The Voice takes first night in new Reality battle
Ratings: 1.4m for The Voice tops 1.01m for MasterChef as Nine wins Sunday.
The TV ratings war heated up last night as Nine and TEN unleashed their big guns.
The Voice won round #1 with 1.4m viewers as the top show for the night.
MasterChef launched with a buoyant 1.01m viewers.
Seven’s House Rules drew 628,000 in preliminary figures but due to a coding error will be adjusted to 830,000.
Both The Voice and Masterchef were down on 2015 launches (The Voice 1.55m / Masterchef 1.23m) but both led the demos, jostling for first and second places. Tonight results may be tighter with all three going head to head.
ABC appeared to weather the competition quite well, while SBS 2 A League grand final topped the multichannels.
Nine network won with 28.8 then Seven 26.7%, TEN 18.5%, ABC 17.8% and SBS 8.2%.
Following The Voice for Nine were Nine News (1.28m), 60 Minutes (722,000), Prince: The Mystery, The Legend (401,000).
Seven News was best for Seven with 1.17m then Sunday Night (791,000) and House Rules (628,000* in preliminary figures). The Blacklist was 374,000.
In addition to Masterchef, Bondi Rescue drew 455,000 for TEN, Modern Family was 443,000 / 293,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 280,000 and Formula One was 218,000 in 3 cities.
ABC News (852,000) was best for ABC followed by Grand Designs (799,000) and Midsomer Murders (795,000). Compass was 304,000.
On SBS it was Petra: The Lost City of Stone (272,000), Mankind from Space (203,000), SBS World News (183,000) and Donald Trump: The Apprentice President (138,000).
SBS 2’s A-League Grand Final topped multichannels with 269,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 1 May 2016