Seven’s House Rules wins the demos but Nine wins Sunday night

Seven’s House Rules was the most-watched entertainment show for Sunday evening, capturing 1.118m metro viewers, however it wasn’t enough to beat Nine in terms of average audience share.

The renovation show topped the key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49, 25-54), but Seven’s average audience share came in at 21.8%, behind Nine’s 24.0%, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary ratings.

Other shares included Ten at 11.6%, ABC’s share of 9.5% and SBS’ share of 5.6%.

The most-watched show of the evening was Nine News Sunday, which had 1.228m metro viewers.

Seven’s news offering achieved 1.184m.

Just behind Seven’s House Rules in the 7:00pm time slot, Nine’s The Voice reached 947,000 metro viewers while Ten’s Masterchef Australia, which commenced at 7:30pm, managed a metro audience of 709,000.

Nationally, House Rules pulled 1.854m viewers, while The Voice had 1.344m national viewers and Masterchef had a national audience of 950,000.

Masterchef was the second-most-watched show in the 16-39s demographic.

The most-watched program for the ABC was ABC News Sunday, pulling 708,000 metro viewers.

In afternoon sporting events, Nine’s NRL clash between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Newcastle Knights had a metro audience of 335,000 across Sydney and Brisbane.

Nationally, the match managed 572,000 viewers.

Seven’s afternoon AFL match between Richmond and Carlton, which aired on Seven in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, and 7mate in Sydney and Brisbane, achieved 427,000 metro viewers and 521,000 national viewers.


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