House Rules had its best numbers this season with 1.03m viewers last night, enough to eclipse MasterChef‘s 956,000 despite the lure of Nigella Lawson.
But while The Voice held the slot on 1.24m viewers there are differing preferences across statelines.
The Voice is the choice in Sydney and Brisbane, MasterChef rules Melbourne and House Rules is tops in Perth and wins by just 1000 viewers in Adelaide.
The premiere of DNA Nation drew a good number by SBS standards, at 368,000 -likely to top their week.
Nine network won Sunday with a 29.0% share then Seven 28.3%, TEN 18.4%, ABC 17.3% and SBS 6.9%.
The Voice was best for Nine at 1.24m viewers then Nine News (1.2m) and 60 Minutes (748,000). Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons was just 318,000.
Seven News was #1 for Seven at 1.44m for Seven then House Rules (1.03m) and Sunday Night (617,000). The Blacklist was only 327,000.
MasterChef Australia (956,000) led for TEN. Shark Tank was 596,000, Modern Family was 548,000 / 391,000, and TEN Eyewitness News was 421,000.
Grand Designs (872,000), ABC News (862,000) and Midsomer Murders (764,000) comprised ABC’s night. Compass was just 262,000.
On SBS it was DNA Nation (368,000), Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb (271,000), SBS World News (216,000) and Uranium: Twisting the Dragon’s Tail (186,000).
ABC2’s Ready Steady Wiggle drew 235,000 as best on multichannels.
Source: OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 22 May 2016.