TV Ratings April 29: MasterChef mystery box delivers better food and ratings

• Best of the rest: Hard Quiz, The Weekly, Doctor Doctor

Wednesday news highlights
Seven News 1,266,000/1,151,000
Nine News 1,177,000/1,126,000
ABC News 843,000
A Current Affair 791,000
7.30 682,000
The Project 440,000/657,000
10 News 501,000/352,000
Sunrise 325,000
ABC News Breakfast 249,000
The Drum 247,000
Today 225,000
SBS World News 224,000
The Latest 166,000

Nine: Doctor Doctor has held the 7.30pm slot again with 507,000 after 450,000 last week.
Paramedics followed with 475,000 and then New Amsterdam did 244,000.
The late edition of Footy Classified was on 68,000 with 49,000 in Melbourne.

Seven: Home and Away was again top 10 and again over 600,000 with 627,000
Britain’s Got Talent did 434,000 after 569,000 last week.

10: Another night of exceptional dishes on MasterChef featured a mystery box challenge. Each cook had different ingredients and there was a barter period before the clock started to let them trade items. The episode was on 1,014,00 that was double the audience watching either of the commercial offerings elsewhere and up on 994,000 last week.
The Secrets She Keeps followed with 422,000 after launching a week ago with 399,000.

ABC: The Kevin Whyte, Chris Walker and Charlie Pickering production company Thinkative Television filled the 8pm hour last night. One of the best of recent Hard Quiz episodes at 8pm was The Battle of the Duds featuring former losing contestants. One was wearing a Gold Logie kaftan and another nominated Australian reality TV as a special subject. The audience was 711,000 after 724,000 last week.
The new season of The Weekly with Charlie Pickering then started with new regular Luke McGregor. There was no Tom Gleeson last night, with Pickering saying he will return next week. Highlight was perhaps Judith Lucy’s lockdown photo album. The audience was 611,000.

SBS: Britain’s Cathedrals saw host Tony Robinson at Salisbury Cathedral with 292,000 watching.
The first episode of My Grandparents’ War featured Helena Bonham Carter in the first episode with 231,000 watching.

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