HD Ratings: MasterChef Wins Gold

After trailing The Block NZ all week, TVNZ 2’s MasterChef Australia won the 7.30 hour with 25-54 year-olds on Thursday opposite TVNZ 1’s Tokyo Olympics.

It averaged 4.4% of the core commercial demo versus 4.0% for the games and 2.5% for Three’s LEGO Masters (USA).

It lost to TVNZ 1 in the 18-49 demo, when it averaged 2.9%, but still beat Three’s 2.1% for LEGO.

Many of MasterChef’s 25-54 viewers switched over to TVNZ 1 when the cooking contest ended but lead-out Police Ten 7 still out-rated Three’s re-run of ‘Crocodile’ Dundee in both key demos.

However, Mighty Mick picked up viewers against A Current Affair and Coronation Street to overall average 2.1% of 25-54s and 1.8% of 18-49s.

ACA could muster only 1.4% / 1.3% and Coro, in its temporary home, 0.7% of each major demo.

Earlier, Shortland Street narrowly won its 7.00 berth opposite Seven Sharp and The Project in the 18-49 demo but lost to the former in the 25-54 stakes.

TVNZ 1 won the night with 28+ shares of the key demos while Three ranked second with shares in the high teens,

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