Relationship / dating shows are on a roll in 2016 with Seven Year Switch rising to 903,000 for its finale last night, ahead of a reunion episode due next Monday.
Despite a surprising number of episodes for its fairly slight premise, the show won its timeslot. On social media some were unhappy with the conduct of its couples and appeared to want splits for the time invested. Nine’s Britain’s Got Talent debuted at 708,000, second in its slot.
Earlier MasterChef dominated at 1.03m for TEN, also topping two demos, as it handed out its first immunity pin for the year.
Catalyst rose for ABC and Insight lifted for SBS.
Seven network won with 28.8% then Nine 24.6%, TEN 22.9%, ABC 16.9% and SBS 6.7%.
Seven News was #1 with 1.1m / 1.05m for Seven then then Seven Year Switch (903,000), Home and Away (827,000), House Rules (825,000), The Chase (642,000 / 389,000) and Best Bits (332,000).
Nine News (1.06m / 992,000) led for Nine followed by A Current Affair (850,000), The Big Bang Theory (746,000 / 669,000), Britain’s Got Talent (708,000) and Hot Seat (624,000). Lip Sync Battle was 304,000.
MasterChef rose to 1.03m for TEN. NCIS drew 661,000, The Project was 632,000 / 468,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 534,000, NCIS: LA was 425,000 / 269,000.
ABC News (782,000) was best for ABC followed by 7:30 (620,000), Catalyst (573,000), The Indian Dream Hotel (530,000) and Foreign Correspondent (354,000).
On SBS it was Great Continental Railway Journeys (316,000), Insight (256,000), Dateline (146,000) and SBS World News (137,000).
Shaun the Sheep continues a winning multichannel streak on 271,000.
The Morning Show: 156,000 / 107,000
Today Extra: 134,000 / 100,000
Studio 10: 78,000 / 51,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 17 May 2016