MasterChef finale down, but leads in entertainment.
824,000 watch MasterChef grand finale. Ms. Represented launches well for ABC. Seven wins Tuesday.
MasterChef Australia 824,000 rising to 931,000 for the moment Justin was announced as winner.
It led in entertainment and topped the demos for 10.
But those numbers are well down on 2020 finale at 1.26m / 1.52m when Emelia Jackson won and are the lowest grand final figures of any of season, excluding spin-offs.
Some of the audience was tempted last night by a Rugby: Wallabies v France game on 9GEM at 326,000 (nearly half of which were in Sydney) and led the multichannels.
Meanwhile Farmer Wants a Wife drew 632,000 then 7:30 (630,000), Ms. Represented (583,000), Beauty & the Geek (577,000) and Who Do You Think You Are? at 271,000.
Later Cracking Covid was 336,000 then The Rookie (275,000 / 222,000) and The Weakest Link (253,000).
Seven network won Tuesday with 26.3%, then Nine 25.9%, 10 23.5%, ABC 15.6% and SBS 8.7%.
Seven News was #1 at 1.15m / 1.08m for Seven. Home & Away was 635,000 then The Chase 600,000 / 377,000.
Nine News (1.08m / 999,000) was best for Nine. A Current Affair won its slot at 779,000 then Hot Seat (527,000 / 320,000). A Kath & Kim special was 175,000.
The Project drew 503,000 / 328,000 for 10. 10 News First was 384,000 / 266,000. NCIS managed 230,000.
ABC News was 748,000 for ABC. The Drum (225,000) and Our Dawn (184,000) followed.
On SBS it was Tour de France (177,000 across the network) then SBS World News (169,000 / 138,000).
News Breakfast: 130,000 / 186,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 13 July 2021