MasterChef Australia has launched its ‘Back to Win’ series to a bumper 1.23m viewers -the best launch since 2015.
Curiosity in the new judges, together with a self-isolating audience and little competition, paid off in droves for 10.
The show led in demos and easily surpassed 2019’s launch of 715,000 viewers. New judges Jock Zonfrillo, Melissa Leong and Andy Allen have been largely well-received in social media, cleverly eased into the format with familiar returning guests and drawcard Gordon Ramsay.
Next in the slot were 7:30 (770,000), Australian Story (662,000), House Rules (548,000) and RBT (422,000). The crowd ensured 10 won the night, with Seven in second place and Nine pushed to third.
10 won Monday with 26.8% then Seven 25.2%, Nine 23.5%, ABC 17.2% and SBS 7.2%.
Elsewhere Seven News was #1 with a huge 1.3m / 1.27m viewers ahead of Nine News 1.18m / 1.1m.
ABC News drew 954,000.
Home & Away returned to 676,000 viewers.
Full ratings wraps resume next week.
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 13 April 2020