House Rules tops Reno Rumble but Masterchef tops the million mark in reality TV war

Seven’s got a reality boost last night as House Rules lifted above rival Reno Rumble on Nine, but neither challenger could match Ten’s cooking juggernaut Masterchef according to OzTam overnight metro ratings.

The first room reveal for House Rules grabbed 931,000 viewers for a two hour special between 7pm to 9pm, well up on its previous outings since launching last Tuesday.  Reno Rumble could only manage 823,000, down on its debut, between 7pm-8pm.

Masterchef was the only non-news show to score above the million mark to hold strong with 1.146m from 7.3opm to 9pm, while Shark Tank at 9pm (656,000) and a double episode of new Modern Family (479,000 and 667,000) helped the channel beat Nine in total audience share.

 ABC had a quiet evening with Poldark at 8.30pm grabbing 607,000 and the debut of Top of the Lake, which aired on Foxtel in 2013, getting 460,000 at 9.30pm.

In sport over the weekend the A League semi finals played out, with the Melbourne derby between Victory and City watched by 143,000 on SBS One and 121,000 0n Fox Sports. On Saturday 171,000 watched on SBS One and 100,000 on Fox Sports as Sydney FC comprehensively beat Adelaide to make it to the final.

Sunday night’s news and current affairs battle was a mixed bag, with Nine News at 6pm getting 1.194m to be the most watched show of the night, while Seven News was just behind on 1.154m. Seven’s Sunday Night at 9pm managed to outrate Nine’s 60 Minutes at 8pm with 728,000 viewers to 700,000.

Seven won the night with an audience share of 22.4 per cent, while Ten took 18 per cent and Nine 16.6 per cent ahead of ABC’s 12.9 per cent.

Top 15 shows:

1 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 1,194,000

2 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 1,154,000



5 ABC NEWS SUNDAY-EV Network ABC 824,000

6 RENO RUMBLE -SUN Network 9 823,000

7 SUNDAY NIGHT Network 7 728,000

8 60 MINUTES Network 9 700,000

9 MODERN FAMILY EP 2 Network TEN 667,000

10 SHARK TANK Network TEN 656,000

11 POLDARK-EV Network ABC 607,000


13 MODERN FAMILY Network TEN 479,000

14 SUNDAY AFTERNOON NRL LIVE Network 9 469,000

15 TOP OF THE LAKE-LE Network ABC 460,000

Audience share by channel:

Network 7 22.4%

Network TEN 18.0%

Network 9 16.6%

Network ABC 12.9%

Network SBS ONE 4.3%

Network GO! 4.0%

Network 7TWO 3.8%

Network Gem 3.6%

Network 7mate 3.5%

Network ABC2 2.9%

Network ELEVEN 2.7%

Network ONE 2.7%

Network ABC News 24 1.1%

Network SBS 2 0.9%

Network ABC3 0.5%

Network NITV 0.1%

Total network audience share:

Network 7 TTL 29.8%

Network 9 TTL 24.2%

Network TEN TTL 23.4%

Network ABC TTL 17.4%

Network SBS TTL 5.3%

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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