Lego Masters has hit the ground running for Nine launching to a whopping 1.38m viewers and topping Sunday night viewing.
That’s officially higher than Married at First Sight‘s season debut this year which was 1 million in the same 5 city overnights. That makes it the highest new program launch of 2019 to date.
The show easily beat the return of House Rules which was 762,000, up on last year’s 607,000. Lego Masters topped all the demos and even won in Seven’s diehard city of Perth.
My Kitchen Rules endured its lowest-ever finale on 873,000, rising to 946,000 for the win by Matt & Luke. By comparison last year it wrapped on 1.37m / 154m.
But while Nine led in primary share Seven clinched network share at 32.5% then Nine 31.2%, ABC 16.3%, 10 13.3% and SBS 6.6%.
Elsewhere Seven News won its slot at 1.17m viewers. Gordon, Gino & Fred: The Ultimate Roadtrip was just 260,000 viewers.
Nine News drew 962,000 for Nine then 60 Minutes (556,000) and Surviving R. Kelly (192,000).
Vera led for ABC at 671,000 followed by ABC News (607,000), Will Australia Ever Have a Black Prime Minister? (348,000), and a repeat of Ask the Doctor (161,000).
Bachelor in Paradise was best for 10 at 427,000 then The Sunday Project (316,000 / 222,000), 10 News First (243,000), Hughesy We Have a Problem (231,000) and Bondi Rescue (155,000).
On SBS it was David Baddiel on the Silk Road (210,000), Secrets of the Chocolate Factory (180,000), SBS World News (166,000). Lord Lucan: My Husband The Truth drew 105,000.
7mate’s movie The Avengers topped multichannels at 187,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 28 April 2019.