Serial killer mini-series proves popular as Eurovision helps SBS beat the ABC

Seven claimed a winning audience share of 26.3 per cent last night as serial killer mini-series Catching Milat was the most-watched show of the evening, while singing contest Eurovision helped SBS One topple ABC for fourth place.

The repeat broadcast of the singing contest at 7.30pm claimed a metro audience of 592,000 metro viewers, after 263,000 tuned in to watch Sweden’s Mans Zelmerlow crowned the winner live from 5am. Last year’s final, which saw Austria’s bearded lady Conchita Wurst win, was watched by 476,000 when it aired from 6.30pm.

SBS One beat the ABC with a share of 11.1 per cent as the ABC only managed a share of 10.1 per cent.

Meanwhile, the final part of Seven’s two part mini-series Catching Milat grabbed a metro audience of 1.459m at 8.50pm to be the most-watched non-news show of the evening.

Last week part one was watched by 1.387m, with an extra 238,000 watching it later during the week to take the show’s total audience to 1.626m.

Ten managed a share of 13.9 per cent as cooking show Masterchef won the 7.30pm timeslot with a metro audience of 1.082m, up on last week’s audience of 1.043m.

It managed to beat House Rules’ whole house reveal which grabbed an audience of 1.068m from 7pm. It was down on last week’s audience of 1.154m.

Nine’s Reno Rumble, also airing from 7pm, was watched by 851,000, up on last week’s audience of 841,000. It saw Nine struggle, only managing to secure an audience share of 16.7 per cent.

On pay TV, the Comedy Channel’s debut of Open Slather, a sketch comedy show featuring the likes of  Gina Riley, Magda Szubanski and Michael Veitch, was watched by 243,000 at 7.30pm.

Last week The Daily Mail pulled down an advertising takeover for the new show after images of actors Stephen Curry and Shane Jacobson posing as priests appeared against articles relating to allegations of child sexual abuse by the Catholic clergy.

In news, Seven News was watched by 1.401m while Nine News was a little behind with metro audience of 1.296m at 6pm.

Top 15 Shows:

1 CATCHING MILAT-FINAL Network 7 1,459,000
2 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 1,401,000
3 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 1,296,000
5 HOUSE RULES – WHOLE HOUSE REVEAL Network 7 1,068,000
6 ABC NEWS SUNDAY-EV Network ABC 901,000
7 RENO RUMBLE -SUN Network 9 851,000
8 60 MINUTES Network 9 754,000
9 MODERN FAMILY Network TEN 752,000
11 MAPP AND LUCIA-EV Network ABC 581,000
12 POLDARK-EV Network ABC 567,000
13 MODERN FAMILY RPT Network TEN 493,000
14 SUNDAY AFTERNOON NRL LIVE Network 9 464,000

Audience Share:

Network 7 27.3%
Network 9 16.7%
Network TEN 13.9%
Network SBS ONE 11.1%
Network ABC 10.1%
Network ABC2 2.0%
Network 7mate 3.5%
Network GO! 3.1%
Network ONE 3.1%
Network 7TWO 3.1%
Network Gem 1.8%
Network ELEVEN 1.8%
Network ABC News 24 1.0%
Network SBS 2 0.8%
Network ABC3 0.6%
Network NITV 0.2%

Total Audience Share: 

Network 7 TTL 33.9%
Network 9 TTL 21.6%
Network TEN TTL 18.7%
Network ABC TTL 13.6%
Network SBS TTL 12.1%

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