The Voice boosts on launch audience as Masterchef breaks the 1m viewer mark

The Voice managed to boost its audience from last week’s debut last night while Masterchef managed to get above the 1m viewer mark.

Nine’s singing contest, which ran for 90 minutes from 7pm managed a metro audience of 1.608m, up from last week’s debut of 1.557m while Ten’s cooking show which started at 7.30pm grew to 1.01m last night, after sinking to 879,000 last Sunday.

Both shows out-rated Seven’s House Rules in the reality battle, which grabbed 992,000 metro viewers in the 7pm-8.15pm timeslot.

Nine also debuted A.D. Kingdom and Empire from 9.35pm, but the US bible series which has been cancelled by its network NBC only managed 407,000 viewers.

The Voice was the most-watched show across the key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54) while Masterchef was the second most-watched show amongst people aged 16-39 and the third most-watched show amongst the 18-49 and 25-54 demographics. Masterchef improved from last week where it had slipped to the fourth most-watched show amognst people aged 16-39 and 25-54, behind The Voice, 60 Minutes and Nine News.

The combination of The Voice and Nine News (1.342m) handed Nine a winning audience share of 25.8 per cent, trumping its closest rival Seven which posted an audience share of 17.6 per cent.

Ten claimed third place with a share of 14.1 per cent while the ABC managed a share of 12.5 per cent.

Nine’s 60 Minutes, airing from 8.30pm, saw 1.3m metro viewers tune in for the interview with former Newcastle Knight Alex McKinnon in which he opened up about the events of the night last year when a lifting tackle left him paralysed. 60 Minutes was the second most-watched show amongst the 18-49 and 24-54 demographics.

It out-rated current affairs rival Sunday Night, airing on Seven from 8.15pm, which posted a metro audience of 652,000.

Ten’s CSI: Cyber, airing in the 8.30pm timeslot, improved its audience, grabbing 528,000 metro viewers, up from last week’s audience of 429,000. In time-shifted viewing, last week’s episode of the US drama was watched by an extra 146,000 viewers, taking its total audience to 576,000.

SBS’s live broadcast of stage two of the Tour de France pulled in 199,000 metro viewers from 8.30pm, helping the channel grab an audience share of 5.8 per cent.

On the ABC, Grand Designs (7.40pm) grabbed 831,000 metro viewers and Inspector George Gently (8.30pm) was watched by 796,000.

Seven News was watched by 1.326m.

Top 15 Shows:

1 THE VOICE -SUN Network 9 1,608,000
2 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 1,342,
3 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 1,326,000
4 60 MINUTES Network 9 1,300,000
6 HOUSE RULES-SUN Network 7 992,000
7 GRAND DESIGNS-EV Network ABC 831,000
9 ABC NEWS SUNDAY-EV Network ABC 792,000
10 SUNDAY NIGHT Network 7 652,000
11 CSI: CYBER Network TEN 528,000
12 FAMILY FEUD SUNDAY Network TEN 494,000
13 MODERN FAMILY EP 2 RPT Network TEN 473,000
14 SUNDAY AFTERNOON NRL LIVE Network 9 449,000

Audience Share: 

Network 9 25.8%
Network 7 17.6%
Network TEN 14.1%
Network ABC 12.5%
Network SBS ONE 5.8%
Network 7mate 4.6%
Network ONE 3.2%
Network GO! 3.0%
Network 7TWO 3.0%
Network ELEVEN 2.9%
Network ABC2 2.7%
Network Gem 2.3%
Network SBS 2 1.0%
Network ABC News 24 0.9%
Network ABC3 0.6%
Network NITV 0.1%

Total Audience Share:

Network 9 TTL 31.1%
Network 7 TTL 25.2%
Network TEN TTL 20.2%
Network ABC TTL 16.6%
Network SBS TTL 6.8%

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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