Ten scores two top ten shows after horror week

The voiceNetwork Ten got a boost to its audience share with two shows in the top ten in last night’s ratings after a horror week that saw the axing of its breakfast show Wake Up and the announcement 150 staff would be cut from its news and current affairs and operations divisions.

Masterchef hit the seventh spot with 948,000 viewers and Modern Family’s Wedding second episode was in at number nine with 808,000 viewers, jumping from just 699,000 for the first episode on the same night, according to the OzTam preliminary metro overnight ratings.

Nine won the night’s ratings, easily beating rival Seven with 25.9 per cent of the overall audience to Seven’s 19.8 per cent, whilst Ten picked up a 14.8 per cent share, up from 11.1 per cent last week.

The result was largely driven by ratings winner The Voice which topped last night with 1.86 million people tuning in to the reality singing contest at 6.30pm, down from 1.967m who tuned in last week, but the program easily won the 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54 demographics.

Seven News managed to get the second spot on 1.39 million with Nine’s 60 Minutes coming in third with 1.289 million.

Nine News Sunday came in fifth with 1.259 million and Seven’s Sunday Night followed with 971,000.

Sevens flagship reality program the renovation competition House Rules came in a respectable fourth on 1.264 million, down fractionally on last week.

Seven’s local period drama A Place To Call Home took the eighth spot with 912,000 viewers but recorded the largest increase in time shifted audience, adding 188,000 viewers (22.1 per cent) to a total of 852,000 for last week.

Ten also saw gains in the time shifted category with Elementary increasing by 140,000 to 473,000 (29.7 per cent)  in second place, and Modern Family in third after it increased it’s audience by 118,000 viewers to 516,000.

ABC News rounded out the top ten with 784,000 viewers overnight.

Top 15 shows

1. The Voice Nine 1.865 million

2. Seven News Seven 1.390 million

3. 60 Minutes Nine 1.289 million

4. House Rules Seven 1.264 million

5. Nine News Sunday Nine 1.259 million

6. Sunday Night Seven 971,000

7. MasterChef Ten 948,000

8. A Place To Call Home Seven 912,000

9. Modern Family: The Wedding Ep 2 Ten 808,000

10. ABC News ABC1 784,000

11. Inspector George ABC1: 761,000

12. ABC News Update ABC1 704,000

13. Modern Family: The Wedding Ten 699,000

14. Restoration Home ABC1 639,000

15. The Mentalist Nine 612,000

Sunday Night Audience Share

Nine: 25.9%

Seven: 19.8%

TEN: 14.8%

ABC1: 12.3%

SBS ONE: 3.9%

ABC2: 2.1%

ABC3: 0.7%

ABC News 24: 1.0%

7TWO: 2.7%

7MATE: 3.8%

GO!: 3.4%

Gem: 3.8%

ONE: 3.2%

ELEVEN: 1.9%

SBS: 2 0.8%

NITV: 0.0%


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