Last night’s winner announcement of the fourth edition of MasterChef rated 2.191m last night – the weakest result of the four series, although it faced tough competition from the final of Seven’s Australia’s Got Talent and the series debut of Gruen Sweat, neither of which rated above 1m.
Meanwhile, The Masterchef contest show show preceding the announcement of Andy Allen as the winner rated 1.888m according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam. The show delivered The its best ratings of the year and helped the network to a rare win for the night.
Previous Masterchef winner announcement metro ratings:
Australia’s Got Talent, won by Andrew de Silva, rated 998,000, seventh for the night.
The result was dramatically down on the 2.91m viewers who tuned in to see the 2011 AGT winner announcement.
ABC1’s Gruen Sweat – the Gruen Transfer spin-off focusing on the Olympics – rated 931,000, 11th for the night.
Nine’s US version of The Voice rated an embarrassing 387,000 – 24th for the night.
The final double episodes of Nine’s drama Tricky Business limped to ratings of 311,000 and 220,000.
Andrew Denton’s Randling on ABC1, rated 479,000 while Nine’s The Mentalist clocked just 146,000.
Nine fell behind ABC1 for the night with just 11.9% share. ABC1 claimed 12%, Seven 20.6%, while Ten won the night with 27.9%.
In the key advertising demographics, Masterchef also dominated, with the top two slots in 16-39 and 18-49, followed by Seven’s Mrs Brown’s Boys. In 25-54, Masterchef took the top two slots with Nine News third. Gruen Sweat’s performance also improved in the younger demos – sixth for the night in 18-49 and 25-54, and eighth in 16-39.
Wednesday’s top shows:
1. Masterchef – Winner Ten 2.191m
2. Masterchef – Final Ten 1.888m
3. Seven News Seven 1.229m
4. Nine News Nine 1.165m
5. Today Tonight Seven 1.032m
6. A Current Affair Nine 1.002m
7. Australia’s Got Talent Seven 0.998m
8. ABC News ABC 0.959m
9. Mrs Brown’s Boys Seven 0.957m
10. Home and Away Seven 0.931m
11. Gruen Sweat ABC 0.931m
12. The Project – 6:30 Ten 0.701m
13. Ten News Ten 0.691m
14. Hot Seat Nine 0.648m
15. Deal or No Deal Seven 0.634m
Wednesday’s channel share:
ABC News 24: 1.0%