Revenge serves it up cold to MasterChef
Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) and Charlotte (Christa B Allen) in the season finale of Revenge. Picture: Supplied.

Revenge served it up cold to Network Ten's MasterChef in the ratings battle on Monday night.

The final episode of the Seven Network drama attracted 1.553 million viewers to just eclipse MasterChef.

The third last episode of MasterChef, which saw the elimination of Tasmanian Ben Milbourne, pulled an audience of 1.549 million.

MasterChef's figures also provided a strong lead-in for the `bogan and boob' dramality series The Shire, which broke through the one million barrier to be sixth on the official unadjusted ratings.

Even though The Shire attracted 1.062 million viewers it's not a true reflection of its audience numbers.

Ratings are done on the advertised start times and The Shire started about 15 minutes late, at 8.15pm, meaning its ratings included about 15 minutes of MasterChef's audience that were waiting for the elimination announcement.

The Shire's audience, during its actual screening time on Monday night, was 754,000 viewers, down almost 200,000 on last week's premiere episode.

Seven News (1.291 million) was third for the evening, ahead of Nine News (1.282 million) and Today Tonight (1.237 million).

Seven's The Amazing Race was seventh with 1.014 million viewers, while ABC News pulled an audience of 1.007 million to be eighth.

Soapie Home and Away gave Seven five of the Top 10 shows after finishing ninth with 1.003 million viewers.

The ABC's Australian Story, about singer Beccy Cole coming out, was 10th with 938,000, giving the ABC more shows in the Top 10 than Nine.

Top ratings Monday night show.

1. Revenge (Seven) - 1,553 million

2. MasterChef (Ten) - 1.549 million

3. Seven News (Seven) - 1.291 million

4. Nine News (Nine) - 1.282 million

5. Today Tonight (Seven) - 1.237 million

6. The Shire (Ten) 1.062 million

7. The Amazing Race (Seven) - 1.014 million

8. ABC News (ABC) - 1.007 million

9. Home and Away (Seven) - 1.003 million

10. Australian Story (ABC) - 938,000

The West Australian

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