Ten’s new series MasterChef Australia All Stars won Thursday night on its debut episode.
The network wasted no time between the final episode of series four on Wednesday night, and the launch of the new three-week series.
The short-run format, which ran from 7pm to 8pm last night, sees the return of four contestants from each of the previous seasons compete in teams.
The cooking show took 1.256m viewers across the five city metro market, according to preliminary ratings from OzTam.
MasterChef All Stars easily won its time slot, beating Nine’s Olympics warm-up show Let the Game Begin, which rated with just 486,000. It also beat Home & Away and Border Security on Seven, which rated with 943,000 and 461,000, respectively.
MasterChef also won the night in two of the three key advertising demographics, 16-39 and 18-25.
Besides MasterChef, however, no other Ten shows made it into the top ten, which was filled primarily with Seven and Nine programming outside of the ABC News, which came in at eighth spot with 929,000 viewers.
Hamish & Andy’s Euro Gap Year, for Nine, was third overall on 1.118m, behind Seven News on 1.248m.
However, the duo with their pre-opening ceremony episode were first in 25-54 advertising demo and second across 16-39 and 18-49.
Thursday’s top TV shows
1. Masterchef – Ten 1.256m
2. Seven News – Seven 1.248m
3. Hamish and Andy’s Euro Gap Year – Nine 1.118m
4. Nine News – Nine 1.111m
5. Today Tonight – Seven 1.041m
6. Home and Away – Seven 0.943m
7. Criminal Minds – Seven 0.937m
8. ABC News – ABC 0.929m
9. A Current Affair – Nine 0.893m
10. The Footy Show – AFL and NRL Nine 0.759m
11. Modern Family – Ten 0.706m
12. Ten News – Ten 0.703m
13. The Big Bang Theory – Nine 0.670m
14. Absolutely Fabulous – ABC 0.667m
15. The Project – 6:30 – Ten 0.655m
Thursday’s channel share
ABC News 24: 0.8%