Seven wins the night, while Masterchef beats Underbelly in key demographics

Ten’s Masterchef clocked another ratings record with its Sunday night Challenge show drawing 1.89m, while the finale of Seven’s Bones saw 1.33m tune in.  

In overall free-to-air TV viewing for Sunday, Seven had the strongest result with a 26.3 per cent channel share. It was followed by Nine with 25.7 per cent and Ten with 21.4 per cent, according to preliminary overnight Oztam data in the main metro markets.

The season finale of US crime show Bones saw a slight rise in average viewers compared to last week, but the 8:30 time slot was led by Nine’s Underbelly with 1.598m.

In another season finale Seven’s The Castle ended with 1.025m tuning in, which was slightly up compared to last week. It also won its 9:30pm time slot against Nine CSI and Ten’s House.

Meanwile, among viewers 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s, Masterchef led, followed by Underbelly and then Bones.

This is a change from last Sunday when Underbelly led in all three demographics.

Sunday’s most-watched shows:

  1. Masterchef Ten 1.890m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.699m
  3. Underbelly Nine 1.598m
  4. Nine News Nine 1.503m
  5. Sunday Night Seven 1.396m
  6. Bones Seven 1.328m
  7. Customs Nine 1.185m
  8. Send In The Dogs Nine 1.175m
  9. 60 Minutes Nine 1.169m
  10. The Force Seven 1.159m
  11. Border Security Seven 1.096m
  12. Merlin Ten 1.040m
  13. Castle Seven 1.025m
  14. The Good Wife Ten 0.927
  15. Agatha Christie’s Poirot ABC 0.926

Sunday’s channel share:

  • Seven: 26.3%
  • Nine: 25.7%
  • Ten: 21.4%
  • ABC1: 13.7%
  • GO!: 4.6%
  • SBS1: 3.1%
  • 7TWO: 2.0%
  • One: 1.8%
  • ABC2: 0.8%
  • ABC3: 0.3%
  • SBS2: 0.3%

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