The MasterChef Grand Final delivered for Network 10 last night helping the network to a rare overnight ratings win. With 27.5% of the audience, it was the network’s highest overnight share since the Big Bash in January 2018. 10 won the night in Sydney and Melbourne, while Seven was ahead in the other markets. 7Mate had a 14.8% share in Adelaide ranking third after 10 and Seven.
The MasterChef Winner’s Announcement had more than 1.5 million metro viewers with 1.26 million for the bulk of the program. That compares to 992,000 and 831,000 for the 2019 season final and it the franchise’s best grand final result since 2016.
The Winner’s Announcement compares to overnight numbers of 1.48 million for Married At First Sight Finale and 1.43 million for LEGO Masters Winners’ Announcement making it the highest rated entertainment show so far of 2020 in overnight numbers.
MasterChef’s Back to Win season averaged approximately 980,000 in overnight audiences with 7-day consolidated averaging 1.03 million per episode so far. The show was also a consistent winner in its timeslot in the key advertising demographics.
Last night in the 25-54 age group it helped 10 to a network share of 35.1% ahead of Seven (28.3%), Nine (20.4%), ABC (11.4%) and SBS (4.9%).
In 16-39, 10 scored a 40.4% share from Seven (30.0%), Nine (16.0%), ABC (9.7%) and SBS (4.0%).
Meanwhile, over on Seven, Big Brother maintained its audience with 712,000 tuning in for the latest eviction while Nine’s royal special Fergie and Andrew: The Duke And Duchess Of Disaster managed 469,000.
Later, 10’s Have You Been Paying Attention? was an easy timeslot winner with 771,000 but was down on the previous week.
A second royal documentary on Nine, Royals In Crisis, had 366,000 just ahead of Seven’s premiere movie Deadpool 2 with 330,000. ABC’s Q+A had a season low 286,000.
Some other shows outside the top 20
|THE CHASE AUSTRALIA-5PM||Seven||417,000|
|THE PROJECT 6.30PM||10||373,000|
|HOT SEAT -5PM||Nine||326,000|
|10 NEWS FIRST 6PM||10||293,000|
|NINE NEWS: LATE EDITION -MON||Nine||256,000|
|SBS WORLD NEWS||SBS||187,000|
|THE WINDSORS’ LOST LETTERS||SBS||174,000|
|ABC LATE NEWS-LE||ABC||171,000|
|24 HOURS IN EMERGENCY RPT||SBS||128,000|
News Breakfast 223,000
Continue discussion at Monday 20 July 2020.