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MasterChef burns AGT in the ratings
Gary Mehigan, Andy Allen, Matt Preston, Julia Taylor and George Calombaris. Picture: Supplied.

MasterChef Australia won the ratings battle of the reality TV juggernauts' by a landslide on Wedneday night.

Ten's amateur cooking contest went head to head with Seven's Australia's Got Talent grand final decider.

Over 2.1 million people tuned in to see apprentice electrician Andy Allen win the fourth series of MasterChef as well as $100,000, a cook book deal and training at some of Australia's top restaurants.

Under a million (or 998,000 to be exact), however, watched former 90s boy band member Andrew De Silva win $250,000 on Australia’s Got Talent.

In Perth, six thousand more people tuned in to watch the first episode of Gruen Sweat (120,000), hosted by Wil Anderson than Australia's Got Talent (114,000).

The MasterChef ratings coup also saw Ten win its first night of 2012.