• Lego Masters plot twist: Challenge to get back into the competition
• Best ever HYBPA? launch, stars in lockdown outrate MasterChef
Monday news highlights
Seven News 1,346,000/1,277,000
Nine News 1,111,000/1,037,000
ABC News 909,000
Current Affair 816,000
The Project 431,000/668,000
10 News 508,000/326,000
The Drum 269,000
The Latest 219,000
News Breakfast 216,000
SBS World News 203,000
Nine: “Plot twist” this week on Lego Masters as two recently eliminated teams have the chance to return to the competition. The Monday episode managed to keep over the magic 1m with 1,089,000 to secure Nine a Monday victory. The Monday ep last week did 1,098,000.
Earlier in the night A Current Affair was on 816,000 after an average of 712,000 last week.
Seven: The judges gave their verdict last night as Kayne & Aimee topped the House Rules leader board with 31. Judge LLB didn’t hold back, unloading on Kimmy & Rhi over the bathroom work before scoring them 5 out of 10. The episode did 625,000, up nicely on 564,000 from a week ago.
Home and Away started the week on 717,000, a strong start after a week 18 average of 609,000.
10: Star of the night was the return of Have You Been Paying Attention? with 934,000 which is its biggest launch episode ever and the second biggest episode ever after 944,000 in October last year off the back of an episode of The Masked Singer. The isolation episode worked beautifully with seemingly few timing challenges.
MasterChef had to take second place last night as the program presented a team challenge from a suburban Thai restaurant in the outer Melbourne suburb of East Ringwood. Khanh’s team won which means Poh is amongst those cooking for survival in a pressure test tonight. The Monday episode was on 877,000 after 826,000 a week ago.
ABC: Australian Story was well down on last week’s 910,000, with 667,000 watching an equally illuminating episode on former NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons.
Four Corners then featured life on the coronavirus front line with health workers telling their stories. The episode did 505,000 after 747,000 a week ago.
Media Watch then did 491,000 followed by Q+A on 359,000.