A big night for Sunday Night (2nd – 1,482,000) and MasterChef Australia (3rd – 1,393,000), but not for Ch9’s The Voice cast Reaching Out (8th – 1,006,000) with the latter being soundly thumped in both timeslots. Perhaps the bundling of the American version into 7pm hasn’t built on the goodwill but rather destroyed it? Downton Abbey (5th – 1,375,000) again delivers a strong audience for Ch7 while 60 Minutes (7th – 1,109,000) continues to run hot and cold with viewers.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Sunday Night – Ch7
7:30pm: MasterChef Australia – Ch10
8:30pm: Downton Abbey – Ch7
9:30pm: Downton Abbey/Castle – Ch7

Channel 7 won the night (26.4%), followed by Channel 9 (19.5%), Channel 10 (15.8%) & ABC1 (9.2%).