TEN finally has reason to smile as viewers sit down for another MasterChef meal.
The returning reality show won its timeslot with 1.36m viewers. The biggest slice of the audience was in Melbourne with 447,000 viewers, over Sydney’s 404,000 and Brissy’s 208,000. The show peaked at 1.62m.
After TEN’s primary channel losing to ABC1 last week, it couldn’t have come at a better time.
However it was The Block that was the highest rating of the 3 big reality shows with 1.47m viewers, while the longer Dancing with the Stars was impacted by both on 1.11m.
Overall it was Nine that won Sunday thanks to Nine News (1.48m), 60 Minutes (1.29m) and The Mentalist (652,000 / 478,000).
Seven News was the #1 show for the night on 1.56m viewers with Bones on 1.01m and Castle on 711,000.
The Biggest Loser was 936,000 on TEN, Touch was 703,000, The Project was 360,000 and MotoGP was 230,000 live in 3 cities.
ABC News (793,000) topped ABC1 then Midsomer Murders (721,000), Two on the Great Divide (660,000), Compass (367,000) and Auction Room (252,000).
Despite the Reality battles SBS did well with Machu Picchu Decoded on 451,000. Prophets of Science Fiction was 283,000.
Big Bang was best on multichannels with 262,000.