening of QI. It was also a significant drop from 414,000 last week.
Seven managed to win the night, including with excellent results from its multichannels.
Seven network share was 30.8% then Nine 27.2%, TEN 21.1%, ABC 15.8% and SBS 5.1%.
Seven News was #1 with 1.19m / 1.12m for Seven then House Rules (1.07m), Home and Away (895,000), The Blacklist (744,000) and Million Dollar Minute (570,000). Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD was 368,000.
Nine News (1.05m / 1.07m) was best for Nine then The Big Bang Theory (1.13m / 848,000), A Current Affair (964,000), Hot Seat (623,000) and Mom (615,000 / 582,000). The Footy Show AFL was 245,000 in 3 cities.
Offspring (931,000) topped TEN then MasterChef Australia (889,000), The Project (663,000 / 457,000), TEN Eyewitness News (645,000), and The Good Wife (404,000). Modern Family was 337,000.
ABC News (808,000) led ABC1 then 7:30 (705,000), QI (615,000), Spicks and Specks (416,000), QI at 6:30pm (391,000), Jonah from Tonga (287,000). An Upper Middle Bogan repeat was 189,000 at 9:30pm.
Walking Through History (278,000) was best for SBS ONE followed by One Born Every Minute (173,000), SBS World News (134,000) and The Bridge (110,000).
Seven had another good night on multichannels with 7TWO’s Lewis best at 356,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 82,000 / 59,000
Wake Up: 34,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 14 May 2014