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Nine’s Ninja Warrior beats penultimate episode of Ten’s Masterchef

The first part of Ten’s Masterchef Grand Finale failed to beat Nine’s Ninja Warrior as the two shows battled it out at prime time on Sunday night.

According to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary ratings, Ninja Warrior was the most watched Sunday program for the third consecutive week, reaching 1.745m metro viewers.

Last night’s episode featured Andrea Hah, the first woman to complete the Warped Wall | Source: Nine

Including regional affiliates, the show reached 2.461m nationally with its 7pm start time.

At 7:30pm, the penultimate episode of Ten’s Masterchef, which saw Carly depart, reached 953,000 metro viewers, up 147,000 metro viewers from last week’s 806,000. Nationally, the show achieved 1.286m.

Ninja Warrior and Masterchef ranked one and two across all key advertising demographics, 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s.

Seven’s 7pm offering, Sunday Night reached 792,000 metro viewers while Border Security: Australia’s Front Line, which aired at 7:30pm, attracted 527,000 metro viewers.

Nine won the night in news, with 1.229m metro viewers ahead of Seven News’ 1.221m.

Nationally, Seven News beat Nine News with 1.820m viewers ahead of Nine’s 1.236m.

Later in the evening, Nine’s 60 Minutes reached a metro audience of 1.020m metro viewers ahead of Ten’s Bull, with 416,000 metro viewers. Seven’s Avengers: Age of Ultron pulling 357,000 metro viewers.

The shows managed national audiences of 1.491m, 580,000 and 526,000.

Thanks to Ninja Warrior and Nine’s news offerings, the channel dominated the average audience shares at 30.2%.

Despite Masterchef’s success, Seven placed second with a share of 17.6% while Ten managed a 13.8% average audience share.

ABC’s share was 9.8% and SBS’ was 3.5%.

Masterchef’s final episode will run tonight while Ninja Warrior ends tomorrow.


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