MasterChef finale rallies, fails to beat reality opponents

MasterChef finale rallies, fails to beat reality opponents

The first day offspring saw the final of MasterChef this year, but the show failed to topple rivals The X Factor and Australia’s Got Talent despite one of its best ratings performances of the year.

Ten’s flagship reality show got 1.057m for the extended run between 7.30pm – 9.40pm, but could not muster enough to beat off X Factor, which won the night with 1.36m from 630pm – 8.30pm, and AGT, fourth on 1.124m running from 6.30pm – 8pm.

While Bones was reported as sixth in the OzTam overnight figures it will probably fall when the overrunning X Factor time slot is adjusted.

Seven News was second with 1.306m, and Nine News third with 1.275m, whilst Underbelly: Squizzy fell to 489,000 for its first episode and 381,000 for it second showing.

Those shows gave Seven a commanding presence for the night with 26.1% audience share, Nine was second on 20.7%, Ten third on 14.2% and ABC1 following on 12%, with SBS last on 3.2%.

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