A double episode of MasterChef pushed TEN to one of its biggest audiences in months, topping the night in primary channel share.
Two episodes drew 910,000 / 899,000 viewers -with episode 2 highest- as Rashedul became the first contestant eliminated from the show. Both episodes also led the way in the Demos.
That left RBT and House Rules to fight it out for second place, but there wasn’t much between them both well behind under 700,000.
Meanwhile there were other problems elsewhere. The Footy Show drew an uneventful 461,000 viewers while ABC’s Seven Types of Ambiguity is not firing in overnight numbers, on just 341,000.
Nine News and A Current Affair both won their slots and Home and Away was ever loyal at 714,000.
However thanks to multichannels, Seven network won Thursday with 26.5% then Nine 26.1%, TEN 25.0%, ABC 14.8% and SBS 7.6%.
Seven News was best for Seven at 1.04m / 951,000 then Home and Away (714,000), House Rules (630,000), The Chase (596,000 / 377,000) and Wedding Surprises: Caught on Camera (358,000).
Nine News was #1 with 1.07m / 1.02m for Nine followed by A Current Affair (829,000), RBT (662,000), Hot Seat (548,000 / 330,000) and The Footy Show (461,000).
MasterChef (910,000 / 899,000) led for TEN then The Project (588,000 / 392,000), TEN Eyewitness News (570,000), Family Feud (370,000) and Law and Order: SVU (317,000).
ABC News (727,000), 7:30 (511,000), The Checkout (486,000) and Seven Types of Ambiguity (341,000) comprised ABC’s night. A repeat of Restoration Man drew 207,000.
On SBS it was Great Continental Railway Journeys (279,000), Italy Unpacked (255,000), Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong (194,000), Medici: Masters of Florence (136,000) and SBS World News (134,000).
Shaun the Sheep showed up multichannels once more with 223,000 viewers.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 4 May 2017