Thursday, Mar. 11, 2010

Australia: MasterChef Australia

A competitive-cooking game show based on the British series MasterChef, MasterChef Australia has enjoyed steadily climbing ratings since it premiered in April 2009. In a roundup of the most popular shows that have aired in Australia since 2001, MasterChef is outranked only by the 2005 Australian Open tennis final between Aussie Lleyton Hewitt and Marat Safin and the 2003 Rugby World Cup final, in which Australia was beaten by England. The show's first-season finale was the most watched television program of 2009.