Merlin and Masterchef Ten’s big Sunday winners

Merlin, MumbrellaTen’s Masterchef remained the most-watched show yesterday, while Merlin had its biggest rating night for the season so far.

In overall free-to-air TV channel share, Nine was the Sunday winner.  

Merlin was the eleventh most-watched show for the night with 1.181m, up from last week’s 1.029m, according to overnight preliminary OzTam data in the main metro markets.

Masterchef – Challenge remained number one with an average audience of 1.831m. The cooking show was the most popular show among Melbourne and Adelaide viewers.

In overall FTA TV viewing, it was followed by Seven News and Nine News respectively, with the former the most-watched in Brisbane and Perth.

Nine’s Underbelly: The Golden Mile came fourth in overall viewing with 1.672m, but it still bettered its result from last Sunday when it attracted 1.650m. The Australian drama also remained the most-watched show in Sydney.

Among the key 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54 demographics, Underbelly was the leader.

Almost all the shows on the top ten list bettered their performances compared to last Sunday, with only Seven’s US crime show Bones seeing a slight drop.

Meanwhile, SBS’s broadcast of the Eurovision saw 366,000 tune in to see Germany’s Lena Meyer-Landrut take out the song contest. It was down from the 486,000 it attracted last year.

Sunday’s most-watched shows:

  1. Masterchef Ten 1.831m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.777m
  3. Nine News Nine 1.761m
  4. Underbelly Nine 1.672m
  5. Customs Nine 1.454m
  6. Sunday Night Seven 1.360m
  7. 60 Minutes Nine 1.327m
  8. Send in the Dogs Nine 1.316m
  9. Bones Seven 1.276m
  10. The Force Seven 1.220m
  11. Merlin Ten 1.181m
  12. Border Security Seven 1.071m
  13. Doctor Who ABC 0.973
  14. Castle Seven 0.963
  15. The Good Wife Ten 0.951

Sunday’s channel share:

  • Nine: 25.7%
  • Seven: 23.9%
  • Ten: 20.9%
  • ABC1: 11.6%
  • SBS1: 6.4%
  • GO!: 4.1%
  • One: 3.7%
  • 7TWO: 2.5%
  • ABC2: 0.7%
  • ABC3: 0.3%
  • SBS2: 0.2%


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