Nine wins first ratings week of the year
Ratings: The Voice takes Nine to the top, Masterchef lifts TEN & Eurovision gives SBS its best audience all year.
The singing contest snared the top 4 places of the week as high as 2.16m for its launch.
It was a week of change, with TEN landing ahead of the ABC in network shares and a boost for SBS.
Nine’s other performers included 60 Minutes (1.39m), The Big Bang Theory (highest: 1.28m) and Nine News (1.2m).
Seven News (Sun: 1.45m) was best for Seven then The Killing Field (1.16m) and House Rules (1.09m).
MasterChef (Thurs:100m) lifted TEN followed by NCIS (644,000) and The Project (7pm: 637,000).
Best for ABC1 were Death in Paradise (1.06m), ABC News (915,000) and Call the Midwife (797,000).
Eurovision Song Contest SF2 with Jessica Mauboy (561,000) was the biggest audience for SBS so far this year, besting SF1 on Friday night (440,000). SBS claims the combined audience of 784,000 and a peak of 1,028,000, made it the highest ever recorded audience for a Eurovision broadcast.
SBS ONE: 4.7
SBS 2: 1.4
ABC News 24: 1.1
Nine won the key demos 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.
Nine won Sunday – Thursday, while Seven held onto Friday and Saturday. ABC bettered TEN on Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday.
Nine won Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, but Seven kept Adelaide and Perth.