The second season of MasterChef Australia premiered with an audience of nearly 1.7m viewers last night.
The TEN reality series took 1.69m viewers as the #1 show of the night. It was strongest in Melbourne with 544,000 viewers ahead of Sydney on 489,000. Nationally it peaked on 2.11m.
Five contestants were already sent packing from the first episode, with more to be culled across the coming week. A Top 24 will be revealed on Sunday night.
Nine’s Carl Williams: Baby Faced Killer netted 1.06m viewers, second in its timeslot.
Seven’s best was Seven News on 1.57m.
TEN also saw The 7PM Project rise to 974,000 viewers. It will be hoping the cooking contest can help it turn the tide of modest network ratings against heavyweight competition.
Elsewhere Today beat Sunrise by 10,000 viewers.