The night belonged to Network Ten as the appointment of a new CEO coincided with the biggest primary share at the channel this year and also the biggest combined channel share and the best key demo performances too.
The second part of the MasterChef Australia grand final was easily the most-watched program and it had more than double the audience of anything else screened after 7.30pm.
The last outing for the show this year saw the Winner Announced portion of the show outrating all other non-sport programs this year.
MasterChef – Winner Announced was watched by 2.133m, while 1.84m tuned into watch Grand Final Part 2.
Both parts of the Shine Australia production performed the strongest in Melbourne with audiences of 662,000 for the episode and 798,000 for winner announced.
MasterChef easily smashed the numbers watching the 2014 final which were 1.70m for the winner announced and then 1.65m for the grand final episode.
Network Ten made it a clean sweep with wins in all metro markets. Share was strongest in Melbourne with a primary performance of 34.4%.
Network Ten posted a number of records last night:
• TEN and Network Ten: highest primetime commercial share in 25 to 54s and total people since July 2010.
• TEN had its biggest primetime audience since August 2011.
• Network Ten had its biggest primetime audience since July 2014.