MasterChef, The Project tribute powers 10 on Sunday

MasterChef draws its biggest launch in 3 years, The Project tribute to Jock Zonfrillo pulls a huge crowd for 10.

10’s tribute to Jock Zonfrillo became an audience magnet last night.

MasterChef Australia returned with an impressive 761,000 metro viewers, its biggest launch in three years.

The Sunday Project also drew bumper numbers at 610,000 and helped 10’s primary channel to outrank Nine’s.

Farmer Wants a Wife was second in its slot at 607,000 from 7pm then Lego Masters (567,000) and Grand Designs (364,000 from 7:30pm).

Later 7News Spotlight (372,000) eclipsed Midsomer Murders (369,000), 60 Minutes (340,000) and NCIS Hawaii (235,000).

Bluey led multichannels during the day at 458,000 and another 100,000 watched a replay.

Seven network won Sunday with 27.5% then Nine 25.2%, 10 24.3%, ABC 15.8% and SBS 7.2%.

Seven News still topped Sunday at 1.00m viewers. The Latest drew 218,000 then Born to Kill (121,000).

Nine News (806,000) was best for Nine. A late edition was 192,000. Australian Crime Stories was 102,000.

10 News First was 245,000 / 236,000 for 10. FBI managed 128,000.

ABC News drew 489,000. Midsomer Murders: 25 Years Of Mayhem (222,000) and Compass (138,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (172,000 / 125,000), Lost Beasts (85,000), Titanic: The New Evidence (74,000) and The Coronation: A Day To Remember (36,000).

In Total TV numbers last Sunday were:
Midsomer Murders: 841,000
Close to Me: 244,000
Farmer Wants a Wife: 1.14m
Lego Masters: 983,000
Insiders: 532,000
I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here: 945,000

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 7 May 2023.

17 Responses

  1. Like other commenters the project tribute to Jock was very well done and Jimmy Barnes singing at the end over a montage of Jock was a very fitting end to the show it was the first ever full episode of the show that I have ever watched

    Watching Master chef was sad knowing that this will be Jocks final season Vale Jock

  2. As others have said Project tribute was very well done, Andy Allen’s interview was so emotional. So glad they are showing his season, was good to see Jock in his element and sad to think this is the last time we will see him doing what he did so well and with such passion.

  3. I watched the final few minutes of the project when Jimmy Barnes performed a song to dedicate to the late jock Zonfrillo. I choked tears during the tribute to the late chef at the start of masterchef aus. He would have been very happy about Jimmy Barnes song.

  4. Missed the project due to work but taped it and will watch it, but from the sounds of it very well done, emotional and a nice tribute to Jock.

    Masterchef was good. Nice to have it back. You just felt like you were watching masterchef when at the end it hits you that this will be the last series with Jock when they posted that tribute.

  5. Such a great tribute to Jock on The Project, and very well done by the hosts and the production team.
    Good to see Jock on MasterChef, although surreal and something I’ve never experienced before, or any Australians has experienced before.
    It was the right thing to do to air it now, and Jock was right, it was a great episode. I am glad they both rated well.

  6. I see Nine are showing the Coronation Concert at noon today. I thought Seven had the rights to this. Will suit those who want to watch Masterchef and the Royal Concert.

    1. Totally agree…it was heartbreaking…and Jimmy’s rendition of The Bonnie has me in tears, it was one of my late Scottish father’s favourites…Slainte Jock…RIP forever roaming in the gloaming.

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