Seven launches A Place to Call Home to 865,000 as Nine wins with 1.89m for The Voice

Audiences showed their love for a good sing song this weekend with 1.89m watching The Voice on Sunday after SBS won the highest recorded audience in Australia for the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam show.

The Voice helped Nine win 1.552m metro viewers for 60 Minutes, which followed at 8pm. The show featured Liz Hayes’ interview with financial trader Jordan Belfort, portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street, who walked out when he did not like her line of questioning. The Voice and 60 Minutes were also the top two shows in people 25-54, followed by House Rules.

Meanwhile Seven had 1.058m for House Rules from 6.30pm, up against The Voice, and 954,000 for Sunday Night, from 7.40pm, featuring the last filmed interview with Charlotte Dawson, who died in February.

Seven then launched the second series of A Place to Call Home, created by Bevan Lee, to 865,000 at 8.40pm, second in its timeslot after 60 Minutes and The Mentalist which had 902,000 on Nine. The first series had launched to 1.768m in May 2013.

Ten’s Masterchef was third in its timeslot with 770,000 at 7.30pm its lowest showing so far for the new series, having hit the million mark on Thursday night in the absence of the other major franchises.

Modern Family on Ten at 6.30pm was fourth in the timeslot as it had 525,000 while Compass on ABC1 rated 526,000.

ABC1 was fourth in the timeslot with 628,000 for Restoration Home at 7.30pm and 698,000 for Inspector George Gently from 8.30pm.

SBS followed with 476,000 for the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest, won by Austria’s ‘bearded lady’ Conchita Wurst.

Eurovision had a metro audience of 561,000 for SBS on Saturday night, fifth for the night in all programs, and the audience helped the network secure a stronger audience share than Ten in Melbourne and Adelaide.

In the main 25-54 demographic The Voice and 60 Minutes led the way for Nine, followed by House Rules, Nine News Sunday and Seven News.

Nine won Sunday night with a 27.9 per cent share as Seven had 18.1 per cent. ABC1 had a 12.3 per cent share, followed by Ten with 11. 6 per cent and SBS One, which had an 8.4 per cent audience share.

Sunday’s top 15 shows:

  1. The Voice Nine 1.894m
  2. 60 Minutes Nine 1.552m
  3. Nine News Sunday Nine 1.218m
  4. Seven News Sunday Seven 1.205m
  5. House Rules Seven 1.058m
  6. Sunday Night Seven 954,000
  7. The Mentalist Nine 902,000
  8. A Place to Call Home Seven 865,000
  9. ABC News ABC1 859,000
  10. Masterchef Ten 770,000
  11. Inspector George Gently ABC1 698,000
  12. ABC News ABC1 685,000
  13. Restoration Home ABC1 628,000
  14. Compass ABC1 526,000
  15. Modern Family Ten 525,000

Sunday’s share:

  • Nine 27.9%
  • Seven 18.1%
  • ABC1 12.3%
  • TEN 11.6%
  • SBS ONE 8.4%
  • 7mate 4.2%
  • GO! 3.7%
  • 7TWO 3.0%
  • ONE 2.8%
  • Gem 2.4%
  • ABC2 2.0%
  • ELEVEN 1.4%
  • ABC3 0.5%
  • SBS 2 0.5%
  • ABC News 24 0.9%
  • NITV 0.1%

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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