Street poll: Who won – MasterChef or the pollies? [video]
Politicians and their minders had to back down in the face of MasterChef on Sunday night, rescheduling the one debate between the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader to 6.30pm to avoid a TV clash with the ratings blitzer.
Newsbytes asked Brisbane people what they believe this says about Australia as a country.
Reporter: John Corlett
Camera and production: David Stuart