MasterChef: The Professionals maintains the million mark

The first week’s outing of MasterChef: The Professionals has paid off for the Ten Network with all three episodes topping the million mark.

Last night’s eviction episode attracted 1.020m capital city viewers, and was again the top rating non-news program for the third night running according to preliminary OzTAM figures.

Ten’s decision to start the program a week earlier than Seven’s My Kitchen Rules has given it a head start on the heavily promoted Seven show. MKR averaged 1.8m viewers last year.

MasterChef: The Professionals was fourth for Tuesday overall behind Seven News (1.192m, Nine News (1.163m and Today Tonight (1.108m).

However, in the key advertising demographics of 16-39 and 18-49, MasterChef was most watched show of the night.

Yesterday Mumbrella editor Tim Burrowes held a live Google Hangout with hosts Marco Pierre White and Matt Preston. Watch the replay here:



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