MasterChef tops entertainment shows, Seven wins Thursday.

Ratings: It was a night of split schedules, but an easy win for Seven.

Don’t let the numbers deceive you.

Seven may have had a staggered night with sport and playing out some shows after Wednesday delays, but it sailed to a comfy win on Thursday.

From 7:30 it split into AFL and House Rules across the country. That meant it was MasterChef that led in entertainment titles and tops in demos, despite losing 100,000 on last week. RBT was technically second in its slot.

Janet King and The Checkout both dipped on last week for ABC.

Nine News and A Current Affair were best for Nine, also with split scheduling from 8:30pm.

Seven network easily won Thursday with 32.9% then Nine 23.8%, TEN 20.7%, ABC 15.4% and SBS 7.2%.

Seven News (1.00m / 971,000) was best for Seven then Home and Away (625,000 in 4 cities), The Chase (619,000 / 408,000), Seven’s AFL (507,000) and House Rules (446,000 in 2 cities). The Aussie Property Flippers was 174,000 / 100,000 in 2 cities.

Nine News was #1 with 1.01m / 959,000 for Nine then A Current Affair (779,000) and RBT (584,000), Hot Seat (575,000 / 337,000). The NRL Footy Show drew 200,000 in 2 cities. The Last Resort was 144,000 in 3 cities.

MasterChef Australia (778,000) led for TEN followed by The Project (606,000 / 395,000), TEN Eyewitness News (518,000), Family Feud (365,000), and Law and Order: SVU (316,000 / 265,000).

ABC News (698,000), Janet King (475,000), The Checkout (467,000), 7:30 (457,000), Joanna Lumley’s Nile (262,000) and Grand Designs (229,000).

On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys (302,000), Michael Mosley: The Truth About Meat (205,000),  SBS World News (142,000) and The Chef’s Line (99,000). Medici: Masters of Florence was 73,000.

7TWO’s Murdoch Mysteries topped multichannels with 217,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 1 June 2017

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