It may have been TV’s night of nights, but MasterChef Australia beat the Logie Awards in the TV ratings last night.
TEN’s cooking contest pulled 1.53m viewers, beating the industry awards night which took 1.4m viewers in Total People.
But while the two shows were head to head, the average figure for Nine’s event would have been hampered by the fact it was a four hour marathon.
The #1 show for the night was actually Seven News on 1.81m viewers, beating Nine News on 1.47m.
The Logies only just beat Customs （1.39m), Bones (1.35m) and Send in the Dogs (1.35m).
Elsewhere last night The Force was 1.21m, Sunday Night 1.13m, Border Security 1.05m, Merlin 1.03m, Castle 1.03m, The Good Wife 937,000 and Doctor Who 915,000.
But for Nine it scored where it mattered most, with the evening share for the night. The Nine Network took a whopping 37.3% (Nine 32.8%, GO! 4.5%) better reflecting the pulling power of the Logies.