Masterchef moves back ahead on Sunday nights

Masterchef turned the tables on Dancing With The Stars on Sunday night, beating the show by just 20,000 viewers and overturning last week’s defeat.

Last Sunday saw Seven’s Dancing With The Stars rate 1.613m viewers to Masterchef delivering 1.409m for Ten.  

But according to preliminary ratings from OzTam, Masterchef rated 1.469m last night to 1.449m for DWTS.

However, DWTS’ ratings was an average audience across a lengthy two-and-a-half hours, while Masterchef was one hour.

Meanwhile, Merlin was less of a performer for Ten, with the audience dropping slightly on last week to 867,000.

Nine’s double episodes of The Mentalist rated 906,000 and 493,000.

The top ratings audience for a secondary channel was Formula One on One, with 274,000.

Sunday’s top 15:

  1. Seven News Seven 1.583m
  2. Masterchef Ten 1.469m
  3. Nine News Nine 1.465m
  4. Dancing with the Stars Seven 1.449m
  5. 60 Minutes Nine 1.108m
  6. In Their Footsteps Nine 0.956m
  7. Castle – Episode 1 Seven 0.927m
  8. The Mentalist – Episode 1 Nine 0.906m
  9. Merlin Ten 0.867m
  10. The Kennedys ABC 0.802m
  11. Hawaii Five-O Ten 0.752m
  12. ABC News ABC 0.743m
  13. The Great Rift: Africa’s Wild Heart ABC 0.737m
  14. Great Rift: Inside The Great Rift ABC 0.619m
  15. Castle – Episode 2 Seven 0.549m

Sunday’s share:

  • Seven: 25.7%
  • Nine: 18.7%
  • Ten: 16.9%
  • ABC1: 11.6%
  • One: 4.5%
  • GO!: 4.4%
  • Gem: 3.4%
  • SBS1: 3.3%
  • 7mate: 3.2%
  • 7TWO 3.1%
  • Eleven: 2.4%
  • ABC2: 1.0%
  • SBS2: 0.9%
  • ABC3: 0.5%
  • ABC News 24: 0.4%

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