Last night’s TV ratings:

The Winners: 16 programs with a million or more viewers. Seven stormed back (helped by Nine’s inadequate programming and Ten’s repeats of NCIS). Find My Family on Seven at 8 pm was the top program with 1.655 million. Seven News was next with 1.645 million and Ten’s Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation at 7.30 pm was 3rd with 1.594 million (off around 150,000 from its recent highs). Today Tonight was next with 1.572 million viewers and Packed To The Rafters returned with 1.520 million for Seven at 8.30 pm but wasn’t broadcast in Melbourne. The Zoo at 7.30 pm averaged 1.517 million for Seven and 6th spot; and MasterChef Australia averaged 1.495 million for the half hour from 7 pm for Ten. 8th was Nine News with 1.260 million and A Current Affair was 9th with 1.259 million people. All Saints averaged 1.241 million at 9.30 pm (and 8.30 pm in Melbourne with a double ep there). That won the 9.30 pm slot for Seven. Ten’s 8.30 pm NCIS repeat averaged 1.233 million for 11th and Home And Away averaged 1.212 million at 7 pm, in front of Nine’s repeat of Two And A Half Men with 1.186 million and 13th. The 9.30 pm ep of NCIS averaged 1.127 million for 14th, 15th was Ten News At Five with 1.093 million and the 7 pm ABC News was 16th with 1.057 million. Grand Designs on the ABC at 8.30 pm averaged 949,000.

The Losers: Losers? Nine, especially programming the Ted Whitten Legends game in Adelaide and Perth (Well, Win for taking the program). It averaged 412,000 in Melbourne, but just 92,000 in Adelaide and 73,000 in Perth. It helped Nine beat Ten in Melbourne, but it ensured a big loss in Perth where it averaged a 16.5% share from 6 pm to midnight.

News & CA: Seven News again won nationally and in every market but Today Tonight won everywhere but Melbourne where A Current Affair won. Ten’s Late News/Sports Tonight averaged 453,000. The 7.30 Report averaged 821,000. Lateline, 238,000, Lateline Business, 149,000. 6.30 pm World News Australia, 172,000 on SBS , 233,000 for the 9.30 pm edition. 7 am Sunrise, 394,000, 7 am Today, 324,000. Foreign Correspondent on the ABC at 8 pm, 626,000 and solid.

The Stats: Seven won 6 pm to midnight all people with 33.2% (26.7% last week) from Ten with 26.2% (32.0%) and Nine on 22.4% (21.4%). The ABC was on 14.0% (15.6%) and SBS was on 4.2% (4.4%). Seven also won 25 to 54s, Ten won 18 to 49s and 16 to 39s. Seven now leads the week 28.3% to 27.1% for Ten and 24.4% for Nine. Seven won all five metro markets. In regional areas a win to Prime/7Qld with 34.5% from Southern Cross (Ten) with 25.0%, WIN/NBN with 22.0%, the ABC with 13.4% and SBS with 5.1%.

Glenn Dyer’s comments: The Ten Network’s revival got run over very quickly last night by the return of Packed To The Rafters on Seven at 8.30 pm (it didn’t show in Melbourne because Seven didn’t want to show it up against Nine’s stunt program, The Ted Whitten Legends AFL game AKA tip and lunge). That didn’t matter, Seven won easily and Nine was badly squeezed and will finish third this week in a display reminiscent of the dark days of Eddie McGuire’s reign. With No State of Origin tonight to rescue the week, Nine will lag behind. Seven will win the week, but MasterChef will continue to do very well for Ten as it approaches its climax.

Seven showed a double ep of All Saints from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm. It averaged 396,000 viewers in Melbourne, so over 1.9 million people were watching Seven from 8.30 to 9.30 pm (closer to 2 million because All Saints peaked before 9.30 pm). That and the turn on for Find My Family at 8 pm and All Saints beating the second repeat of NCIS, mean Seven won. The 8.30 pm repeat of NCIS on Ten didn’t help Ten either. Ten now has repeats of NCIS to turn over while the US is in summer ratings.

Nine’s THISafternoon shed 7,000 viewers to 314,000 yesterday from its Monday debut. It was just as annoying. News magazine programs can be done better. Mark Ferguson has that haunted, ‘I do not want to be here’ look of someone who knows it’s a crock. Eddie McGuire’s Hot Seat still averaged an unchanged 721,000 last evening at 5.30, but Ten News At Five and Deal Or No Deal (905,000) on Seven easily saw him off.

TONIGHT: Highlights: Thank God You’re Here and Criminal Minds on Seven, The Cook and The Chef, Spicks and Specks and The Chaser on the ABC, MasterChef on Ten, RPA on Nine. SBS ignore. The tennis on Nine from around 10.30 pm. The women’s quarters last night were predictable and rather dull. Tonight promises more with the quarters in the men’s especially with a heat wave in London. Heat wave and tennis. Wimbledon is grass and natural stuff. It might get a bit ‘close’ in London around centre court, but for a real heat wave and tennis, Melbourne last summer and the Australian Open, tops the bill. Now that was a heat wave and a half. That was the start of that terrible heat wave that ended in the tragedy of Feb. 7.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports.