Masterchef launch pulls in 1.012m as 1.4m choose to watch Nine’s The Voice premiere

The return of Masterchef to Ten at 7:30pm last night pulled in 1.012m metro viewers, while the launch of Nine’s 2016 season of The Voice, kicking off at 7:00pm, was watched by 1.4m metro viewers.


Masterchef was down on last year’s launch, which grabbed 1.231m metro viewers, and down on the finale of last year’s season which was watched by 2.13m viewers.

Last year’s launch of The Voice, which kicked off at the end of June, was watched by 1.557m while its finale pulled in 1.552m. Last night’s launch episode was the lowest launch to date. 

The Voice was the most-watched show amongst 18-49 year olds and 25-54 year olds while Masterchef was the popular choice amongst viewers aged 16-39.

Seven’s House Rules, which aired from 7:00pm to 8:40pm, pulled in 830,000 metro viewers.

Nine won the evening with an audience share of 22.4%, ahead of Seven’s share of 18.7%. Ten claimed third place with a share of 14.1%, while the ABC settled for a share of 13.5%.

Nine’s 60 Minutes, airing directly after The Voice at 8:30pm, was watched by 722,000 while Seven’s Sunday Night, airing from 8:40pm, pulled in 791,000 metro viewers.

In sport, Seven’s afternoon AFL, which saw Carlton take on Essendon, drew 461,000 viewers across Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

Nine’s broadcast of the NRL, which saw Cronulla Sharks take on the Brisbane Broncos, pulled in 375,000 viewers across Sydney and Brisbane.

In the news battleground, Seven News was watched by 1.169m and Nine News had an audience of 1.283m.


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