Junior Masterchef wins Sunday as Australia divides on top shows

Junior Masterchef’s audience fell by about half a million for its second outing on Sunday, but Seven’s The X Factor failed to capitalise with its first live performance show delivering roughly the same audience as last week.

Ten’s Junior Masterchef won the night with an average audience of 1.748m, according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam. The X Factor was eighth with 1.095m. This compared to 2.202m and 1.074m for the Junior Masterchef and The X Factor last week.

However, there were big variations in viewing patterns across the country, with Junior Masterchef winning in just two of the five capital cities.  

In Sydney, Junior Masterchef won, but The X Factor was closer in fourth place.

In Melbourne, Nine’s documentary on former AFL star Jim Styne’s battle with cancer won the night with a massive 628,000, with Junior Masterchef number two and The X Factor ninth.

In Brisbane, the pattern was different again with Seven News winning the night over Junior Masterchef and The X Factor seventh.

In Adelaide, the top show was on ABC1, with Midsomer Murders. Junior Masterchef was third and The X factor 11th.

In Perth, Junior Masterchef won the night, and The X Factor was 13th.

In the battle for the morning audience, Seven’s Weekend Sunrise (400,000) beat Weekend Today (306,000) although Today won Melbourne.

  1. Junior Masterchef Ten 1.748m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.473m
  3. Nine News Nine 1.424m
  4. Midsomer Murders ABC 1.354m
  5. Modern Family Ten 1.218m
  6. 60 Minutes Nine 1.200m
  7. Sunday Night Seven 1.198m
  8. The X Factor Seven 1.095m
  9. Offspring Ten 0.990m
  10. Modern Family (r) Ten 0.952m
  11. Life ABC 0.942m
  12. ABC News Update ABC 0.892m
  13. ABC News ABC 0.846m
  14. The Dark Knight Nine 0.806m
  15. Ten News Ten 0.764m

Sunday’s channel share:

  • Nine: 24.3%
  • Seven: 23.2%
  • Ten: 22.7%
  • ABC1: 16.7%
  • GO!: 4.1%
  • SBS1: 3.2%
  • 7TWO: 2.3%
  • One: 1.4%
  • SBS2: 0.8%
  • ABC2: 0.7%
  • ABC3: 0.3%
  • ABC News 24: 0.3%

Get the latest media and marketing industry news (and views) direct to your inbox.

Sign up to the free Mumbrella newsletter now.



Sign up to our free daily update to get the latest in media and marketing.