Masterchef semi-final pulls 1.389m audience but The Voice wins the night with 1.472m

Last night’s Masterchef semi-final managed a metro audience of 1.389m but could not quite topple Nine’s resurgent singing show The Voice which got 1.472m according to preliminary OzTam ratings.

Masterchef contestants Billie McKay, Georgia Barnes, Jessica Arnott,

Masterchef contestants  Billie McKay and Georgia Barnes.

The Ten reality cooking show, which saw contestant Jessica Arnott eliminated ahead of tonight’s final was was up on last week’s 1.044m viewers and was the top rating show across the key demographics.

Both Nine and Seven lost audiences to Ten, with The Voice down 66,000 metro viewers on last week while on Seven’s Dancing with the Stars was down 68,000 viewers on its debut with 710,000. 

However, last week’s TV ratings numbers were also influenced by the Ashes on Gem which was not on last night.

In the news stakes Nine won with 1.413m viewers in 6pm news bulletin followed by 1.303m for Seven.

Meanwhile in current affairs 60 Minutes, which was on at 9pm, drew 845,000 while Seven newsreader Chris Bath’s final outing hosting Sunday Night drew 626,000 viewers in the 9.30pm slot.

Over on the ABC its 7pm news bulletin was up more than 108,000 viewers, likely on the back of the weekend’s Labor conference, with an audience of 881,000.

The lead-in boosted the audience for UK renovation show Grand Designs which was also up 83,000 viewers on last week, with an audience of 821,000.

In sport yesterday morning’s Rugby Championship match where the Wallabies comfortably beat Argentina had 128,000 viewers on Ten, with 131,000 national viewers on Fox Sports.

In the evening SBS drew 154,000 viewers for the Tour De France review show ahead of the procession into Paris.

In share on the main channels Nine had highest share with 24.5 per cent, followed by 17.9 per cent for Ten and 17.1 per cent for Seven.

Top 15 shows
1 THE VOICE  Network 9 1,472,000
2 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 1,413,000
4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,303,000
5 ABC NEWS SUNDAY Network ABC 881,000
6 60 MINUTES Network 9 845,000
7 GRAND DESIGNS Network ABC 821,000
9 DANCING WITH THE STARS Network 7 710,000
10 MODERN FAMILY EP 2 RPT Network TEN 663,000
11 SUNDAY NIGHT Network 7 626,000
12 CSI: CYBER Network TEN 578,000
13 FAMILY FEUD SUNDAY Network TEN 550,000
14 MODERN FAMILY RPT Network TEN 504,000
15 SUNDAY AFTERNOON NRL LIVE Network 9 463,000

Audience share
Network 9 24.5%
Network TEN 17.9%
Network 7 17.1%
Network ABC 12.7%
Network SBS ONE 4.9%
Network 7mate 3.4%
Network 7TWO 3.1%
Network GO! 2.9%
Network ELEVEN 2.7%
Network ONE 2.6%
Network ABC2 2.6%
Network Gem 2.4%
Network SBS 2 1.1%
Network ABC News 24 1.0%
Network ABC3 0.9%
Network NITV 0.0%

Total audience share
Network 9 TTL 29.9%
Network 7 TTL 23.6%
Network TEN TTL 23.2%
Network ABC TTL 17.2%
Network SBS TTL 6.1%

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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