An audience of 2.67m viewers watched the moment when Jennifer & Leigh won My Kitchen Rules.
“The Winner Announced” was easily the top rating for the night, following an average of 2.18m watching the bulk of the Reality finale.
However, Seven is already claiming that the Preliminary figures do not reflect the overrun by the show, and says 2.81m watched the closing moments. Official figures are yet to be adjusted by OzTAM -and it will probably be adjusted a second time after Timeshifted figures are in.
Seven stormed the night with a whopping 42.3% share, more than double the rest of the pack. TEN managed second place, with Nine in third spot for the second time this week.
Feelgood chat show Pictures of You had a strong debut on 1.64m viewers while Seven News (1.2m), Today Tonight (1.09m) and Home and Away (1.04m) all won their slots.
The Biggest Loser (872,000) again led the way for TEN followed by TEN News (706,000), NCIS (646,000 / 561,000), Bondi Vet (569,000) and The Project (455,000).
Nine News (1.03m) was followed by A Current Affair (941,000), The Big Bang Theory (768,000 / 663,000), Hot Seat (531,000). Against MKR, Two Broke Girls reruns dropped to 515,000 / 412,000 and Two and a Half Men was 286,000. A brand new Top Gear was a paltry 271,000.
ABC News was 1.00m for ABC1 with 7:30 on 616,000. It wasn’t the best night to launch Country Town Rescue with 582,000 viewers (the show is repeated at 6pm Sunday night). A Miss Marple replay curiously scheduled on a Tuesday night was 526,000.
Despite the competition, SBS did very well with its new series of Who Do You Think You Are? pulling 435,000 viewers. Insight was 230,000 but Dateline was 123,000.
Neighbours topped mulichannels on 250,000 viewers.