A night of singing, dancing and cooking
Sunday night had a little bit of everything, as old and new viewers carved up the night.
Sunday night saw a minor shake-up in the ratings due to the Eurovision Song Contest, but it wasn’t enough to stop older viewers from flocking to Dancing with the Stars.
Seven’s dance competition hit 1.61m viewers, ahead of MasterChef Australia on 1.4m. TEN claimed the demos for the time the show was on air, but not Total People.
Seven’s share for the night was an impressive 33.8% while TEN dropped down to 20.3%. That’s because many younger viewers were drawn to the camp fun of Eurovision. SBS rose to its best figure all year, 9.7% -just behind ABC’s 10.8%. In primary shares, SBS1’s 8.9% actually beat ABC1’s 8.8%. Eurovision averaged 503,000 viewers.
In the middle of the brawls, Nine did well to stay the distance and take second with 25.4%. Its best performer after Nine News was 60 Minutes (1.08m) and In Their Footsteps (1.05m up from 1.03m last week) but The Mentalist had to settle for 813,000).
The Great Rift: Africa’s Wild Heart on ABC1 was 774,000.
The top show for the night was Seven News on 1.74m viewers.