Has there ever been a bigger face-off in Reality TV?
Sunday night’s 4 Reality shows were all desperately vying for eyeballs and here is how they stacked up in preliminary figures:
The Voice: 2.24m
The Block: 1.89m
Dancing with the Stars: 1.23m
MasterChef Australia 973,000
The Voice may have fallen short of some brash predictions but 2.24m is still a glorious number and all signs point towards huge numbers for tonight.
Sunday proved to be an easy win for Nine and a shocker for TEN and the ABC.
Nine romped home with 38.8% with Seven on 28.6%, TEN on 14.5%, ABC on 13.5% and SBS on 4.6%.
Aside from Nine’s two big Reality juggernauts, Nine News was 1.53m and Tricky Business was 874,000 in preliminary figures with The Voice running 9 minutes overtime. The Voice is expected to be adjusted to 2.22m and Tricky Business to 691,000.
Seven News was 1.47m for Seven and Castle was 937,000 in preliminary figures, but Dancing with the Stars ran 30 minutes overtime. Dancing is expected to be adjusted to 1.24m and Castle to 704,000.
Aside from MasterChef it was a tough night for TEN with TEN News on 544,000, New Girl on 531,000 and Last Man Standing on 438,000. Against Live Reality battles Touch slumped to 385,000 while The Project was just 376,000, raising questions about its value on Sunday nights. MotoGP Live was 211,000.
ABC1 also struggled in the crossfire with ABC News on 850,000, Wallander on 661,000, How to Grow a Planet on 632,000, Compass on 448,000 and Young Nuns on 373,000.
Inside Nature’s Giants was 214,000 on SBS ONE then World News Australia on 213,000 and Clash of the Dinosaurs on 157,000.
The Big Bang Theory topped multichannels with 265,000.