Logies and The Voice take Nine to ratings win despite smaller audiences than last year

Nine dominated the TV ratings on Sunday night but the series debut of The Voice was down on last year’s opening, while the Logies delivered its lowest audience since the current ratings system began.

The Voice averaged an audience of 1.828m, according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTAM, making it top show of the night. However, it was behind last year’s debut of 2.177m.

The Logies – which ran until well after midnight – averaged 1.093m, seventh biggest show of Sunday. This was behind last year’s 1.379m and the fourth year in a row to have seen an audience decline. The high spot came in 2001 with an audience of 2.409m.

Last night’s ratings were a crucial junction in the ratings year, with the return of hostilities after the easter break.

Seven News was the second most watched program of the day with an audience of 1.662m.

Nine’s Logies red carpet show was third with 1.571m.

Next came Seven’s My Kitchen Rules with 1.406m viewers. Downton Abbey averaged 1.133m.

Ten’s The Biggest Loser was eighth for the night, with 849,000 viewers.

In the key 18-49 demographic, The Voice was top show, followed by The Logies red carpet, then MKR. Biggest Loser was sixth. In 25-54, The Voice was also top, followed by MKR.

In audience share, Nine led the way with 31.6 per cent, followed by Seven on 24.1 per cent. Ten was third with 11 per cent, followed by ABC1 on 9.4 per cent. SBS1 was on 4 per cent.

Sunday’s top shows:

  1. The Voice Nine 1.828m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.662m
  3. The Logie Awards: Arrivals Nine 1.571m
  4. My Kitchen Rules Seven 1.406m
  5. Nine News Nine 1.389m
  6. Downton Abbey Seven 1.133m
  7. The Logie Awards Nine 1.093m
  8. The Biggest Loser Ten 0.849m
  9. ABC News ABC 0.792m
  10. Doctor Who ABC 0.725m
  11. Elementary Ten 0.709m
  12. Call the Midwife ABC 0.668m
  13. Modern Family Ten 0.630m
  14. AFL on Seven Seven 0.613m
  15. Kings of Comedy Nine 0.593m

Sunday’s share:

  • Nine: 31.6%
  • Seven: 24.1%
  • Ten: 11.0%
  • ABC1: 9.4%
  • SBS1: 4.0%
  • 7TWO 3.7%
  • 7mate: 3.1%
  • GO!: 3.1%
  • One: 3.0%
  • Gem: 2.1%
  • ABC2: 1.7%
  • Eleven: 1.6%
  • ABC News 24: 0.6%
  • ABC3: 0.4%
  • SBS2: 0.4%
  • NITV: 0.2%

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