MasterChef Australia‘s finale took an enormous 3,745,000 viewers last night.
The huge figure was for the last half hour of the show, titled MasterChef Australia: The Winner Announced.
For its first 90 minutes, MasterChef Australia: The Finale, it took 3.31m. The show peaked at 4.11m.
The figure blitzed its previous high, set last Thursday, of 2.36m and rocketed past the previous high for a non-sporting event since OzTAM ratings started in 2001, Australian Idol‘s 2004 finale with 3.35m.
It is now the third highest show since 2001.
TEN’s share for the night was a staggering 41.3%.
Julie Goodwin was awarded the inaugural title in the hit TEN series. A celebrity edition will launch in October.