Offspring fans turned out in force last night to farewell Patrick and welcome Nina’s baby into the world in the emotional season finale of Ten’s drama.
The quirky program was the third most watched show, with an audience of 1.106 million it comfortably won the 8.30pm slot ahead of Seven’s Criminal Minds and Nine’s Arrow (648,000).
MasterChef Australia’s ratings were also elevated, it sat in 10th place with an audience of 923,000.
The audience for Offspring’s finale grew on last week’s episode (1.057 million), which prompted an outpouring of grief and shock on social media.
Ten’s share was still higher than normal – at 22.7% compared to last Wednesday’s 24.7%.
Seven’s SlideShow has dropped from winning the night on its debut to fifth place overall in its second week.
With 1.032 million viewers, compared to last Wednesday’s 1.307 million, it won 7.30pm against MasterChef and Big Brother (894,000)and Big Brother: Confidential on Nine.
Seven won the night overall with the largest combined share of all free-to-air viewers of 26.8%.
Nine sat in second place on 24.7%. The ABC had 21% and SBS took 4.8%.