It was a decisive win by Seven yesterday with a 34.1% share to Nine’s 26.2%, TEN’s 20.9%, ABC’s 12.3% and SBS’ 6.5%.
Both Sunday Night and MasterChef whacked Nine’s one-off concert by the singers from The Voice.
Seven News was the top show of the night on 1.52m then Sunday Night winning its slot on 1.48m. Next were Downton Abbey (1.37m), Billy Connolly’s Route 66 (1.23m) and Castle (357,000).
Nine News scored 1.39m for Nine with 60 Minutes on 1.1m. But the Reaching Out special could only manage 1.00m across its 90 minutes. The Mentalist was 689,000 / 548,000. Footy Classified was 114,000 in 3 cities.
MasterChef won its slot on 1.46m for TEN, more than twice its next best: New Girl (698,000), The Graham Norton Show (579,000), Last Man Standing (550,000), TEN News (422,000), The Project (350,000), MotoGP Live (254,000 in 3 cities, 59,000 in 2 cities on ONE).
ABC News topped ABC1 on 774,000 then Ian Thorpe: The Swimmer (677,000), Wallender (524,000), Compass (325,000) and Antiques Master (200,000).
Tour de France averaged 289,000 for SBS ONE followed by Death of the Megabeasts (234,000) and World News Australia (194,000).
Big Bang was best on multichannels with 257,000.