Masterchef Australia – The Split Episode Was A Failure
Masterchef Australia final this year scored 2.56 million viewers for the announcement of the winner, however it was well down on last year’s finale.
The show that stops a nation appears to not do that any longer.
Also the first section of the final at 6.30pm scored 1.81 million, however this was just beaten by The Block.
Network Ten splitting the finale into two sections, to put The Renovators in between probably affected the ratings.
In fact I thought it was treating the fans with contempt. This was particularly the people with children who were unable to stay up to see the winner of the show.
The other problem with the split episode was that it was hard to maintain emotional involvement with the episode by the time the winner was announced I did not care.
It appears most people were not happy with this aspect of the final. See Daily Telegraph article on this issue.
The story that should have been coming out of last night was Kate Brack’s is the winner and how is this going to transform her life, however it is all about how Masterchef producers cocked it up again this season.
Come back later to the blog to see my assessment of the positive and negatives of season three.