2.19m for MasterChef as TEN wins first night of 2012
Ratings: TEN wins its first night of the year as MasterChef soars to 2.19m, thumping Australia's Got Talent on 998,000 viewers.
Andy Allen’s win on MasterChef Australia pulled 2.19m viewers last night, slapping Australia’s Got Talent on 998,000 viewers.
The finale pulled the biggest audience of the season with 693,000 viewers in Melbourne and 664,oo0 in Sydney. “The Winner Announced even got its own peak at 2.56m viewers.”
TEN easily won the night, its first for 2012, but the finale battle saw Nine slump below a 20% share only just scraping in ahead of the ABC by 0.1%.
TEN scored 32.9% to Seven 28.4%, Nine 17.3%, ABC 17.2% and SBS 4.2%.
The bulk of the MasterChef “Finale Night”attracted 1.88m viewers, rising for “The Winner Announced” (2.19m). Also for TEN were TEN News (691,000), House (544,000) and The Project 6pm (437,000).
Seven News (1.23m) led for Seven then Today Tonight (1.03m), AGT (998,000), Mrs Brown’s Boys (957,000), Home and Away (931,000), Deal or No Deal (634,000) and Air Crash Investigations (423,000).
Nine News (1.16m) was best for Nine followed by ACA (1.00m), Hot Seat (648,000), The Voice US (387,000), The Mentalist (340,000) and the finale for Tricky Business (311,000 / 220,000).
ABC News was 959,000 for ABC1 then a promising premiere of Gruen Sweat (931,000), 7:30 (632,000), Qi (592,000), Randling (479,000), Country House Rescue (300,000), Life’s too Short (280,000) and At the Movies (240,000).
On SBS ONE it was Wildest Africa (262,000), Murdoch’s Scandal (206,000) and World News Australia (150,000).
Heartbeat led multichannels with 282,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 51,000 / 30,000