MasterChef topped the ratings last night with 1.04m viewers for TEN, and was also #1 in demos. Eliminating Queensland park ranger Miles Pritchett, TEN had little competition -although Nine ran a staggered schedule due to sports.
Week 2 of Cleverman saw it fall from 452,000 to 330,000. It has quickly moved to niche viewing but remains highly-praised on social media.
The debut of Rush Hour for Seven was uneventful at 349,000 but can safely sit on Thursdays without too much damage to the schedule.
While TEN scored second place in primary channels, only to land third in network figures, the night belonged to Nine with its mix of news and sport.
Nine network was 28.4% then Seven 24.2%, TEN 22.8%, ABC 18.3% and SBS 6.4%.
Nine News was 1.02m / 928,000 for Nine then A Current Affair (822,000), Hot Seat (569,000), Thursday Night NRL (447,000 in 2 cities) and The Footy Show (445,000 in 3 cities). RBT was 299,000 in 3 cities.
Seven was under the magic million all night with Seven News (996,000 / 951,000), Home and Away (721,000), The Chase (621,000 / 409,000), Highway Patrol (458,000) and Rush Hour (349,000 / 302,000).
MasterChef Australia was #1 with 1.04m for TEN. Shark Tank drew 609,000, The Project was 608,000 / 488,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 499,000, and Law and Order: SVU was 319,000.
ABC News (791,000), 7:30 (617,000), Rake (601,000), Kitchen Cabinet (531,000), Cleverman (330,000) and Antiques Roadshow (308,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Sugar Free Farm (213,000), Poh and Co. (203,000), Made in Italy with Silvia Colloca (169,000) and SBS World News (158,000). Follow the Monkey was 109,000.
Shaun the Sheep was tops on multichannels with 275,000.
OzTAM Overnight: Thursday 9 June 2016.