Goodish news and baddish news for Ten. The good was that new series Five Bedrooms started with 726,000 national viewers at 8.40pm and ended up winning the timeslot. Certainly it beat Nine’s Decades (423,000), The Bay on Seven (502,000) and You Can’t Ask That on the ABC (534,000).
The baddish was that Celebrity Name Game was weak again at 324,000. Have You Been Paying Attention is crisper, funnier and there’s no Grant Denyer. Seven’s House Rules had 981,000, MasterChef had 869,000, The Weekly on the ABC had 777,000, and Anh’s Brush With Fame, also on the ABC, had 865,000. In breakfast another weak outing for Nine’s Today -- 271,000 nationally and 185,000 in the metros -- while Sunrise had 465,000 nationally and 286,000 in the metros. In regional markets Seven’s 6pm News came through with 556,000, then Seven News/Today Tonight with 513,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm on 399,000, House Rules on 384,000 and Home and Away on 372,000.