There were victories, of sorts, all round last night.
Zumbo’s Just Desserts nabbed a timeslot win with 880,000 viewers -its best result since its premiere episode, and enough to beat The Block.
But Nine edged in front with Married at First Sight pipping 800 Words, also topping the Demos last night.
Australian Survivor improved on its Monday outing, closing the gap with The Block and attracting high praise on social media.
Seven News and ACA both won their respective timeslots while The Chase is back in front of Hot Seat once more.
Seven network won Tuesday with 29.8% then Nine 25.8%, TEN 20.35, ABC 17.1% and SBS 7.0%.
Seven News was #1 with 1.19m / 1.1m for Seven then Zumbo’s Just Desserts (880,000), Home and Away (801,000), 800 Words (742,000), The Chase (715,000 / 468,000) and Winners and Losers (411,000).
Nine News (999,000 / 976,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (840,000), Married at First Sight (810,000), The Block (792,000), Hot Seat (539,000) and King’s Cross ER (347,000).
Australian Survivor (728,000) led for TEN followed by The Project (718,000 / 452,000). TEN Eyewitness News was 493,000, NCIS was 296,000 and NCIS: LA was 245,000.
ABC News (756,000), 7:30 (662,000), City in the Sky (571,000), Catalyst (552,000) and Foreign Correspondent (453,000) comprised ABC’s night. Pointless was 261,000.
On SBS it was Royals Who Rescued the Monarchy (393,000), Insight (266,000), Dateline (150,000) and SBS World News 144,000.
7mate’s Highway Patrol was best on multichannels with 260,000.
The Morning Show: 151,000 / 88,000
Today Extra: 129,000 / 77,000
Studio 10: 72,000 / 54,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 30 August 2016.