Now based in MKR Headquarters, Seven’s cook-off pulled 1.79m viewers and was still strong enough to win the night.
But the exit of one of The Block‘s ‘two fat tradies’ scored the best numbers so far this season at 1.53m. Following on from rising numbers on Sunday night, Nine is enjoying a timely rise against Seven’s juggernaut.
Seven edged ahead to take out the night but it was very close. TEN had another night of woes.
Seven network share was 32.0% then Nine 30.3%, ABC 20.1%, TEN 13.6% and SBS 4.0%.
Also for Seven were Revenge (1.26m), Seven News (1.22m), Today Tonight (1.00m), Home and Away (940,000), How I Met Your Mother (506,000 / 385,000), Deal or No Deal (473,000). The return of Private Practice stalled at just 150,000.
Following The Block for Nine were Big Bang Theory (1.28m / 969,000), Nine News (1.2m), ACA (992,000), Hot Seat (612,000) and Person of Interest (508,000 / 314,000) .
ABC News (994,000) led ABC1 then Four Corners (826,000), Media Watch (807,000), Q & A (725,000), Australian Story (722,000), 7:30 (716,000) and Lateline (334,000).
TEN News was again best for TEN with 694,000. The Project was 456,000, even Curtis Stone on MasterChef: The Professionals could not rise above 432,000, Can of Worms was 407,000, Hawaii Five-0 was 306,000 and The Simpsons was 294,000.
SBS also had a tough night with a RocKwiz repeat its best performer at 154,000 then World News Australia (150,000), Mythbusters (141,000) and Man vs Wild (109,000).
Bananas in Pyjamas on ABC2 topped multichannels with 276,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 51,000 / 35,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 4 March 2013