Seven wins the night as House Rules grows

Seven’s home renovation show House Rules has continued to open its lead over Ten’s Masterchef , pulling in 927,000 metro viewers,well ahead of the cooking show’s 734,000.

The number is the best of the series for House Rules since its premier a fortnight ago. It was also up 128,000 metro viewers from last week, according to preliminary overnight ratings from OzTam.

Victorian team Fiona and Nicole finished at the bottom of the leaderboard

However, Nine’s The Voice still won the reality battle with 1.108m metro viewers, and was the only non-news program to crack one million metro viewers.

Nationally – including regional affiliate stations – The Voice topped the ratings with 1.59m viewers, beating House Rules’ 1.489m and Masterchef’s 987,000.

SBS’s broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest final averaged 308,000 metro viewers.

Seven won Sunday with a 20.4% audience share, beating Nine’s 19.6% and Ten’s 13% share. Meanwhile ABC averaged 10.9% ahead of SBS’ 8%.

Sunday sports saw Seven’s AFL match between Port Adelaide and Gold Coast Suns draw 161,000 viewers in Melbourne, 128,000 in Adelaide and 128,000 in Perth. The game was the first to be played in China.


It pulled in a further 115,000 on Fox Sports.

Nine’s NRL saw 249,000 viewers in Sydney and Brisbane tune in for the Parramatta Eeels versus Sydney Roosters.

Seven News was the most watched program for Sunday night with 1.130m metro viewers and 1.771m nationally, topping Nine News’ metro 1.024m and national 1.038m.


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