The Voice drains Masterchef audience as Obama and Attenborough interview rates well

The Voice continues to sap the audience from Masterchef with Nine’s singing show staying above 1.3m viewers mark and Ten’s cooking competition dropping 230,000 viewers on last week to 993,000.

Meanwhile the unusual reversal which saw US president Barack Obama interview naturalist David Attenborough about the environment which aired on ABC last night at 8pm grabbed 711,000 viewers, while Arthur Phillip: Governor, Sailor, Spy straight after at 8.40pm had 763,000 viewers.

The second day of action at Wimbledon was shifted onto multichannel 7Two with 210,000 viewers tuning in from 8.30pm for the early session, and 154,000 for the late action on a day light on Australian action.  

Staying with sport the EJ Whitten Legend’s Game, a fundraiser pitting former AFL greats against each other, was watched by 437,000 viewers in Melbourne, the most watched show of the night in the city, despite not starting until 9pm. It had 582,000 viewers overall on the main channel for broadcasts to Adelaide and Perth.

Embarrassing bodies on in the other two markets at 9pm got 297,000 viewers, while Seven’s screening of the second episode of Houdini at 9.15pm had 310,000 viewers.

The Voice was the most watched show of the evening, airing from 7.30pm, beating Masterchef to top the a demos of 25-54 and 18-49, although Ten’s show did top the 16-39 demo. House Rules on Seven was third in all three, with 942,000 viewers according top the OzTam metro overnight ratings.

It helped Nine to a dominant share of 26.3 per cent for the night, ahead of Seven which had 17.5 per cent and Ten on 14.6 per cent, while ABC managed 13.8 per cent.

In catch up TV the final episode of Love Child on nine had an extra 210,000 viewers while political documentary The Killing Season picked up another 145,000 viewers.

Top 15 shows:

1 THE VOICE -TUE Network 9 1,301,000

2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,187,000

3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,169,000

4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,047,000

5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 1,018,000


7 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 961,000

8 HOUSE RULES-TUE Network 7 942,000

9 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 882,000

10 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 791,000



13 7.30-EV Network ABC 697,000

14 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 683,000

15 HOT SEAT Network 9 648,000

Audience share by channel:

Network 9 26.3%

Network 7 17.5%

Network TEN 14.6%

Network ABC 13.8%

Network 7TWO 4.6%

Network 7mate 3.6%

Network ABC2 3.4%

Network GO! 3.3%

Network Gem 3.0%

Network SBS ONE 3.0%

Network ELEVEN 2.8%

Network ONE 1.7%

Network ABC News 24 1.0%

Network SBS 2 0.9%

Network ABC3 0.5%

Network NITV 0.0%

Total network share:

Network 9 TTL 32.6%

Network 7 TTL 25.6%

Network TEN TTL 19.2%

Network ABC TTL 18.7%


Network SBS TTL 3.9%

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. 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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