TEN scored an excellent 31.4% share then Nine 24.0% and Seven 22.7%. ABC was 15.7% and SBS 6.3%.
It was TEN’s best share in two years, when Andy Allen was crowned 2012 MasterChef winner.
ONE’s share hit 7.4% but even encouragingly, TEN’s primary channel also out-rated Nine and Seven’s.
MasterChef Australia topped the night at 1.17m / 883,000 for TEN then Glasgow Live (911,000 / 438,000), The Project (605,000 / 466,000) and TEN Eyewitness News (574,000). It was also the first night that Family Feud was played on 2 rather than 3 channels, which saw it drop to 489,000 indicating it was previously drawing good numbers on ONE. The early morning Opening Ceremony however did not fire at 247,000.
Nine News (1.15m / 1.09m) was best for Nine then ACA (876,000), Big Bang (690,000 / 642,000), The Footy Show (669,000) and Hot Seat (624,000).
Seven News (1.07m / 931,000) led for Seven then Home and Away (840,000), Border Security: International (592,000), Million Dollar Minute (519,000) and What Really Happens in Bali (469,000). The movie Hitch was 238,000.
ABC News (828,000) topped ABC followed by 7:30 (645,000), The Time of our Lives (616,000), Catalyst (580,000), QI (430,000) and The Men Who Made Us Spend (344,000).
On SBS ONE it was Luke Nguyen’s France (258,000), Food Safari (230,000), The London Markets (165,000), Tour de France (165,000) and SBS World News (139,000).
ONE’s early evening Glasgow Live from 6pm was best on multichannels at 544,000 viewers.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 24 July 2014