The Voice launches to 2.155m, double the audience of House Rules

Nine won 2.155m metro viewers for the first episode of season three of The Voice last night, surpassing its launch last year but not as high as its first episode in 2012, according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam.

The Voice averaged 1.828m for the first episode last year, and 2.177m in 2012.

Meanwhile House Rules averaged 1.093m on Channel Seven in the 6.30pm timeslot, and telemovie The Killing Field starring former Packed to the Rafters actress Rebecca Gibney averaged 1.166m, making it the highest rating non-news or reality show in fifth spot overall.

Nine then continued to lead the ratings with 1.452m for 60 Minutes which followed the Voice at 8pm and beat the first 20 minutes of The Killing Field, which ran from 8.40pm to 10.30pm, after Sunday Night from 7.45pm which got 995,000 viewers.

Meanwhile Nine had 551,000 for a new episode of The Mentalist at 9pm and 450,000 for another new episode that followed at 10pm.

Ten’s best rating show was Modern Family with 539,000 tuning in for the second new episode at 8pm, followed by Elementary with 481,000 from 8.30pm.

However ABC1 was third in the timeslot with 701,000 for UK drama Inspector George Gently at 8.30pm and 628,000 for Restoration Home from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

In the 25-54 demographic The Voice was the most popular show, followed by 60 Minutes, Seven News, House Rules and The Killing Field.

SBS2’s coverage of the A -League Final between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Brisbane Roar got 223,000, while it was the top-rating show on pay-TV netting Fox Sports 369,000 for the post-game and 291,000 for the match which Brisbane snatched in extra time.

Nine had the strongest audience share of 28.2 per cent while Seven had a 24.4 per cent share of the audience. ABC1 was third with a 12.2 per cent share and Ten’s share was 7.9 per cent, which was as low as 5.6 per cent in the Adelaide market.

Sunday’s top 15 shows:

  1. The Voice Launch Nine 2.155m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.452m
  3. 60 Minutes Nine 1.403m
  4. Nine News Sunday Nine 1.169m
  5. The Killing Field Seven 1.166m
  6. House Rules Seven 1.093m
  7. Sunday Night Seven 995,000
  8. ABC News ABC1 873,000
  9. ABC News ABC1 704,000
  10. Inspector George Gently ABC1 701,000
  11. Restoration Home ABC1 628,000
  12. The Mentalist Nine 551,000
  13. Compass ABC1 541,000
  14. Modern Family Ep2 Ten 539,000
  15. Seven’s AFL: Sunday Afternoon Football 513,000

Sunday’s share:

  • Nine 28.2%
  • Seven 24.4%
  • ABC1 12.2%
  • TEN 7.9%
  • 7mate 3.9%
  • GO! 3.8%
  • SBS 2 3.3%
  • 7TWO 3.1%
  • SBS ONE 3.0%
  • ELEVEN 2.8%
  • ABC2 2.0%
  • ONE 2.0%
  • Gem 1.5%
  • ABC News 24 0.9%
  • ABC3 0.7%
  • NITV 0.0%

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. 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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