TV Ratings May 13: MasterChef twists again as 10 ranks #1 under 50

• Seven again ranks #1 all people with 500k at 7.30pm

Seven News 1,226,000/1,150,000
Nine News 1,100,000/1,055,000
ABC News 830,000
A Current Affair 753,000
7.30 650,000
The Project 380,000/599,000
10 News 434,000/292,000
Sunrise 325,000
The Drum 242,000
News Breakfast 224,000
Today 211,000
SBS World News 193,000
Nine News Late 115,000

Nine: A Current Affair held close to 750,000 again as the show featured an interview with the travel industry executive who had verbally attacked Tracy Grimshaw.
Advertised as the season final that will captivate Australia, the last episode of Doctor Doctor’s season took a long time to get here after having a year off. Shifted to 7.30pm, the audience hasn’t blossomed in the early timeslot. Not that there’s anything too shabby about 500,000 overnight for drama in any timeslot. Dr Hugh Knight farewelled his fans with 482,000 watching.
Paramedics then did 474,000.

Seven: Britain’s Got Talent helped Seven to win the night with 523,000. That would have been a magic trick once, but if you get good numbers at 6pm and then follow it up with Home and Away on 650,000, any channel will be hard to beat.
The 2007 Mark Wahlberg movie Shooter then did 262,000.

10: The channel continues to perform well off the back of MasterChef where another twist last night in the first part of a slightly drawn-out two-night immunity process kept the audience close to 950,000. But this year it’s all about the food and the journey and not the destination. Late ingredients being added to the Mystery Box was the twist and there were loads of good dishes despite the surprise.
The Secrets She Keeps then had its biggest episode of the season with 419,000 after 390,000 last week.

 ABC: Hard Quiz ended its current run with specialist subjects snakes, clarinets, Transformers and the Middle East. The run ended with 760,000 after 709,000 a week ago.
The Weekly with Charlie Pickering climbed from 587,000 to 638,000. Highlights last night were Yard Chat with Andrew Gaze, Charlie Pickering with Miriam Margoles and a different sort of tribute to Alan Jones.
At Home Alone Together then premiered with a strong 466,000 at 9pm, ranking #1 in its timeslot. There was much to laugh at with Ryan Shelton (and brother Jason) back on TV, while Deborah Mailman reading Shakespeare at home on Zoom was very funny.

SBS: Britain’s Cathedrals with Tony Robinson visited the wonderful Liverpool Cathedral last night with 286,000 watching.

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