2.3m watch dynamite performances on The Voice

By David Knox on May 8, 2012 / Filed Under News 16

If it’s Monday it must be The Voice.

Another 2.33m viewers tuned in last night for the third and final battle round giving Nine an easy win over its rivals.

Last night’s performance include some superb duets (“Shower the People” and “Turning Tables” in particular) as the judges sent more contestants home. 828,000 viewers watched in Melbourne with another 665,000 in Sydney.

Nine’s network share for the night was a huge 39.5% to Seven’s 24.0%. TEN and ABC tied on 16.4% and SBS sat on just 3.6%.

The Block scored 1.44m viewers, well ahead of MasterChef (996,000) but were only head to head for 30 minutes. Elsewhere Nine News was 1.33m, ACA was 1.11m and Person of Interest was 789,000 but started very late. Hot Seat was 704,000.

Seven News was just under 1.4m for Seven, then Revenge (1.25m), Today Tonight (1.2m), Home and Away (892,000), Highway Patrol (823,000 / 662,000). Pictures of You was 647,000 and How I Met Your Mother was 374,000. Deal or No Deal was 747,000 and the premiere of The Price is Right was 536,000.

MasterChef was best for TEN on 996,000 up against The Voice. TEN News was 734,000, The Project 6pm was 450,000, Bondi Rescue was 414,000, NCIS LA was 389,000 but Hawaii Five-0 which preceded it was just 295,000.

ABC News cracked 1.00m for ABC1 then Australian Story (786,000), 7:30 (660,000), Q & A (633,000), Four Corners (583,000) and Media Watch (546,000).

SBS ONE could not rise beyond World News Australia on 170,000. Mythbusters was 163,000 and Letters and Numbers was 156,000.

Neighbours topped multichannels with 311,000.

Monday 7 May 2012


  1. daveinprogress May 9, 2012 at 8:56 am -

    Of course it will be about more than the voice. It is just the hook for the concept – it is variations on a well worn and used TV construct – going all the way back to New Faces and Young Talent Time as well as Idol, X factor.

    I am not sure yet about Darren the host – albeit he hasn’t had much to do so far – he lacks warmth and ease on screen for me. But the immense star power of the big 4 mentors/coaches and the amazing Washington, Ricki, Darren and Benji gives the show its point of difference. But if an Andrew Wishart and a Susan Boyle can win or make finals of similar shows, we’ll see what happens with the 24 finalists on this show.

  2. JayElle May 9, 2012 at 8:02 am -

    So the show all about “the Voice” introduces 2 female singers on Mon night as the Battle of the Beauties. Now with the public voting starting up how much will it still be about The Voice.

  3. Guy May 8, 2012 at 11:22 pm -

    Just shows Revenge doesn’t need a lead in. The show has its fanbase and its good to see its holding its own. The Voice is slowly slipping but is slipping none the less. The show has become The Package not The Voice now. Ouch for Masterchef. Down under the magic million on episode 2. Yes i know what it was against but still.

    Good start to The Price is Right. Mind you the show needs a hell of a lot of work. In turn Deal all of a sudden has a perk up. This could be a good move afterall.

  4. barrett May 8, 2012 at 7:34 pm -

    If it’s Monday it must be………Monday Night NRL on Fox!!!!!!
    Care factor zero when it comes to virtually all FTA reality shows…..only exception is TAR US version.

  5. Craig May 8, 2012 at 7:01 pm -

    Dumb question but how long is The Voice going to run and does Nine have anything else that could see it win enough weeks to win the year?

    I’m not a fan of these types of shows but I’m glad Seven isn’t going to have an easy run this year.

  6. Bogues May 8, 2012 at 4:39 pm -

    Your wrote “MasterChef (996,00)” I assume that was meant to read 996,000. Wonder if figures will pick up when The Block finishes, or are people “My Kitchen Rules”ed out?

  7. bender May 8, 2012 at 3:52 pm -

    The Voice is the wrong title, it should be The Look. I predict one of Deltas young kids to win as the public will start voting soon. Thank god Masterchef is back!

  8. ryan May 8, 2012 at 2:31 pm -

    so night 1, Hawaii 5 0 296,000 for 9.30pm, 10.30 was a repeat of ncis l.a which pulled even less and yet still no ten late news!
    Tonight we get to see sandra for a one off! I’m gonna tape it just so i can watch her again:)

  9. Colin May 8, 2012 at 12:56 pm -

    Saw a tweet yesterday from someone claiming auto tune on the voice, and a few of my muso mates on facebook were saying they heard it on the duo…would be a real shame if the producers are doing this, it’s such a fantastic show!

  10. deedeedragons May 8, 2012 at 11:28 am -

    Why the big difference between Sydney & Melbourne?

  11. Bella May 8, 2012 at 11:24 am -

    @Agent X I just caught that. I couldn’t believe what he said. I thought he went a bit too far in bad mouthing her.

    I loved Shower the People it nap beautiful. But was sad that Casey didn’t go through after all the promos.

    The show still drags though. At least its repeated on Saturday night which is really good.

  12. Dodge May 8, 2012 at 11:17 am -

    Totally agree with roardingdave

  13. Dan May 8, 2012 at 11:10 am -

    I’m not that impressed with the voice! I keep seeing old Australian Idol/X factor/Star Search rejects on the show! Or they come from some sort of professional background, such as the theatre! Of course they are going to be good singers!! These shows should be about undiscovered talent and about finding a voice. Instead we get a long drawn out back story which involves someones death or disability. If people really have a dream to sing for the rest of their lives, they can easily do it at any pub/club around Australia. Australia’s Got Talent is the same and I’m sick of seeing the same people appearing on every talent show!! You had your chance, you couldn’t do it with previous exposure, so give others a go!! I get the feeling that these people don’t really want a singing career as their dream, it seems they just want to be a celebrity!

    All that being said, I’ll give credit to Darren McMullen as being a great host!! He leaves Luke Jacobs for dead and I think Darren creates a more professional vibe to the whole show, whereas Luke looks like a muppet with no personality!

  14. Ranco May 8, 2012 at 11:02 am -

    Am I the only one shocked with masterchef’s viewing figures? Yikes. I wonder if it’s the voice or the 4th season slow down…

  15. roaringdave May 8, 2012 at 10:55 am -

    Not sure why this show is called The Voice when, just like every other ‘talent’ show, they are once again eliminating people based on their looks…

  16. agent x May 8, 2012 at 10:47 am -

    Voice host Darren Mcmullen let rip against cast-off Peta Jeffress, this morning on 9. lol!

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