The Voice finale draws 1.287m, down on previous years

More than 1.287m Australians tuned in to see Alfie Arcuri named the winner of Nine’s reality singing contest The Voice last night.

Alfie ArcuriThe result was the lowest ever recorded result for a finale of The Voice, well down on previous years, the show drew a metro audience 1.552m last year and 1.66m the year before. 

Overall the program drew an average audience of 1.153m while rival Masterchef on Ten drew 982,000 viewers for the beginning of its cooking week in California.

Despite not winning its timeslot Ten’s Masterchef performed well in the demographics winning 16-39s and 18-49s.

On the ABC at 8:30pm the debut of Aussie drama Barracuda attracted 514,000, while the 50th Anniversary of Playschool drew 612,000 viewers.

Nine News narrowly took out news race, attracting 1.252m compared with 1.25m for Seven News.

Nine had the highest audience share of the night with a 25.3%, Seven had 17.4%, while Ten 14% and the ABC 9.6%.


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