Entertainment TV MasterChef tops the ratings

MasterChef tops the ratings

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Cooking series MasterChef did what its reality show rivals The Voice and The X Factor this week couldn’t – it won the ratings.

MasterChef was the highest ranked show on Thursday with 1.239 million viewers which was also its highest rating episode for the year.

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The last time MasterChef was No.1 was on July 26, 2012 when an episode of MasterChef All Stars attracted 1.26 million viewers.

On Thursday, it was the first non-news program to win the ratings this week.

The highest ranked shows for the first four nights (Sunday-Wednesday) of the week were either Seven and Nine News.

Even The Voice semi-final (on Monday) and The X Factor, which screened for three nights this week, didn’t top OzTAM’s overnight ratings.

Ten will also be chuffed that MasterChef spin-off program, MasterChef Masterclass also made the top 10 on Thursday. It was fourth with 1.051 million viewers.

Nine’s AFL/NRL Footy Shows made a rare top 10 appearance.

The combined audience of 821,000 viewers landed The Footy Show in ninth spot for the night.

MOST WATCHED SHOWS ON THURSDAY

1. MasterChef (Ten) – 1.239 million

2. Nine News (Nine) – 1.150 million

3. Seven News (Seven) – 1.080 million

4. MasterChef Masterclass (Ten) – 1.051 million

5. Nine News 6.30pm (Nine)- 1.046 million

6. Seven News/Today Tonight (Seven) – 1.033 million

7. A Current Affair (Nine) – 922,000

8. Home And Away (Seven) – 886,000

9. The AFL/NRL Footy Show (Nine) – 821,000

10. The Big Bang Theory rpt 2 (Nine) – 795,000

* Source OzTAM

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