• News, ACA and Ninja Warrior help Nine win: primary & network
• 7.30pm battlefield: Ninja Warrior and House Rules both 838k metro
• Matt Preston food critic again for impossible MasterChef pressure test
• Four Corners special on Thai cave rescue pulls 800,000
Home and Away was just under 700,000 after a week 28 average audience of 688,000.
An epic episode of House Rules saw the series identify the top three teams as Mel & David were revealed as the first team through to finals. It was then crunch time as Josh & Brandon, Jess & Jared and Kim & Michelle left the competition. The Monday episode did 838,000, tied with Ninja Warrior, after House Rules did 768,000 on Monday last week.
First Dates Australia was then on 421,000 after 395,000 a week ago.
Peeping tom drones were one of the stories on A Current Affair with 858,000 watching. The week 28 average audience was 762,000.
Ninja Warrior then did 838,000, which was close to last Monday’s 831,000.
Two episodes of The Big Bang Theory then did 621,000 and 481,000.
Footy Classified was on 145,000 across three markets with 85,000 in Melbourne.
100% Footy did 90,000 – 44,000 in Sydney and 46,000 in Brisbane.
Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage was a guest on The Project. He might have been expecting a gentle interview to promote his speaking tour but he got quite a working over from Waleed Aly. The episode did 586,000 after a weekday 7pm average of 511,000 last week.
MasterChef was almost MasterChef Impossible last night with a very tricky pressure test where the three contestants facing elimination had to cook without seeing the dish, getting a recipe or tasting the dish. All they had was a review from Matt Preston, who became a food critic again for one night only. Remarkably the attempts were not too bad – but they had to choose one to go and it was Samira who failed to make the final six. There will be one more elimination before finals week starts next Sunday. The Monday episode did 815,000 after 832,000 last week.
Have You Been Paying Attention? featured the first appearance from comedian Ivan Aristeguieta on the show. The episode did 737,000 after 692,000 last week.
Back Roads was in Robinvale with 654,000 watching.
Four Corners then had one of its biggest audiences of the year – 802,000 – for the special episode on the Thai cave rescues.
Media Watch then did 593,000.
No Q&A last night. Instead the channel screened the Helpmann Awards with 162,000 watching.
The channel’s biggest audience was between 2am and 3am Monday for the second half of the World Cup final between France and Croatia – 415,000.
After an embarrassment of sports riches for many nights, there was nothing last night with the World Cup over and a rest day on the Tour de France.
Part three of Lady Jane Grey did 199,000 at 7.30pm.
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