Muted finish for House and Doctor Who

There were a couple of quiet goodbyes on Sunday night with Doctor Who on ABC1 and House on Ten both finishing their runs with less than 1m viewers.  

According to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam, Doctor Who’s season finale pulled in 976,000 in the 7.30pm slot. And House, at  9.30pm, attracted an audience of 706,000, although that was the best in its timeslot.

Meanwhile, Masterchef won the night with nearly 1.9m viewers. However that was slightly behind its top ratings for the Sunday night slot – possibly because there was no elimination last night.

Ten’s digital sports channel One enjoyed a healthy average audience of 308,000 for the Formula One British Grand Prix – helped along by a winner for the Australian driver Mark Webber. This result was the best for a show on a secondary digital channel last night.

Sunday’s top 15 shows:

  1. Masterchef Ten 1.865m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.647m
  3. Nine News Nine 1.490m
  4. Dancing with the Stars Seven 1.287m
  5. RBT Nine 1.283m
  6. Send in the Dogs Nine 1.160m
  7. The Good Wife Ten 1.086m
  8. 60 Minutes Nine 0.996m
  9. Doctor Who ABC 0.976m
  10. Merlin Ten 0.930m
  11. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nine 0.912m
  12. Bones Seven 0.910m
  13. ABC News ABC 0.859m
  14. Doctor Who: Confidential Cutdown ABC 0.732m
  15. House Ten 0.706m

Sunday’s channel share:

  • Ten: 22.8%
  • Seven: 22.6%
  • Nine: 21.2%
  • ABC1: 13.5%
  • SBS1: 5.8%
  • GO!: 4.8%
  • One: 3.9%
  • 7TWO: 3.7%
  • ABC2: 0.9%
  • ABC3: 0.4%
  • SBS2: 0.4%


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