The Voice finale falls again for Nine

Reality singing show The Voice has continued its finale ratings slide with last night’s finale drawing 1.552m metro viewers for the winner announcement segment, in which 16-year-old Ellie Drennan was named this year’s champion.

Ellie DrinnanThe result sees audiences of the format decline for its third consecutive year after grabbing 1.57m last year, despite Nine last year promising a major refresh on the program.

The Voice grand final had an average viewing audience overall of 1.504m from 7.00pm to 9pm, well below the 1.84m Ten received this year for the finale of Masterchef and 2.039m Seven received for My Kitchen Rules according to Oztam overnight metro ratings.

Comparing year on year, this entire series of The Voice was down 9 per cent with an average audience of 1.47m in 2015 compared to 1.62 million in 2014.

Nine had committed to brining the franchise back in 2016 and is already soliciting new entrants for next year’s season.

Despite a decline in metro audience numbers, the result still saw Nine win the night with a 28.6 per cent share on its main channel, while Seven had a 19.4 per cent share, ABC 13.3 per cent and Ten a 9.2 per cent.

On Seven, Dancing with Stars fell 56,000 viewers to record an audience of 671,000, compared with 727,000 last week.

In the news race, Nine’s one hour bulletin comprehensively beat Seven’s with an audience of 1.372m compared with 1.17m.

However, Sunday Night at 7pm drew 1.033m compared with 60 minutes at 9pm which had 1.023m.

Ten’s best shots were Bondi Rescue’s second episode at 7pm which had 561,000 viewers, and two episodes of Modern Family which had 502,000 and 472,000 viewers respectively.

On the ABC Grand Designs continues to perform well with 872,000 viewers while at 8.30 crime drama Vera drew 690,000.

Ten’s highest rating show of the night was Bondi Rescue which drew 561,000 viewers while repeats of Modern Family drew 502,000 viewers and 471,000 respectively.

Top 15 Shows
2 THE VOICE GRAND FINAL Network Nine 1,504,000
3 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network Nine 1,372,000
4 SEVEN NEWS Network Seven 1,170,000
5 SUNDAY NIGHT Network Seven 1,033,000
6 60 MINUTES -LATE Network Nine 1,023,000
8 ABC NEWS SUNDAY-EV Network ABC 866,000
9 VERA Network ABC 690,000
10 DANCING WITH THE STARS Network Seven 671,000
11 BONDI RESCUE EP 2 Network TEN 561,000
12 MODERN FAMILY EP 2 RPT Network TEN 502,000
13 MODERN FAMILY RPT Network TEN 472,000
15 BONDI RESCUE Network TEN 440,000

Audience Share
Network 9 28.6%
Network 7 19.4%
Network ABC 13.3%
Network TEN 9.2%
Network SBS 5.6%
Network 7mate 3.6%
Network ABC2 3.2%
Network 7TWO 3.1%
Network GO! 3.1%
Network ONE 2.9%
Network Gem 2.8%
Network ELEVEN 2.2%
Network SBS 2 1.2%
Network ABC News 24 1.0%
Network ABC3 0.5%
Network NITV 0.2%

Total Audience Share
Network 9 TTL 34.6%
Network 7 TTL 26.0%
Network ABC TTL 18.1%
Network TEN TTL 14.3%
Network SBS TTL 7.0%

Data copyright of OzTAM Pty Limited 2014. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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