Junior MasterChef looks like it is headed for a strong finale after Sunday night’s penultimate episode pulled a strong 1.5m viewers.
The contest is now a battle between two twelve year olds, Jack from Tasmania and Isabella from Queensland. Isabella’s sister Sofia and nine year old Sienna were eliminated last night amid more stunning cook-offs. Snail Porridge and Mussel Spanikopita? These kids are embarrasing the audience with their talent. Sofia and Sienna win $5,000 in a Trust Fund for their efforts. Promos for tonight’s final hint at something that has never happened before in MasterChef -are we headed for a tie?
On 1.2m The X Factor had to settle for second place in its timeslot, but the show has pulled consistent figures and will benefit from having its finale a week later. Tonight the judges won’t decide which three acts make it through to the finale, with voting given over to the audience.
With the two big reality contests taking centrestage, 60 Minutes fell to 979,000 last night.
The premiere of The Enforcers at 6:30pm was 859,000 for Nine. Sunday Night, which didn’t air in Perth due to the annual Telethon, bettered it on 1.01m. At 7pm the new episode of Modern Family ranked first with 1.1m viewers. Hot Pursuit was 801,000.
Elsewhere last night a repeat of Bones (1.12m) beat Offspring (908,000) and Nine’s movie The Bucket List (806,000). Offspring is still strong in demos.
The ABC’s local telemovie Sisters of War was 807,000, just enough to be deemed successful, and thanks almost entirely to older viewers. 654,000 remained for the portrait of the survivors Sisters Of War: The Women Behind The Film.
Sebastian Vettel’s win at the FIA Formula One World Championship was 314,000. Mark Webber finished eighth.
Dateline pulled 207,000 for SBS ONE.
Seven won the night.
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