Two reality shows, head to head, produced by the same production company on rival networks.
MasterChef Australia was locked in a ratings battle with Australia’s Got Talent last night, both of them from FremantleMedia Australia.
In the end it was cooking that won out, ever so slightly, with 1.59m viewers over the talent auditions on 1.56m viewers. But Australia’s Got Talent was also half an hour longer. 14yo child vocalist Jack Vigden is already attracting buzz, trending on Twitter (and sending TV Tonight‘s bandwidth for videos through the roof too).
It was bad news for Nine as AFP: Australian Federal Police slipped to 856,000, with Customs on 815,000.
Elsewhere last night Winners & Losers pulled 1.23m over NCIS 1.08m and Sea Patrol fell to 675,000.
In Melbourne Underbelly‘s first season was 191,000 for its second episode, slightly higher than the first (166,000).
Seven won its first night of the week in Total People, followed by TEN and Nine.