TEN has now won its second night of the ratings week with MasterChef Australia: The Winner Announced seeing Brent Owens win to the tune of 1.7m viewers.
The bulk of the show coded as Finale was 1.65m viewers.
Both were the biggest numbers for TEN this year, with Winner Announced even surpassing Nine’s finale for The Voice in the same timeslot a week ago.
Together with the Commonwealth Games coverage, TEN scored a massive 35.2% network share -its biggest since August 2011.
TEN punished its rivals, who largely avoided heavy competition, with Seven at 22.4%, Nine 21.5%, ABC 17.2% and SBS just 3.8%.
ONE dominated multichannels with a 7.2% share.
TEN’s other content was some distance behind its Reality finale with The Project (734,000 / 508,000), Glasgow Live (721,000 / 412,000) and TEN Eyewitness News (634,000).
Seven News (1.12m / 1.03m) was best for Seven with all other titles under the magic million: Home and Away (873,000), The Force (707,000), Highway Patrol (695,000), Million Dollar Minute (529,000) and the movie Total Recall (412,000).
Nine News (1.18m / 1.15m) led Nine then The Block (926,000), ACA (910,000), Hot Seat (619,000), movie The Vow (463,000) and Footy Classified (154,000 in 3 cities).
ABC News (846,000) topped the ABC’s night then 7:30 (779,000), Four Corners (755,000), Australian Story (716,000), Media Watch (617,000) and Q & A (530,000).
SBS had a tough night with James May’s Toy Stories (199,000), Infested with Parasites (195,000), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (124,000) and SBS World News (120,000).
Glasgow Live (471,000 / 329,000) ruled multichannels.
ABC News Breakfast: 83,000 / 48,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 28 July 2014