• House Rules continues to edge closer to 1m as eliminations bite
• MasterChef and Have You Been Paying Attention? top key demos
• Good news for HYBPA’s Urzila Carlson, not-so-good for MasterChef’s Gina
Home and Away is nearly halfway through its 30th year. After a week 25 average of 693,000, the new week started on 716,000.
A homeowner reveal on the last of the makeovers on House Rules. The team at the bottom of the leader board, Leigh & Kristie, were eliminated from the show. While they return to their children and enjoy their renovated home, Kristie’s parting words were a warning to the remaining competitors: “Do not trust Mel and Dave. They are as sneaky as it comes.” The episode did 953,000 for a new season high after 890,000 on Monday last week and comes after the former season high of 948,000 on Monday.
First Dates then did 449,000, followed by Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares on 177,000.
Complex regional pain syndrome was a medical mystery Brady Halls was trying to unravel on A Current Affair. Then on the day host and Gold Logie nominee Tracy Grimshaw told Mediaweek about brave ACA reporters, two of them confronted people trying to avoid their cameras last night, including one former NRL footballer who pushed reporter Steve Marshall out of the way. The program had an average of 775,000 in week 25 as week 26 started on 847,000.
Guests on Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation were Claudia Karvan, comedian Rhys Nicholson and actress Liv Hewson. The show did 578,000 after 566,000 last week.
Two episodes of The Big Bang Theory followed with 501,000 and 450,000.
Hutchy and Caroline Wilson were both back on Footy Classified, which did 102,000 in Melbourne.
The future of the Women’s State Of Origin was one of the topics on 100% Footy with just 44,000 in Sydney and 34,000 in Brisbane.
The Project ended with stars from WWE – Carmella and AJ Styles. The episode did 600,000 after an average of 510,000 after 7pm last week.
MasterChef Sweet Week continued with Gina being sent home after she delivered the poorest attempt at a cake from Instagram cake maker Katherine Sabbath. There was no Sashi competing last night as he used one of his two immunity pins to escape the pressure test. The episode did 889,000 after 833,000 a week ago. Although it trailed House Rules all people, MasterChef was well ahead 25-54.
Urzila Carlson was the winner of Have You Been Paying Attention? as she defeated her colleagues Ed Kavalee, Sam Pang, Anne Edmonds and, for the first time this year, Tony Martin. Guest quizmasters included TEN Gold Logie nominee Grant Denyer. The show was well over 800,000 again and was #1 Monday for people 25-54.
Guest presenter Paul West was at work on Back Roads with a visit to the Victorian town of Natimuk with 629,000 watching.
Four Corners delivered a US special on second chances for teen offenders made for PBS. The episode did 523,000 after 563,000 a week ago.
Media Watch featured a special edition on the future of the ABC, which did 503,000.
Q&A followed on 399,000.
The World Cup didn’t get under way until midnight with the two final games from group A running simultaneously at midnight – one on SBS and the other on SBS Viceland.
Uruguay v Russia did 154,000 at midnight on SBS.
Japan v Senegal did 73,000 (2am Monday second half).
Poland v Colombia did 58,000 (4am Monday).
The Saudi Arabia v Egypt on Viceland at midnight didn’t register on our data, which means the audience was under 50,000.
Earlier in the night the lineup included The Great Fire Of London (202,000), Running Wild With Bear Grylls (114,000) and 24 Hours In Emergency (156,000).
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