Last night’s TV ratings:

The Winners: 11 programs with a million or more viewers. Seven News was tops with 1.526 million, from MasterChef Australia with 1.524 million for Ten (Justine departed, sob). Today Tonight was 3rd with 1.371 million. Getaway was 4th with 1.222 million and Nine News was next with 1.211 million. A Current Affair averaged 1.179 million in 6th and Trouble In Paradise averaged 1.159 million on debut. Seven’s Grey’s Anatomy averaged a solid 1.151 million at 8.30 pm and Nine’s 7 pm repeat of Two And A Half Men averaged 1.089 million. The Footy Shows at 9.30 pm averaged 1.084 million in 10th spot and Home And Away averaged 1.016 million at 7 pm. Law And Order CI averaged 953,000 at 8.30 pm, Rules of Engagement at 7.30 pm, 934,000 and the 8 pm repeat, 879,000. Private Practice on Seven at 9.30 pm, 809,000. Inspector Rex, 351,000, Mad Men, 232,000.

The Losers: Losers? Medium on Ten at 9.30 pm, 788,000.

News & CA: Seven News again won nationally and in every market but Today Tonight lost Melbourne again, but won elsewhere. The 7 pm ABC averaged 926,000, The 7.30 Report, 855,000, Lateline, 291,000, Lateline Business, 180,000. Ten News At Five averaged 902,000, the Late News/Sports Tonight, 383,000. World News Australia at 6.30 pm on SBS, 177,000, 155,000 for the late 9.30 edition. Sunrise at 7 am, 393,000, 7 am Today, 334,000.

The Stats: Nine won with a 6 pm to midnight All People share of 29.8% (29.7% last week); Seven won 27.2% (29.6%), Ten with 22.7% (22.2%), the ABC on 15.7% (15.0%) and SBS with 4.6% (5.4%). Seven won 16 to 39, 18 to 49 and 25 to 54s. Seven won Sydney (The NRL Footy Show wasn’t solid), Brisbane (Ditto). Nine won Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth because of the AFL Footy Show. Nine. Ten still leads 26.7%, from Nine with 26.6% and Seven with 25.5%. In regional areas a win to Nine with WIN/NBN on 30.4%, from Prime/7Qld with 26.9%, Southern Cross (Ten), 21.4%, the ABC, 15.5% and SBS with 5.8%.

Glenn Dyer’s comments: What to say about last night? Getaway was a bit more interesting than Trouble in Paradise which was full of re-enactments. Interesting stories, but? It rated OK for a Thursday night, but people go on holidays for fun and don’t really like to be told bad things can happen.

TONIGHT: Football of the NRL and AFL kind in various markets, Silent Witness on the ABC, Better Homes and Gardens on Seven and the Roger Federer benefit show on Nine late from some place called Wimbledon (Where the Wombles live). Ten has MasterChef and the US version of So You Think You Can Dance (which isn’t as interesting as the Australian version).

TOMORROW NIGHT: AFL, NRL (Foxtel), Rugby Union (Foxtel and Seven). Tennis on Nine late. New Tricks on the ABC at 7.30 pm. Nine also has two movies before the tennis, Ten repeats The Italian Job in some markets (Again). The Highlight: Australia playing France in the Rugby/New Tricks. Tape and watch the other live and enjoy.

SUNDAY: NRL, AFL, Tennis. Sunday Night on Seven. 60 Minutes on Nine. Miss Marple on the ABC. MasterChef and Rove on Ten. Nine has two hours of CSI from 8.30 pm, having dropped one ep of CSI Miami.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports.