Masterchef finale grabs more viewers than The Voice helping Ten dominate the night

Masterchef More than 1.7m metro viewers tuned into the finale of Masterchef last night to see bob cat driver Brent Owens defeat student Laura Cassai in a three stage pressure cookoff.

The result for the show, which has built audiences steadily throughout the season, outrated the finale of The Voice which got 1.57m metropolitan overnight viewers last Monday night for its winner announced segment according to OzTam for its winner announced segment.

The cooking show’s audience of 1.703m lifted slightly from the 1.654m who tuned into the two-hour long cookoff segment which started at 7.30pm, and the result helped Ten to a commanding win for the night getting 25.7 per cent of the audience share, its biggest prime time audience since July 2012. Nine took 17.2 per cent and Seven just 14.8 per cent.

Nine’s The Block: Glasshouse had 926,000 viewers up against Masterchef at 7.30pm, with Seven’s Highway Patrol and The Force – Behind the Line getting just 695,000 and 707,000 respectively for the 7.30pm to 8.30pm timeslot.

Masterchef also gave Ten a strong lead into its late night coverage of  of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow which got 721,000 from 10pm, while the evening show from 8.30pm on One grabbed 471,000 as the Australian gold rush continued in the pool. One finished the night with a 7.2 per cent audience share.

Nine won the news hour battle with Seven getting 1.153m for its 6pm bulletin, and an unusual lift to 1.81m for the 6.30pm segment, whilst Seven was 1.115m for the 6pm slot dropping to 1.026m for the 6.30pm/Today Tonight combination.

Family Feud, which is still being simulcast on Ten and Eleven, had 613,000 at 6pm, against 634,000 last week when it was also simulcast on One. The Project at 7pm had 734,000 leading into Masterchef, having dropped away to 508,000 for the 6.30pm timeslot.

Seven’s best performing non-news show was Home & Away, with the soapie grabbing 873,000 viewers with Colin Farrell film Total Recall at 8.30pm getting 412,000 viewers.

In the battle for breakfast TV Seven’s Sunrise got 310,000, well ahead of Nine’s Today which had 240,000 viewers.

Top 15 shows of the night:

1. Masterchef Australia – The Winner Announced, Ten, 1,703,000

2. Masterchef Australia  – Finale Night, Ten, 1,654,000

3. Nine News 6:30, Nine, 1,181,000

4. Nine News, Nine, 1,153,000

5. Seven News, Seven, 1,115,000

6. Seven News/Today Tonight, Seven, 1,026,000

7. The Block: Glasshouse, Nine, 926,000

8. A Current Affair,  Nine, 910,000

9. Home and Away, Seven, 873,000

10. ABC News, ABC, 846,000

11. 7.30, ABC, 779,000

12. Four Corners, ABC, 755,000

13. The Project 7pm, Ten, 734,000

14. Glasgow Live D5 Evening, Ten, 721,000

15. Australian Story, ABC, 716,000

Audience share:

Network TEN 25.7%

Network 9 17.2%

Network 7 14.8%

Network ABC1 13.2%

Network ONE 7.2%

Network 7TWO 4.4%

Network SBS ONE 3.3%

Network 7mate 3.2%

Network ABC2 2.6%

Network GO! 2.6%

Network ELEVEN 2.3%

Network Gem 1.7%

Network ABC3 0.7%

Network ABC News 24 0.7%

Network SBS 2 0.4%

Network NITV 0.1%

Data copyright of OzTAM Pty Limited 2014. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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