Junior Masterchef winner crowned to 881,000 metro viewers

The finale of Junior Masterchef Australia delivered success for Ten in the key advertising demographics on Monday night, with the winner announcement topping the 16 to 39s, 18 to 49s, and 25 to 54s.

The episode drew 652,000 metro viewers and 859,000 nationally. The announcement of 11-year-old Georgia as the winner was the highest rated entertainment slot, with 881,000 metro viewers and 1.157 million viewers nationally.

11-year-old Georgia was named winner of Junior Masterchef

Junior Masterchef Australia premiered on 11 October to 524,000 metro viewers and 703,000 nationally.

Alongside Have You Been Paying Attention attracting 620,000 metro viewers, Ten’s primary channel share for the evening was 15.5%.

Across the commercial networks, Seven’s SAS Australia rated at 584,000 metro viewers and Nine’s The Block attracted 805,000 metro viewers. The Block also maintained its position as a demographic stronghold, appearing second and third in all three key demographics.

The ABC’s Four Corners landed just behind Masterchef’s winner announcement with 824,000 metro viewers, but topped the commercial program in total viewers with 1.176m.

The episode, reported by Louise Milligan, exposed misconduct and misogynistic attitudes towards women in Canberra, and the alleged affairs of Attorney General Christian Porter and the now-Acting Immigration Minister, Alan Tudge. Public interest in the report was building before it went to air when it was revealed that ABC managing director, David Anderson, had to answer to Coalition senators about whether the episode ‘was in the public interest’.

ABC reached an 18.4% channel share and 22.4% network share for Monday night. Nine led the evening with a 26.5% network share, and Seven closely followed on 23.3%.


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