• 10’s Ambulance Australia wins timeslot with biggest audience
• Michael Portillo new episodes push SBS over 300,000
• Queen: Days Of Our Lives on air again, this time on Gem
The 7pm soap Home And Away started its week on 630,000 and was steady on 626,000 last night.
The final of Take Me Out seems to have finally screened some time since the series first launched. The final episode shouldn’t deliver its smallest audience ever, but it did – 394,000. The program was even out-rated by Family Food Fight. (Broadcasters haven’t been saving their best for the last week of survey.)
The Good Doctor then managed to build the audience to 586,000 after a poor lead-in.
A Current Affair went from 767,000 on Monday to 721,000 last night, which was still enough to win the slot. One of the stories last night uncovered mums crashing the schoolies celebrations in Bali.
We were a little premature farewelling Family Food Fight yesterday – seems there is still a bit more to go. Last night the program did 405,000, narrowly out-rating the final of Take Me Out.
Two Big Bang Theory episodes followed with 429,000 for the new ep and 356,000 for the repeat.
Two Kath & Kim episodes screened later with audiences of 226,000 and 190,000.
Powering the Nine multichannel Gem last night was yet another screening of the brilliant doco Queen: Days Of Our Lives which is still a great watch the third time around! The audience watching the close to three-hour event was 107,000.
The Project started the week with a Monday audience of 414,000, which became a Tuesday crowd of 423,000. Guests included surfing superstar Stephanie Gilmour and frequent Australian visitor Billy Bragg.
Ambulance Australia set a new series high of 652,000 after 560,000 a week go. The episode easily won its timeslot and was #1 in all key demos and was #1 entertainment show and #1 after 7.30pm.
Three hours of US crime drama followed with FBI on 313,000, then two episodes of NCIS: Los Angeles did 219,000 followed by the repeat on 123,000.
Simply Nigella did 332,000 at 8pm.
Part one of the three-part My Family And The Galapagos did 345,000.
Gatwick: The Last Chance Hotel did 317,000, a fair bit lower than the season final of The Block at the Gatwick, an episode where the Gatwick owners bought one of the renovated units in the historical building.
Great American Railroad Journeys returned to the schedule with 302,000 at 7.30pm. Michael Portillo was on the rails between Reno and the Napa Valley with the first two episodes of the second half of season three.