3.1m as Karise is announced as The Voice

By David Knox on June 19, 2012 / Filed Under News, Top Stories 16

A whopping 3.1m viewers watched as Karise Eden was announced as the winner of The Voice last night.

The remainder of the show averaged 2.65m viewers in preliminary figures.

The show peaked at 3.36m.

Adding in regional viewers it averaged 4.34m viewers.

This makes the show the single biggest audience of the year, but lower than 2011’s The Block: The Winner Announced which was 3.37m viewers. The number is also short of some brash predictions that the show would soar to 3.5m viewers -but they remain spectacular.

Nine Network swamped its competitors last night with a 37.9% share over Seven 25.4%, ABC 16.7, TEN 16.4%, and SBS 3.6%.

Meanwhile The Block also pulled a big 1.51m, Tricky Business was 1.33m in preliminary figures (but includes The Voice overrun), higher even than Nine News (1.32m), ACA (1.18m), Hot Seat (754,000).

Seven News pulled 1.36m for Seven, followed by Today Tonight (1.24m), Revenge (1.19m), Home and Away (920,000), The Force (814,000), Border Security (685,000), Deal or No Deal (672,000), and Body of Proof (663,000 / 414,000).

ABC News topped the magic million with 1.05m for ABC1 then Australian Story (737,000), Media Watch (731,000), Q & A (668,000),  7:30 (645,000) and Four Corners (535,000).

TEN had a tough night but MasterChef held at 1.05m. TEN News was 746,000, NCIS was 477,000, Last Man Standing was 469,000, The Project 6pm was 455,000 and NCIS: LA was 331,000.

SBS ONE also struggled with Mythbusters at 168,000 and World News Australia on 160,000.

Neighbours topped multichannels with 361,000.

The Morning Show: 185,000
Mornings: 116,000
The Circle: 39,000

Monday 18 June 2012


  1. WhatUpp June 20, 2012 at 7:35 am -

    It didn’t peak as high as Masterchef did in 2010? Which is surprising.

  2. snoopy888 June 19, 2012 at 11:17 pm -

    Great Ratings.

  3. jonno June 19, 2012 at 7:47 pm -

    Well done to The Voice. Event television at its best.

  4. The Moops June 19, 2012 at 5:56 pm -

    @david knox, thanks for that, I assumed they were identical productions, I did not realise the Aussie version had elements that the UK version didn’t have. Well done to our version, in that case.

  5. Chris N. June 19, 2012 at 5:46 pm -

    In a few years, people will tire of it just like they did with Idol. Because that’s what it is: it’s essentially Idol with spinning chairs.

  6. randwick June 19, 2012 at 4:58 pm -

    Death to reality television!

  7. David Knox June 19, 2012 at 4:12 pm -

    In the same ball park. I think TMS was a little higher because of LA broadcast, but that’s why the numbers were of interest to publish.

  8. Fitzah June 19, 2012 at 4:02 pm -

    Mornings is still a long way behind The Morning Show. What was Kerri-Anne rating, is Mornings going better or worse than what Kerri anne was?

  9. db June 19, 2012 at 3:16 pm -

    I say well done to Nine and Shine. I really enjoyed The Voice. Looking forward to next year.

  10. Craig June 19, 2012 at 2:09 pm -

    And I barely watched 5 minutes of The Voice! I just don’t get the attraction of reality shows, glade to see I’m not alone, looking at the posts here.

  11. David Knox June 19, 2012 at 12:51 pm -

    Yes UK prefers Britain’s Got Talent. But Nine added some extra zing with celeb mentors to help lift it in the middle after the chair-spinning interest was over. UK is looking closely at borrowing some ideas, so well done to local team.

  12. The Moops June 19, 2012 at 12:49 pm -

    Is the runaway success of The Voice in Australia an anomaly? I was reading an article on the Daily Mail website just a few minutes ago about how in the UK the tour by The Voice finalists has been cancelled due to abysmal ticket sales. It was also a ratings bomb over there. I don’t think it does as bad in the US, but it is not up there with Idol or America’s Got Talent. Austraia has really embraced it and Nine appears to have its mojo back.

  13. zz June 19, 2012 at 11:29 am -

    How is the rating for Ten’s late nightnews this week?

  14. ohdenny June 19, 2012 at 11:08 am -

    Thought it would easily top Masterchef S2’s finale, bit surprised actually with that figure.

    Masterchef has a pretty loyal ~1m fans, with everything else on there is usually at least 950k+ tuning in each day (Apart from Fri). All things considered, I think it’s doing fine.

  15. Mac June 19, 2012 at 10:46 am -

    Thank cripes that’s over. Now let’s hope for a massive scandal that ruins the chances of The Voice returning again. One can dream…

  16. steve sydney June 19, 2012 at 10:32 am -

    So the 2.8 million a blind audition episode got a few months back was more than what the show averaged last night?

    Shows the curiosity factor had a big hand in the ratings of this program

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