The Voice shouts with massive 2.69m viewers

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The Voice achieved its biggest audience yet with 2.69m viewers tuning in to watch the talent contest last night on Nine.

The two-hour show came out in front of the network’s tele-movie about the mining disaster Beaconsfield, which pulled in 1.637m in the 8.30pm time slot that followed The Voice, according to preliminary results from OzTam.

The two shows helped Nine win the night with 38.2%. Seven was second 19.3% and Ten was third with 13.1%.

Ten’s new drama Touch picked up 741,000 for its debut episode, peaking at 867,000 viewers.

Seven News reach 1.409m viewers, but Nine News beat it with an audience of 1.489m.

Sunday’s top 15 shows:

1. The Voice Nine 2.691m
2. Beaconsfield Nine 1.637m
3. Nine News Nine 1.489m
4. Seven News Seven 1.409m
5. Bones Seven 1.001m
6. Dancing with the Stars Seven 0.991m
7. ABC News ABC 0.866m
8. The Biggest Loser Ten 0.780m
9. Modern Family Ten 0.754m
10. Touch Ten 0.742m
11. Two on the Great Divide ABC 0.715m
12. Castle Seven 0.700m
13. Waking the Dead ABC 0.653m
14. Australian Families of Crime Nine 0.635m
15. New Girl Ten 0.589m

Sunday’s audience share:

Nine: 38.2%
Seven: 19.3%
Ten: 13.1%
ABC1: 10.4%
SBS1: 3.6%
Gem: 2.8%
7mate: 2.5%
GO!: 2.5%
7TWO 2.0%
One: 1.6%
Eleven: 1.6%
ABC2: 1.2%
SBS2: 0.6%
ABC News 24: 0.5%
ABC3: 0.4%


  1. Robbo
    23 Apr 12
    1:05 pm

  2. Beaconsfield was no documentary. It was a straight out drama (depicting a real-life event).
    And dead boring to boot, BTW.

  3. Cri
    23 Apr 12
    3:43 pm

  4. Nine might delay folding for a while yet. Bet they are glad they nabbed The Voice. Ch 7 couldn’t have done it anyway…they have more reality than they can handle. Wish they’d cancel DWTS since they’ve run out of famous people.

  5. georgie
    24 Apr 12
    8:48 am

  6. The Voice is a rip off. they already know who the people are that they are listening to. why do they say you are great , your voice is fantastic etc. why then didnt they push the buzzer. seems lame and will lose its flavour. Australias got talent is a more entertaining show with all different talents