The ratings tussle for this week is currently neck and neck between Seven and Nine.
Seven has won two nights this week and is just 0.2% ahead of Nine, which has won three including last night.
That means the battle will likely go down to sports events on Friday and Saturday to decide the winner. Either way TEN will be a much stronger third than it has been for months thanks entirely to MasterChef.
Nine network was 27.8% on Thursday then Seven 26.3%, TEN 23.7%, ABC 15.8% and SBS 6.3%.
Nine News (1.02m / 970,000) led Nine’s night followed by A Current Affair (950,000), Reno Rumble (765,000), The Footy Show (702,000), Hot Seat (589,000) and Anger Management (347,000).
Seven News (1.05m / 979,000) was best for Seven then Home and Away (774,000), Downton Abbey (629,000), Million Dollar Minute (592,000) and Martin Clunes and a Lion called Mugie (520,000). Mr Selfridge was 179,000.
MasterChef Australia (1.03m) easily won its timeslot for TEN. Law and Order: SVU was 580,000 / 421,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 558,000 and The Project (557,000 / 409,000).
ABC News (751,000) led ABC followed by a repeat of The Checkout (641,000), 7:30 (511,000), Budget Reply (493,000), Our Girl (397,000) and Antiques Roadshow (304,000).
On SBS ONE it was Luke Nguyen’s United Kingdom (270,000), Rachel Khoo’s Cosmopolitan Cook (264,000), Vikings (199,000) and SBS World News (185,000).
ABC2’s Peter Rabbit bounced to the top of multichannels with 291,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 14 May 2015.