Who knew magic could still hold a crowd spellbound? But that’s exactly what happened last night when Seven’s special featuring Australia’s Got Talent runner-up Cosentino topped the TV ratings.
Cosentino: The Grand Illusionist pulled 1.28m viewers last night, helping Seven to another win.
Seven Network was 32.1% to Nine’s 27.7%, ABC 17.5%, TEN 17.1% and SBS 5.6%.
Seven’s other performers included Seven News (1.2m), Today Tonight (1.05m), Home and Away (964,000), Criminal Minds (953,000), Covert Affairs (531,000 / 339,000), and Deal or No Deal (524,000).
Nine News (1.11m) led Nine then ACA (1.02m), Big Brother (996,000), The Farmer Wants a Wife (867,000), Embarrassing Bodies (702,000), Hot Seat (534,000) and Embarrassing Kids Bodies (298,000).
ABC News won with 1.01m followed by Gruen Planet (946,000), Qi (791,000), 7:30 (758,000), Randling (504,000), Would I Lie to You? (468,000), At the Movies (322,000) and Lateline (221,000).
Puberty Blues (696,000) was best for TEN. TEN News was 691,000, Modern Family was 527,000, The Project 6pm was 454,000. Last Man Standing was 345,000 / 330,000, less than Tuesday’s I Will Survive but above the Wednesday episode a week ago. Class Of was 208,000. TEN Late News is now the latest headache for TEN on just 96,000 -lower than Dr. Phil in the afternoon.
Meet the Amish was 316,000 for SBS ONE followed by Bears of the Last Frontier (274,000), World News Australia (163,000) and The Great New Game (145,000).
7TWO’s Heartbeat topped multichannels with 294,000.