Nine wins a competitive Sunday night, despite pressure from Masterchef and the AFL

Nine took the crown on Sunday night, despite a competitive day of programming from the other free to air networks. In the afternoon, Seven’s AFL drew 445,000 metro viewers against Nine’s NRL which brought in 256,000.

But in the evening, Nine’s The Voice delivered 924,000 metro viewers and 1.352m nationally – just slipping above Ten’s Masterchef which brought in 945,000 metro viewers and 1.221m nationally and far ahead of Seven’s Big Brother which delivered 695,000 metro viewers and 991,000 for its elimination.

Seven aired the Greater Western Sydney Giants vs North Melbourne in Sydney on its main channel with 63,000 viewers tuning in and the Sydney Swans vs Essendon Bombers on its main channel in the other states, aside from Brisbane where the match was aired on 7mate.

243,000 watched in Melbourne, 36,000 in Brisbane, 49,000 in Adelaide and 55,000 in Perth.

Nine aired the NRL clash between the St George Dragons and Cronulla Sharks on its main channel in Sydney and Brisbane and on 9Gem in all other states. 157,000 watched the match in Sydney, 4,000 in Melbourne, 87,000 in Brisbane, 6,000 in Adelaide and 2,000 in Perth.

Across the key advertising demographics of 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s, Masterchef Australia was the most-watched, followed by Big Brother in all demos but the 25-54s where Nine News took the second spot.

Nine held a 24.0% main channel audience share overall for the night and 32.0% as a network. Seven secured 18.3% for its main channel and 25.1% as a network. Ten delivered 15.6% and 20.7% as a network, while ABC brought in 11.4% and 15.0%. The most-watched multi-channel was 10 Bold with 3.4%.


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