The number sets a new record for a single multichannel show.
Another 391,000 watched the second session. GEM scored a huge 12.9% share once again beating ABC1, TEN’s primary channel and all of SBS channels combined.
Nine network was 39.1% then Seven 23.5%, ABC 15.6%, TEN 15.2% and SBS 6.6%.
Nine News was the night’s top show on 1.32m viewers then The Block (1.28m / 930,000), A Current Affair (1.04m), The Footy Show (756,000), and Hot Seat (694,000).
Seven News (1.09m) led Seven then Today Tonight (1.01m), Home and Away (969,000), Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean (564,000) and Deal or No Deal (548,000).
ABC News (918,000) topped ABC1 then 7:30 (681,000), Catalyst (626,000), Wonders of Life (593,000) and Grumpy Guide to Work (307,000).
TEN News kept the theme of news topping each channel with 680,000. Law and Order: SVU was 499,000 / 473,000, The Project was 467,000, MasterChef struggled on 461,000 and The Simpsons was 358,000.
Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong (241,000) topped SBS ONE then Tour de France (229,000), Heston’s Feasts (182,000), World News Australia (177,000), Food Factory: Supersized (175,000).
The Morning Show: 190,000
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 18 July 2013