Following a whirlwind season and set lockdown, The Masked Singer came to an end last night as Neighbours actress Bonnie Anderson (AKA Bushranger) won the show.
For the final reveal, 1.19m metro viewers tuned in, while across the night the finale average bang on one million viewers, according to OzTAM data.
ViacomCBS Australia and New Zealand Chief Content Officer and EVP, Beverley McGarvey, said: “In its second year, The Masked Singer Australia has cemented its position as one of the most popular family entertainment shows in the country.
“Great performances, a play along guessing game and one jaw-dropping moment after another is a winning combination across all platforms and with all ages. My sincere appreciation and thanks to Osher, Jackie, Dave, Dannii, Urzila for their talent, energy and for bringing their A game when we needed it most! Thanks also to our amazingly talented celebrities for braving the stage and bringing us such pure entertainment.
“COVID and the resultant lockdown in Melbourne created some significant challenges for us and I would like to thank our creative, imaginative and resilient crew, our partners at Warner Bros., and the team at 10 led by executive producer Stephen Tate,” she said.
The key commercial partners for The Masked Singer Australia in 2020 were Big W, Vodafone, Foster Grant’s available at Chemist Warehouse and KFC.
Network 10 and ViacomCBS Chief Sales Officer, Rod Prosser, said: “Thank you to all our commercial partners for their support this year. The creativity and integration they brought to the show was first class.
“The Masked Singer Australia has cemented its position as one of the biggest shows on TV and our partners are a critical part of its success.”
In even better news for 10, this lead the network to a primary channel share, with 19.1 per cent, only very narrowly beating Nine, which came in on 19.0 per cent. Seven did 15.7 per cent, the ABC enjoyed 13.2 per cent and SBS did 4.7 per cent.
Meanwhile, Seven’s Plate of Origin continued to suffer with just 342,000 views, while Nine’s The Block held strong on 791,000. ABC’s Australian Story enjoyed a very decent 615,000 viewers.
Here’s how the rest of the night went.
News did 1.03m, ACA did 733,000, and Hot Seat did 520,000.
News did 1.10m, The Chase did 583,000 and Home and Away did 591,000.
HYBPA did 767,000, The Project did 569,000, while 10 News First did 360,000.
News did 783,000, 7.30 did 637,000, Four Corners did 473,000 and Media Watch did 467,000.