Without Struggle Street to contend with four networks all saw their shares improve compared to a week ago, but it was TEN and ABC that enjoyed the better lifts.
MasterChef was again #1 with 1.13m viewers, with House Rules (763,000) ahead of Reno Rumble (692,000). Wonderland‘s finale at 635,000 was its best crowd since September 2013.
Nine’s experiment with Life on the Dole saw it land in fourth place. While it may have been a cheap option as Programming, it has none of the relevance of the SBS series. Criminal Minds won the slot with 718,000 viewers.
The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (642,000) and Agony (605,000) finally improved without the Struggle Street and The Block Auction competition they’ve combatted in recent weeks.
Seven network won the night with 27.7% then Nine 25.7%, TEN 24.4%, ABC 16.4% and SBS 5.9%.
Seven News (1.04m / 955,000) was best for Seven then Home and Away (810,000), House Rules (763,000), Criminal Minds (718,000 / 517,000) and Million Dollar Minute (547,000). Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD was 146,000.
Nine News (1.1m / 1.03m) led for Nine followed by A Current Affair (862,000), Reno Rumble (692,000), Hot Seat (641,000), Life on the Dole (580,000) and The Amazing 90s was barely amazing at 370,000.
MasterChef Australia topped the night for TEN at 1.13m. The Project was 667,000 / 491,000, Wonderland‘s finale lifted to 635,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 600,000 and Law and Order: SVU was 288,000.
ABC News (818,000) was best on ABC then 7:30 (654,000), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (642,000), Agony (605,000), QI (529,000), Antiques Roadshow (336,000) and 8MMM (268,000).
On SBS ONE it was Orkney’s Stone Age Temple (218,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (200,000), SBS World News (150,000), Food Safari (102,000) and The Legacy (98,000).
Neighbours ruled multichannels at 262,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 101,000 / 29,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 20 May 2015