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• 10 #1 primary with recipe of MasterChef and Aussie drama
• Best of rest: Game shows at 5.30pm, ACA, Home and Away
Seven News 1,193,000/1,132,000
Nine News 1,093,000/1,063,000
A Current Affair 781,000
ABC News 753,000
The Project 378,000/578,000
10 News 388,000/289,000
The Drum 213,000
News Breakfast 200,000
SBS World News 183,000
Seven: Home and Away has recorded a third consecutive night over 650,000 with a 653,000 Wednesday audience.
Britain’s Got Talent was on 526,000 after 570,000 a week ago.
The British drama Bodyguard then dropped two more episodes with audiences of 292,000 and then 259,000. The episodes screened last week added 100,000 more viewers in 7-day catchup.
Seven’s combined multichannels share of 7.9% helped it rank #1 network.
Nine: After two nights over 850,000 A Current Affair has slipped below 800,000 – but not by much with 781,000.
Taronga: Who’s Who in the Zoo on 463,000, up from 413,000 last week.
Paramedics then did 478,000 followed by New Amsterdam on 218,000.
Footy Classified screened in AFL markets to 65,000 with 44,000 in Melbourne.
10: Jess, Poh, Brendan, Reynold and Khanh were the five MasterChef contestants who qualified for the Thursday immunity cook. The Wednesday Mystery Box challenge delivered 11 of the top 12 photos from their childhood. They were then tasked with cooking a dish linked to family ties and it lifted the already high MasterChef bar to new heights. The episode audience lifted above 1m for the second successive Wednesday. The episode was key in 10 wining the night all people and key demos. 10 also ranked #1 network in key demos.
Earlier in the night The Project 7pm ended with a plug for a Lisa Wilkinson interview with Lady Gaga coming Sunday night. The Wednesday episode was on 578,000.
And get this – an Aussie drama thriller was a key part of a ratings victory with the final episode of The Secrets She Keeps on 550,000.
ABC: Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery was on the Gold Coast with Celeste Barber. The episode did 504,000 after 620,000 watched the host with Dr Karl a week ago.
The Weekly with Charlie Pickering featured Judith Lucy and Tom Gleeson with 486,000 after 544,000 last week.
The best episode yet of At Home Alone Together then followed with 372,000 despite a government warning a week ago!
Planet America was then on 285,000 followed by Adam Hills hosting The Last Leg: Locked Down Under from his Melbourne garage on 199,000.
SBS: A repeat episode of Tony Robinson: Egyptian Tomb Hunting did 194,000 followed by an Aussie doco An Australian Hero: Keith Payne VC on 123,000.