But it was also a good night for SBS with Who Do You Think You Are? scoring over half a million viewers and Insight pushing ABC into 5th place in its timeslot.
Elsewhere MasterChef very nearly won its timeslot over X Factor.
Seven Network won the night -just with 29.3%- over Nine’s 29.2%, then TEN 20.4%, ABC 13.4% and SBS 7.7%.
The X Factor was Seven’s best performer at 1.17m then Seven News (1.15m / 1.01m), Home and Away (913,000), Winners and Losers (860,000), Million Dollar Minute (645,000). Chicago Fire was 332,000 / 219,000.
Nine News topped the night for Nine at 1.21m / 1.19m then a season high for Gap Year South America (1.05m), A Current Affair (1.00m), Big Bang (740,000 / 709,000), Hot Seat (662,000) and Arrow (416,000 / 267,000).
MasterChef remains strong at 1.12m for TEN then The Project (701,000 / 470,000) and TEN Eyewitness News (626,000). Under the Dome was 466,000 and NCIS: LA was 307,000.
ABC News (889,000) led for ABC then 7:30 (648,000), Foreign Correspondent (472,000), QI (452,000) At the Movies (275,000). The final Art + Soul limped in at 200,000 -last in its place.
SBS had a strong night thanks to Who Do You Think You Are? at 514,000 then Insight (269,000), Dateline (188,000 in 4 cities), Tour de France (181,000) and SBS World News (175,000).
GEM’s Midsomer Murders was best on multichannels with 313,000.
The Morning Show: 160,000
Studio 10: 56,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 22 July 2014