Eamon Sullivan sizzles while MasterChef simmers

Eamon SullivanCelebrity MasterChef didn’t enjoy a big surge last night, even without Hey Hey the Reunion.

The reality show took 1.18m viewers, suggesting viewers preferred the emotional arc of ‘real people’ in the first series. Last night’s cook-off was won by swimmer Eamon Sullivan who looks like being the one to beat so far. He sent Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and actor Simon Westaway back to their pantries.

Meanwhile Three Rivers had a disappointing debut of 499,000, dropping a sizeable amount of its NCIS: LA lead in of 1.07m. The crime show won its timeslot.

Seven’s factuals were probably the big winners of the night with Border Security on 1.32m and Medical Emergency on 1.24m. Nine’s Two and a Half Men reached 1.21m but Money for Jam, which had a big season premiere, is now just 858,000.

Even Spicks and Specks wasn’t hitting its best, 1.06m, but Hungry Beast saw more people checking it out at 719,000 (up from 539,000). United States of Tara finished with 732,000.

Just 4,000 viewers separated Deal or No Deal and Hot Seat.

Week 42

27 Comments:

  1. What a bore Masterchef is in General.

    The only thing it saved us from was outdated American Sitcoms that Ten had been using for over a decade as a 7pm offering whenever they didn’t have Big Brother or a Jamie Oliver Cooking Programme.

  2. My partner and I watched Three Rivers, but turned it off at the first commercial break… the lead characters weren’t engaging, we had no interest in the characters, and the only way that set could be believable with all the huge touch screen plasma tv’s all over the place would be if it were set in Dubai. It really removed any sense of reality that the show might try to have…

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