Ten eclipsed by Webber win and missing Masterchef

Seven raced to a win for Sunday’s TV ratings with the absence of Masterchef from Ten’s schedule painfully obvious last night.

From a 41.8% Sunday share driven by the final of Masterchef a week before, this Sunday saw Ten slump to 18.8% – beaten for some of the evening by its own digital sports channel.  

Although Ten’s return of Talkin Bout Your Generation delivered 1.3m metro viewers, later in the evening Ten was outgunned by its digital sports channel One, thanks to the succcess of Aussie driver Mark Webber in the Hungarian Grand Prix. As a result of the win, Webber now leads the drivers’ chamionship, setting up potentially growing Aussie audience interest as the Formula One season reaches its climax.

The 345,000 audience was One’s best F1 audience for a non-Australian race to date. It even outrated Ten, which was showing Little Miss Sunshine which pulled in 293,000 viewers.

Seven’s Dancing With The Stars was the top entertainment show with nearly 1.4m metro viewers, rising to 1.9m with regional audiences factored in, according to overnight numbers from OzTam.

Sunday’s station share:

  • Seven: 24.6%
  • Nine: 24.0%
  • Ten: 18.8%
  • ABC1: 12.4%
  • GO!: 6.0%
  • One: 4.3%
  • 7TWO: 4.1%
  • SBS1: 3.5%
  • SBS2: 0.8%
  • ABC News 24: 0.7%
  • ABC2: 0.5%
  • ABC3: 0.3%

Sunday’s top 15 shows

  1. Seven News Seven 1.685m
  2. Nine News Nine 1.645m
  3. Dancing with the Stars Seven 1.390m
  4. RBT Nine 1.340m
  5. Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation Ten 1.328m
  6. 60 Minutes Nine 1.265m
  7. Send in the Dogs Nine 1.255m
  8. Modern Family Ten 1.036m
  9. The Good Wife Ten 0.972m
  10. Bones Seven 0.951m
  11. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nine 0.946m
  12. ABC News ABC 0.884m
  13. Rules of Engagement Ten 0.850m
  14. Life ABC 0.790m
  15. Cold Case Nine 0.699m

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