MasterChef burnt in reality cook-off

Ratings: It was a helluva challenge on MasterChef, but everybody was watching My Kitchen Rules.

2013-02-13_0936It was arguably the toughest challenge MasterChef had ever undertaken, but it was overlooked by many of Tuesday’s audience.

Two contestants served up a 3 course meal for 120 guests but only one would survive. At just 524,000 viewers it proved to be something of a metaphor against My Kitchen Rules (1.92m) and to a lesser extent, The Block (926,000).

Seven again won the night with network share of 37.3% then Nine 24.2%, TEN 17.1%, ABC 16.3% and SBS  5.1%.

Seven won from 6pm onwards, including a first win for the new look Today Tonight. It was a better episode than Monday, albeit with some technical hiccups for Sydney and Melbourne. Aside from the might of MKR, next for Seven was Packed to the Rafters (1.33m), Seven News (1.11m), Today Tonight (1.09m), Home and Away (963,000), Deal or No Deal (435,000) and Castle (383,000).

Nine News (1.12m) led for Nine then a new Big Bang Theory (992,000), The Block (926,000 / 919,000), ACA (922,000), 2 Broke Girls (604,000), Hot Seat (587,000), Two and a Half Men (435,000), Anger Management (269,000) and Embarrassing Bodies (214,000).

NCIS (697,000) was the best of TEN’s bunch then TEN News (644,000), NCIS: LA (533,000), Masterchef (524,000) and The Project (481,000). The Simpsons was 277,000.

On ABC1 it was ABC News (962,000) a New Tricks repeat (702,000), 7:30 (693,000), Foreign Correspondent (616,000), Grand Designs (247,000) and Next Stop Hollywood (225,000).

Who Do You Think You Are? and Insight were both on 184,000 viewers for SBS ONE then World News Australia (160,000) and Dateline (146,000).

Neighbours led multichannels with 247,000.

Tuesday 12 February 2013.

30 Responses

  1. I don’t think the ‘Hells Kitchen’ style Masterchef challenges are engaging enough, especially when Marco’s constantly repeating himself.

    Hells Kitchen works because those contestants can’t cook (hence the entertainment), the contestants on MC can actually cook.

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