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Dancing With The Stars takes the fight to Masterchef

The series return of Seven’s Dancing With The Stars pipped Ten’s Masterchef for the boasting rights in Sunday’s ratings – coming out just 2000 viewers ahead.

Dancing With The Stars, which ran for two-and-a-half hours,  averaged 1.505m to the hour long Masterchef’s 1.503m according to preliminary overnight ratings from OzTam.

However, during the time that both shows were on their air – from 7.30pm to 8.26pm – Masterchef came out just ahead with an average of 1.5m to Dancing With The Stars’ 1.45m. Both were well ahead of 60 Minutes on Nine which rated 943,000.

Meanwhile, Nine’s true life crime drama Blood Brothers rated just 803,000. History show In Their Footsteps fared slightly better for Nine, delivering 1.034m.

It beat Merlin’s series return in the same timeslot on Ten which rated 908,000.

Sunday also saw Andrew Bolt makes his debut on Ten. The Bolt Report rated 163,000 in its morning slot and 123,000 for its afternoon encore.

Sunday’s top 15:

  1. Seven News Seven 1.588m
  2. Dancing with the Stars Seven 1.505m
  3. Masterchef Ten 1.503m
  4. Nine News Nine 1.314m
  5. In Their Footsteps Nine 1.034m
  6. 60 Minutes Nine 0.943m
  7. Castle – Episode 1 Seven 0.911m
  8. Merlin Ten 0.908m
  9. Blood Brothers Nine 0.803m
  10. Hawaii Five-O Ten 0.787m
  11. ABC News ABC 0.744m
  12. Castle – Episode 2 Seven 0.704m
  13. Human Planet ABC 0.632m
  14. AFL on Seven Seven 0.567m
  15. Moby Dick ABC 0.517m

Sunday’s share:

  • Seven: 26.7%
  • Nine: 18.9%
  • Ten: 17.3%
  • ABC1: 9.2%
  • One: 5.1%
  • SBS1: 4.3%
  • GO!: 4.0%
  • 7TWO 3.4%
  • 7mate: 3.3%
  • Eleven: 3.0%
  • Gem: 2.3%
  • ABC2: 1.0%
  • SBS2: 0.7%
  • ABC News 24: 0.6%
  • ABC3: 0.3%
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