The finale episode of Underbelly pulled a bigger audience than the Logie Awards.
2.07m watched the series final, beating the 1.7m who watched the Red Carpet Arrivals the night before.
While it didn’t match the 2.58m who tuned in to the series premiere, it did pick up from the last two weeks when it tracked under the 1.85m mark. The figure is yet to be adjusted for its late start time of 8:39pm following a cheeky unscheduled “sneak peek” for homeMADE.
Underbelly finished nearly a million viewers ahead of its nearest rival, Desperate Housewives (1.10m) and thumped Good News Week‘s 817,000, Four Corners‘ 693,000 and a repeat of Swift and Shift Couriers 323,000.
Unless it can be beaten by Thank God You’re Here the Nine drama should finish as the top show of the week.
Meanwhile MasterChef Australia took a convincing 1.23m, going toe to toe with Home and Away‘s 1.27m and Two and a Half Men’s 1.26m. It managed to win 3 demo groups too. If it can do that every night TEN will be rapt. Recruits debuted nicely to 1.23m.
Hot Seat was a great episode last night with a woman miraculously guessing every one of her questions correct right up until the final $250,000. But she fell at the final hurdle with a question on “What is a Pakapoo?” with just $1,000 and a standing ovation for her skill.
Underbelly is expected to proceed to a third series currently in development for the intervening years between the first and second series.