The Voice wins Sunday night as MasterChef boosts Sunday audience

Nine trumped Seven in the ratings on Sunday night, with The Voice, 60 Minutes and Nine News taking out the three top places and delivering the network an audience share of 29.4 per cent, preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam show.

The Voice, which had its eighth blind auditions episode airing at 6.30pm until 8pm, was the winner attracting a total metro audience of 1.967m metro viewers while its direct competitor House Rules over on Seven, also airing from 6.30pm until 7.40pm, had a total metro audience of 1.276m.

Ten’s MasterChef, which aired from 7.30pm until 9pm, saw 924,000 metro viewers tune in, up from last Sunday which saw 774,000 metro viewers tune in, however it was the only program from Ten to make it into the top ten most watched shows.

60 Minutes, airing from 8pm – 9pm on Nine, had a total metro audience of 1.732m while Nine News, airing from 6pm -6.30pm  was the third most rated program for the evening with a total metro audience of 1.5m.

The Voice and 60 Minutes were the two top shows in people 16 – 39, 18 – 49 and 25 – 54 while MasterChef was the third most watched show for people 16-39 and House Rules amongst people 18 – 49 while Nine News was the third most popular show amongst people 25 – 54.

Seven News, also broadcasting from 6pm to 6.30pm, had an audience of 1.335m which dropped away for House Rules at 6.30, and continued to drop for Sunday Night at 7.40pm which attracted a metro audience of 926,000.

Seven’s audience continued to slide for the second episode of series two of A Place to Call Home, which managed a metro audience of 851,000, slightly down on its premiere audience of 865,000 from last week.

However, the network did manage to grab the second largest audience share of the evening, with a share of 19.4 per cent, well above its closest rival ABC1 which had a share of 12.2 per cent while Ten continues to lag behind on a share of 11.1 per cent.

ABC News at 7pm saw 826,000 metro viewers tune in, with the audience dropping away at 7.31pm for Restoration Home which attracted a metro audience of 590,000. Inspector George Gently at 8.33pm boosted the channels audience, with 791,000 metro viewers tuning in.

Nine’s The Mentalist at 9pm had a metro audience of 733,000 viewers, beating Ten’s Elementary which only managed a metro audience of 475,000. Both shows were out-rated by Seven’s A Place to Call Home.

At 6pm on Ten Bondi Rescue attracted a metro audience of 327,000 which dropped away at 6.30 for US sitcom The Millers which only managed a metro audience of 297,000. Audiences returned to the channel at 7pm for Modern Family which had 514,000 metro viewers tune in.

Over the weekend there was more bad news for Ten with the channel posting just an 8.7 per cent audience share on Friday evening overall, losing in Sydney and Brisbane to Nine’s digital channel Go, and fractionally ahead of 7Two in Adelaide.

However, on Saturday the main channel beat Seven in Sydney and tied with Nine in Perth.

Sunday’s top 15:

  1. The Voice Nine 1.967m
  2. 60 Minutes Nine 1.732m
  3. Nine News Nine 1.5m
  4. Seven News Seven 1.335m
  5. House Rules Seven 1.276m
  6. Sunday Night Seven 926,000
  7. MasterChef Ten 924,000
  8. A Place to Call Home Seven 851,000
  9. ABC News ABC1 826,000
  10. Inspector George Gently ABC1 791,000
  11. The Mentalist Nine 733,000
  12. ABC News Update ABC1 675,000
  13. Restoration Home ABC1 590,000
  14. Modern Family Ten 514,000
  15. Compass ABC1 488,000

Sunday’s share:

  • Nine 29.4%
  • Seven 19.4%
  • ABC1 12.2%
  • Ten 11.1%
  • 7mate 4.2%
  • SBS ONE 4.1%
  • GO! 3.5%
  •  Gem 3.3%
  •  7TWO 2.9%
  • ELEVEN 2.9%
  • ONE 2.2%
  • ABC2 2.0%
  • ABC3 0.7%
  • ABC News 24 1.2%
  •  SBS 2 0.5%
  • NITV 0.3%

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. 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.


Get the latest media and marketing industry news (and views) direct to your inbox.

Sign up to the free Mumbrella newsletter now.



Sign up to our free daily update to get the latest in media and marketing.