A record-smashing peak audience of more than 4.1m tuned in to see the winner of Sunday night’s final of Masterchef.
More than 70% of people watching TV at the time tuned in to Ten for the verdict, which saw Julie Goodwin beat Poh Ling Yeow to the title.
The audience is unlikely to be beaten this year.
The earlier show of the evening, where the two finalists completed three challenges, pulled in a massive average audience of 3.3m, with a peak of 3.9m, according to preliminary metro ratings from OzTam.
But the announcement of the winner surpassed that, with an average audience of 3.7m and a peak audience of 4.1m.
Ten’s share of Sunday viewing was larger than Nine and Seven’s combined.
Sunday’s metro viewing share: Ten 41.3%; Seven 21.7%; Nine 17.6%; ABC 11.6%; SBS 7.8%.
The strength of Masterchef in its final week also helped Ten to a rare weekly ratings win, last week. Ten’s weekly primetime share was 26.4% to Seven’s 24.8% and Nine 24.5%.
Sunday’s top TV shows:
- Masterchef – Winner Ten 3.7m
- Masterchef – Final Ten 3.3m
- Seven News Seven 1.7m
- Merlin Ten 1.5m
- Nine News Nine 1.5m
- Random Acts of Kindness Nine 1.2m
- Glee Ten 1.2m
- Dancing with the Stars Seven 1.2m
- 60 Minutes Nine 0.9m
- Castle Seven 0.9m
(Seven’s schedule included AFL coverage in Adelaide)