Tim Read was crowned the winner of Masterchef NZ 2015 last night but he could be the last, following a season of disappointing ratings.
Last night's grand final saw a boost in viewer numbers with 285,000 tuning in - up from the season average of 175,000.
But it was still well behind last year's finale on TV One, which saw 630,000 Kiwis watch sisters Kasey and Carena Bird take the title.
The reality competition moved to TV3 this year, after TVNZ announced it would not bring back the series following a fall in ratings.
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Production company Imagination Television continued to helm the show, bringing on new judges Al Brown and Mark Wallbank alongside Josh Emett.
The lackluster ratings have some questioning whether this will be the last of Masterchef NZ but MediaWorks wouldn't be drawn on the matter today.
Group entertainment content director Andrew Szusterman said: "As far as further seasons, that announcement will happen as part of our wider content release in the coming months."
He told the Herald the company was pleased with how the show progressed, with more than 2.2 million Kiwis tuning in over the course of the 10 week season.
"It's also been a solid performer on 3Now with the show consistently in our top 5 shows viewed on demand which is pleasing," he said in a statement.