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Katy Perry rocks Masterchef kitchen

Ratings: Contestants lose their mind over Katy Perry. Seven tops primary channel. Nine wins Thursday.

Masterchef Australia was a ball of fun last night as contestants lost their mind over the rock star appearance by theme tune singer Katy Perry.

She swayed and swooned as she tasted food, dropping unexpected lines, “Put it in my mouth, Daddy!” and “You’re the tits, Reece!”

The show sizzled with 942,000 viewers and topped the demos.

Next in the slot were 7:30 (576,000), RBT (454,000) The World’s Most Beautiful Railway (304,000) and The Heights (218,000).

Later a MasterChef Masterclass was 537,000 then Seven movie: The Other Woman (348,000), Grand Designs Australia (310,000) and Nine movie: The Bourne Ultimatum (297,000).

Seven led in primary share but Nine network won Thursday with 25.8% then Seven 25.5%, 10 24.6%, ABC 14.5% and SBS 9.7%.

Nine News (1.08m / 1.03m) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (713,000) and Hot Seat (556,000 / 318,000).

Seven News was #1 with 1.19m / 1.1m for Seven. The Chase drew 676,000 / 401,000 and an extended Home & Away was 562,000.

The Project pulled 614,000 / 367,000. 10 News First was 446,000 / 297,000. A replay of The Secrets She Keeps drew 100,000.

ABC News won its slot at 834,000. Sammy J (407,000), The Drum (221,000) and Barrie Cassidy’s One Plus One (206,000) followed.

On SBS it was How The Victorians Built Britain (229,000), SBS World News (212,000), ZeroZeroZero (123,000) and Mastermind (131,000).

Death in Paradise on 9GEM led multichannels at 171,000.

The Morning Show: 184,000 / 122,000
Today Extra: 111,000 / 79,000
Studio 10: 59,000 / 51,000

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 14 May 2020

25 Responses

  1. Katy was so entertaining but not surprised. She’s been great in the past on her American Idol judging. Such a shame it’s not on air this year. It’s always great to see a fun, positive woman on TV.

  2. It’s nice to read that she never left at all during the filming of the episode and she went around to each of the contestants asking them about there dishes. I thought she was entertaining last night but also in turn she learnt things about food and tried dishes she would never had tried.

    Also credit to her for honouring her commitment to come out here newly pregnant, travelling many many hours away and still coming when a new virus erupted.

  3. Katy was great on Masterchef, the surprise for the contestants, her having fun and breaking into song, what a great get for the show, whoever came up with the idea aught to be commended.

    1. Whilst taking nothing away from the people who organised this… there is a huge element to the actual star themselves and whether they are going to commit on camera when the deal is done. You could bend over backwards getting a big name like this but if Katy didn’t want to be there, it would have showed. That’s why kudos to her for making it one of the most entertaining episodes of reality tv this year. She definitely turned up and brought her A game.

  4. A small thing in relation to the ratings for RBT. Nine promoted a new episode of RBT all week and then replaced it at the very last minute with a repeat of the British version of Border Security (no EPG update.) Very poor form really and just encourages distrust amongst viewers.

  5. Like everyone else I loved Katy Perry and so funny. A few years ago when she was in Melbourne on a tour my daughter was her driver and she said she is genuinely a very nice person. The genuine ones make it even more special for me!

  6. Loving the new judges (and yes I didn’t think Melissa would be any good) they are lifting the show. Katy Perry always says what she thinks , love her style and she certainly knows how to work the camera.

  7. Katy Perry’s entrance into the Masterchef kitchen was a brilliantly produced moment of television. The joy of that moment spilled right through the screen into my living room. A great episode with some genuinely hilarious moments.

  8. For a show where no one ever looks at the camera (as it should be), I was fascinated at how Katy knew exactly where every camera was and kept staring down the lens. Such a contrast to the judges and contestants. Absolutely Loved their reactions!!! Joyous television.

  9. Of the many great things about the new look Masterchef, chief among them is taking itself far less seriously. Even when Katy”s not around for the laughs, the whole things just much lighter and more fun than it has previously. A “Masterclass” in how to reinvent an ageing franchise! Well done to all involved.

  10. What a coup for MC to have Katy Perry! I’ve never been a fan but she was a real show. I hope Jock retains his new nickname. Also, when he’s in Masterclass mode, he really shines.

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