Final 3 for MasterChef slip under Tuesday’s radar
Ratings: As Rhys, Sarah and Rhett become MasterChef's final 3, the audience was watching another cook-off.
It was a mammoth challenge to set up their own pop-up restaurant with five courses for 120 guests. Perhaps indicative of the show, it has ended up with the most talented chefs in the contest, but arguably some of the dullest.
In any case the audience had made up its mind long ago, and flocked to the competition once again.
Seven network shares were 35.6% then Nine 25.6%, ABC 17.3%, TEN 16.9% and SBS 4.6%.
My Kitchen Rules was again #1 with 1.8m for Seven followed by Packed to the Rafters (1.38m), Seven News (1.23m), Today Tonight (1.03m), Home and Away (976,000), Parenthood (625,000 / 391,000) and Deal or No Deal (551,000).
The Block (1.36m) led Nine’s night then Nine News (1.16m), A Current Affair (1.04m), Big Bang (829,000 / 787,000), Hot Seat (576,000), 2 Broke Girls (569,000) and Movie: Due Date (306,000).
ABC News (919,000) topped ABC1 then New Tricks (782,000), 7:30 (694,000), Foreign Correspondent (635,000), At the Movies (411,000), Grand Designs (289,000) and Artscape: Anatomy (243,000).
A new NCIS (717,000) was beaten by a rerun of New Tricks but was still TEN’s best for the night. Also for TEN were TEN News (670,000), MasterChef (524,000), NCIS: LA (522,000), The Project (451,000) and The Simpsons (353,000).
Who Do You Think You Are? (220,000) topped SBS ONE then World News Australia (172,000), Insight (154,000), Grand Tours of Scotland (118,000) and Dateline (116,000).
Neighbours was best on multichannels with 302,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 12 March 2013