MasterChef leads, Lara Bingle drops

By By Wenlei Ma | 11 July 2012

MasterChef whipped up a ratings storm and claimed the top spot for Ten again, but Being Lara Bingle sunk to its lowest numbers yet.

The cooking competition series attracted 1.33 million metro viewers last night, according to preliminary overnight figures from OzTam. MasterChef has been on a resurgence of late following the end of its main rival, The Block.

Meanwhile, Ten's reality program centred around contentious media personality Lara Bingle has dipped again to 650,000 viewers, down from 728,000 viewers last week.

On Seven, local series Winners & Losers climbed back above the magic million mark with 1.07 million people tuned in. Once Upon A Time wavered the million point with 936,000 viewers, marginally up from 902,000 the previous week.

The American version of The Voice was slightly down on its second outing with 635,000 viewers. On Monday night, it pulled in 669,000 people.

Other top 20 programs were Seven News, Nine News, Today Tonight (Seven), A Current Affair (Nine), ABC News, Home and Away (Seven), NCIS (Ten), Ten News, Hot Seat (Nine), Pictures of You (Seven), 7.30 (ABC), Joanna Lumley's Greek Odyssey (ABC), The Project (Ten), Deal or No Deal (Nine) and Race to London (ABC).

Across the main channels, Seven won the night with 22.0%, followed by Ten with 18.7%, Nine with 15.9%, the ABC with 11.4% and SBS had 5.1%.

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