Reality viewers opt for The Voice and Masterchef over House Rules

The Voice and Masterchef shared the honours in Tuesday night’s reality ratings battle, while House Rules continued to struggle.

The second outing for Ten’s Masterchef slipped slightly to 913,000 metro viewers after Monday night’s debut of 1.06m viewers. Sixth for the night in all-people, Masterchef was most watched program in the advertising-friendly demographics of 16-39 and 18-49.

But Nine’s singing contest The Voice won the night with 1.108m viewers, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings. It also topped the 25-54 demographic.

Seven’s double episodes of House Rules rated 767,000 and 788,000 viewers.

Once regional audiences were added into the mix, The Voice still won the reality battle with nearly 1.6m national viewers. House Rules drew nearly 1.3m national viewers. And Masterchef drew 1.2m national viewers.

Meanwhile, Nine’s drama Love Child returned to air for a fourth season season with a metro audience of 624,000. The number was well down on last year’s debut 839,000 audience.

In overall audience share Nine won the night with 22.1%, ahead of Seven’s 19.5% share. Ten had a share of 15.3%. Meanwhile ABC saw a 9.6% share ahead of SBS’ 5.5%.

In the 6pm news battle, Seven News averaged 1.058m metro viewers, beating Nine News’ 975,000.


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