More than 700,000 people tuned in to Ten’s The Project last night to farewell one of its original hosts and comedian, Charlie Pickering.
Pickering’s final appearance on the program as host was Monday night’s 13th most watched show with 774,000 viewers, according to OzTam’s preliminary metro ratings.
It was Ten’s most watched show for the night.
Pickering’s departure after five years on the popular program was announced in early March.
Modern Family (673,000) and Ten Eyewitness News (768,000) also featured in the top 20 overall programs for Ten last night.
Seven had the evening’s most watched show with an elimination episode of My Kitchen Rules pulling in 1.603 million viewers.
Nine’s The Block: Fans v Faves won 1.485 million viewers and second place as it pushes closer to its hyped finale.
Nine’s Love Child again proved more popular than Seven’s Revenge with 1.227 million people choosing to watch Nine’s drama.
Just over 800,000 people watched Revenge.
Seven won the night overall with a combined 32% of all free-to-air viewers with 24.7% going to the network’s primary channel.
Nine was not far behind its rival, it sat on a total 31.7% and its primary channel sat on 25.7% which one percent more than Seven’s.
The ABC was in third place on total 17.2% with 12.8% for ABC1. Ten was in fourth place overall and third in the commercial TV stakes on a combined 14.9%. Ten’s primary channel was in the double digits with a 10% share.