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The Voice drops 500,000 viewers as Queen’s Birthday subdues audiences

The-voiceNine’s singing show The Voice dropped more than half-a-million viewers on last week’s outing as the long weekend in most states subdued audiences for Sunday evening’s viewing.

The Voice still won the night in all demographics, getting 1.360m viewers on average for its 90-minute run from 6.30pm, with Seven’s House Rules which ran for an hour from 6.30pm also suffering dropping from 1.3m last week to 1.17m last night, third overall.

Masterchef on at 7.30pm grabbed 736,000 viewers, down 150,000 viewers on last week, but could not match Seven’s Sunday Night which got 1.072m, while Nine’s 60 Minutes was just behind at 8pm with 1.035m viewers.

Ten’s repeats of Modern Family got 505,000 and 445,000 at 6.30pm and 7pm, whilst its Sherlock Holmes drama Elementary got 437,000 viewers from 9pm after Masterchef.

Seven’s A Place to Call Home from 8.30pm got 855,000 viewers, down from 966,000 last week, whilst the ABC found success with Grand Designs at 7.40pm getting 743,000 viewers, and ABC News getting 811,000 at 7pm.

In the battle of 6pm news Nine was beaten by Seven, with 1.147m against 1.292m viewers.

Nine won the night with 24.1 per cent of audience, ahead of Seven with 22.1 per cent, ABC1 on 12.4 per cent which pushed Ten on 12 per cent into fourth place.

Top 15 shows of the night:

1 THE VOICE -SUN Network 9 1,360,000
2 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 1,292,000
3 HOUSE RULES-SUN Network 7 1,170,000
4 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 1,147,000
5 SUNDAY NIGHT Network 7 1,072,000
6 60 MINUTES Network 9 1,035,000
7 A PLACE TO CALL HOME Network 7 855,000
8 ABC NEWS-SU Network ABC1 811,000
9 GRAND DESIGNS-EV Network ABC1 743,000
10 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA SUN Network TEN 736,000
11 THE CHECKOUT: SNACK SIZE-EV Network ABC1 675,000
12 SILENT WITNESS-EV Network ABC1 600,000
13 THE MENTALIST Network 9 558,000
14 SEVEN’S AFL: SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOOTBALL Network 7 523,000
15 MODERN FAMILY EP 2 RPT Network TEN 505,000
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