(5 city metro combined – all figures in millions)

1. Seven News – Seven – 1.376
2. Two and a Half Men (Ep1) – Nine – 1.363
3. Today Tonight – Seven – 1.290
4. A Current Affair – Nine – 1.261
5. Junior Masterchef – Ten – 1.236
6. Nine News – Nine – 1.217
7. Undercover Boss – Ten – 1.188
8. Two and a Half Men (Ep2) – Nine – 1.155
9. The Mentalist – Nine – 1.137
10. Two and a Half Men (7pm) – Nine – 1.105
11. Criminal Minds – Seven – 1.044
12. ABC News – ABC – 1.010
13. CSI: Miami – Nine – 0.989
14. Home and Away – Seven – 0.961
15. The X Factor – Seven – 0.938

Good News Week – Ten – 0.852m
The 7PM Project – Ten – 0.801m
Hot Seat – Nine – 0.609m
Deal or No Deal – Seven – 0.555m

Television audience, you continue to disappoint. All 3 episode of Two and a half Men rate in the top 10?!?! That’s outrageous. A strong performance again from Junior MasterChef, only to get bigger next Sunday/Monday with the final eps airing. Pairing it with Undercover Boss has meant strong performances for Channel 10, but not much else as a highlight for them at the moment. Additionally, strong showings from The Mentalist & CSI:Miami meant Channel 9 win the night for the first time in a while. It’s a shame¬†they had to lean so strongly on the¬†7pm-8:30pm timeslot to do it. The Packed to the Rafters repeat didn’t even blip on the radar, and The X Factor performed so poorly given how close it is to the end of the season, it will be surprising if it sees another series (let alone another $25m) any time soon. Channel 7 must surely lament dropping the repeat of Criminal Minds from 9:30pm, although it wouldn’t have made a difference to these numbers…