Lego Masters return beats MasterChef, Dancing with the Stars.
Ratings: Primetime gets a closer battle from 3 reality shows, but Nine takes line honours.
TV had something of a reset last night with Hamish Blake & ‘Brickman’ enticing a horde of lovable geeks to build wild models and Jock Zonfrillo, Melissa Leong & Andy Allen tasting heavenly dishes from exuberant amateur cooks.
In the end Lego Masters won the battle drawing 838,000 metro viewers and topping the demos, eclipsing MasterChef Australia‘s at 670,000.
Not to be outtdone, Dancing with the Stars: All Stars was close behind at 644,000 and doubtless impacted on both Lego & MasterChef trailing their 2020 premieres (notably, also during lockdown). 7:30 (537,000) and Australian Story (495,000) followed for ABC.
Later Four Corners led at 494,000 then Media Watch (468,000), Law & Order: Organized Crime (341,000), Mrs. Brown’s Boys (337,000),
Nine network won Monday with 28.4% then Seven 26.8%, 10 21.6%, ABC 16.0% and SBS 7.3%.
Nine News was 962,000 / 981,000 for Nine. A Current Affair won its slot at 769,000 then Hot Seat (473,000 / 257,000)
Seven News was #1 at 1.05m / 1.02m for Seven. Home & Away was 624,000 then The Chase (535,000 / 314,000) and Billy Connolly: It’s Been A Pleasure (180,000).
The Project pulled 517,000 / 342,000 for 10. 10 News First was 349,000 / 287,000 with Hughesy We Have a Problem compilations at 254,000.
ABC News drew 677,000 for ABC. Invisible Wars was 241,000 and The Drum managed 179,000.
On SBS it was SBS World News (179,000 / 155,000), Secrets of the Tower of London (159,000), Secret Scotland (138,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (131,000) and Mastermind (83,000). Over on SBS Food The Cook Up with Adam Liaw debuted with 66,000.
NCIS led multichannels at 161,000.
News Breakfast: 98,000 / 64,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 19 April 2021