Junior MasterChef was once again caught in the crossfire of a Monday night battle between The X Factor and The Big Bang Theory.
Nine’s sitcom topped the night with 1.52m viewers for its first episode and with 1.12m for the second, not to be confused with 986,000 for its repeat. But in data issues today there are no figures available for The Mentalist, meaning the next figures available were for CSI: Miami’s first (599,000) and second episodes (421,000).
The X Factor averaged 1.37m viewers across its nearly two hour broadcast, a slight increase on last week. It was a night when the judges were so complimentary to the acts that even Mel B. was confused. Nat Bass appeared to clarify things when she begrudgingly said of Reece Mastin “We have to say something negative don’t we?”
Body Of Proof did well with 995,000 viewers and Dual Suspects was 401,000. Earlier in the night Home and Away won its slot with 1.11m.
Junior Masterchef was TEN’s best with 741,000 viewers, but it dropped from last Monday. It was followed by Undercover Boss Australia (531,000), Law And Order: SVU (377,000) and Good News World Late now down to 163,000. It’s time to make the call on the latter…
ABC1 beat TEN’s primary channel for the night, with ABC News (942,000), followed by Australian Story (784,000), 7.30 (720,000), Four Corners and Media Watch both on 635,000, and Q & A (533,000).
Best for SBS was Swift And Shift Couriers (259,000) but it was lower than Neighbours (318,000) and Heartbeat (315,000) pulled on multichannels.
Seven won Monday.