TV Wrap: The Voice delivers on Sunday after Seven wins another week

The 2021 season of The Voice Australia has continued its strong start, with an average of 1.226 million metro viewers tuning in to Sunday night’s episode.

All four episodes of the new season have broken the million metro viewer mark, and last night’s episode easily topped entertainment programming. It was only behind Seven News overall, which brought in 1.267 million metro viewers.

The new season of The Voice is the first on Seven since the network took over the format from Nine, and helped Seven take a 32% network share win on Sunday.

Michael Harrington proposes on stage during his audition

Nine’s The Block was second in entertainment across metro markets, bringing in an average of 785,000 viewers. Also in primetime, Ten’s Australian Survivor had 664,000 metro viewers.

In the key advertising demos, Survivor took out 16-39 while The Voice won 18-49 and 25-54.

Joanna Lumley’s Britain performed solidly for the ABC with 613,000 metro viewers. Seven’s new format, Homicide: With Ron Iddles, brought in 576,000 metro viewers.

Seven’s AFL: Sunday Afternoon Football brought in 459,000 metro viewers, while ABC’s morning Coronavirus Update cracked the top 15 with 359,000 metro viewers.

As well as taking out the network share, Seven was also the #1 primary channel on Monday with a 26.3% share, and 7Mate was the top multi-channel on a 2.8% share.

Meanwhile, the Seven Network took out the ratings week ending 14 August, off the back of the Tokyo 2020 Closing Ceremony and a strong first week for The Voice Australia.

The Voice brought in over a million metro viewers for each of its first three episodes, including its launch with 1.329 million metro viewers.

Seven took a 34.5% network share for the week, ahead of Nine’s 25.8%, Ten on 17.5% and ABC on 15%.


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