Last night’s return of MasterChef Australia was the biggest launch episode for the show since 2015.
The episode gave Ten a metro audience of 1.23 million, and a national audience of 1.56 million.
This is compared to last year’s debut, which aired on the same night as Nine’s Lego Masters and attracted 715,000 overnight metro viewers.
The launch for MasterChef Australia beat Nine’s Married at First Sight debut earlier this year, which attracted 1.15 million metro viewers.
“We are so pleased and excited with how Australians have responded to the return of MasterChef Australia,” says ViacomCBS Australia and New Zealand chief content officer and EVP Beverley McGarvey.
“Twelve seasons in and MasterChef Australia is still loved by so many people. Food is a universal theme, particularly in times like these, and our show has always been about the food.”
The new season MasterChef Australia: Back To Win sees the return of favourite contestants from past seasons.
It also debuted the new judges; Jock Zonfrillo, Melissa Leong and Andy Allen, following the controversial departure of Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris.
Also airing last night alongside MasterChef was Seven’s House Rules: High Stakes, which launched last week. The episode attracted 548,000 metro viewers.
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