Ratings: MasterChef Grand Final delivers 10 a Monday night ratings win; best result since 2016

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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

Program Ntwk 5-cities
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
THE DRUM-EV ABC 232,000
SBS WORLD NEWS SBS 187,000
THE WINDSORS’ LOST LETTERS SBS 174,000
ABC LATE NEWS-LE ABC 171,000
THE BUSINESS-LE ABC 128,000
24 HOURS IN EMERGENCY RPT SBS 128,000
MASTERMIND RPT SBS 108,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 275,000
Today 229,000
News Breakfast 223,000

Continue discussion at Monday 20 July 2020.

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