Immunity pin fail makes Masterchef history, Seven wins Thursday.
Ratings: Nine wins primary channels on a night of staggered scheduling.
A MasterChef Australia contestant made history last night, when Loki gambled Survivor-like, on keeping his Immunity pin before a challenge.
But it proved to be his downfall when he was sent packing after failing to defeat 8 other contestants in a Pressure Test. The show pulled 845,000, up on last week’s 781,000, and claiming top entertainment crown. That helped Todd Sampson’s Body Hack 2.0 to debut with 537,000,.
Nine topped primary channels, winning slots with ACA and the NRL / Footy Show combo from 9pm. Seven News and The Chase won for Seven with a Melbourne win for The Front Bar over Footy Show.
Elsewhere, The Handmaid’s Tale pulled in more viewers than the trains on SBS.
But with a multichannel boost, Seven network won Thursday with 28.7% then Nine 26.6%, TEN 22.1%, ABC 15.7% and SBS 6.8%.
Seven News was #1 for Seven with 1.03m / 973,000 then The Chase (600,000 / 386,000), Home and Away (559,000), The Front Bar (301,000 in 3 cities) and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares (280,000). Ramsay’s Hotel Hell was 189,000.
Nine News (928,000 / 913,000) led for Nine then A Current Affair (769,000), Hot Seat (550,000 / 322,000), The Footy Show (435,000) and Thursday Night NRL (373,000 in 3 cities). RBT was 230,000 in 3 cities. World’s Funniest Videos was just 98,000 in 3 cities.
MasterChef Australia (845,000) won its slot for TEN then The Project (562,000 / 330,000), Todd Sampson’s Body Hack 2.0 (537,000), TEN Eyewitness News (416,000). Law and Order: SVU was 242,000.
ABC News (690,000), 7:30 (538,000), Grand Designs Australia (532,000), Sammy J (334,000), QI (321,000), Think Tank (239,000) and Wentworth (105,000).
On SBS it was The Handmaid’s Tale (277,000), Great British Railway Journeys (230,000), SBS World News and Luke Nguyen’s Food Trail (both on 128,000) and Next of Kin (84,000).
Kazoops on ABC KIDS topped multichannels with 211,000. Love Island was 154,000 on 9GO!
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 31 May 2018