Honours even for Sunday’s TV, while Socceroo fans tune in for late night game

All three of the major commercial networks enjoyed a show with more than 1.5m viewers on Sunday, overnight TV ratings reveal.  

According to OzTam, Ten topped the night with more than 1.9m metro viewers tuning in for Masterchef. This was followed by nearly 1.7m for Seven News and 1.6m for Nine News.

Meanwhile, Nine’s Underbelly pulled in nearly 1.5m which was enough to take Nine to a win for the night.

Last week saw a narrow win for Nine with a 23.5% share to Seven’s 22.5. Ten brought in 21.2%, followed by ABC1 with 14.4%.

Despite its World Cup content, SBS1 was still fifth with 8.8% – although this is more than 50% up on typical audience share for the channel .

So far, the top ratings for SBS have been for Saturday night’s crunch Australia-Ghana game, which was broadcast at midnight Sydney time. It rated an average of 1.4m in metro households. Including regional audiences it averaged 1.7m viewers.

Sunday’s top rating TV shows:

  1. Masterchef Ten 1.948m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.660m
  3. Nine News Nine 1.617m
  4. Underbelly Nine 1.493m
  5. Sunday Night Seven 1.344m
  6. Customs Nine 1.290m
  7. 60 Minutes Nine 1.284m
  8. Send in the Dogs Nine 1.250m
  9. The Force Seven 1.132m
  10. Border Security Seven 1.081m
  11. Agatha Christie’s Poirot ABC 1.003m
  12. Merlin Ten 1.003m
  13. The Good Wife Ten 0.934m
  14. ABC News ABC 0.906m
  15. Doctor Who ABC 0.895m

Sunday’s channel share:

  • Nine: 24.8%
  • Ten: 23.0%
  • Seven: 22.3%
  • ABC1: 13.8%
  • SBS1: 7.3%
  • GO!: 4.6%
  • 7TWO: 1.3%
  • One: 1.2%
  • ABC2: 0.8%
  • ABC3: 0.4%
  • SBS2: 0.4%

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