Celebrity Splash dives as The Voice dominates Monday

By David Knox on May 7, 2013 / Filed Under News 28

Celebrity Splash Heat 1 - final 4 001Seven’s Celebrity Splash took a dive last night, sinking to 821,000 viewers. Lucky there are only two more episodes to go.

It was a no-brainer for viewers last night as they stuck with The Voice on a consistent 1.96m viewers, easily giving Nine the night.

Nine network share was 34.9% then Seven 27.3%, ABC 18.0%, TEN 15.5% and SBS 4.3%.

Nine News was 1.41m for Nine followed by ACA (1.16m), House Husbands (1.16m) and Hot Seat (719,000). Footy Classified was 297 in three cities, Person of Interest was 292,000 in four and 185,000 for the repeat in 3 cities.

Seven News was 1.34m for Seven then Today Tonight (1.09m), Revenge (898,000), Home and Away (895,000), Celebrity Splash (821,000), Deal or No Deal (598,000), and Grey’s Anatomy (362,000 / 371,000).

ABC News (936,000) was best for ABC1 then Australian Story (784,000), Four Corners (646,000), Media Watch (635,000), 7:30 (601,000) and Q & A (559,000).

TEN News led TEN with 743,000 viewers. The Biggest Loser was 589,000, The Project was 518,000, David Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild was 451,000, The Simpsons was 402,000 and Can of Worms in a new timeslot was 323,000.

Mythbusters (261,000) topped SBS ONE then Guts (250,000), World News Australia (181,000), Climbing Great Buildings (93,000) and Mad Men (79,000).

Neighbours was best on multichannels with 354,000.

Today: 353,000
Sunrise: 324,000
ABC News Breakfast: 59,000 / 34,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 6 May 2013


  1. David Knox May 7, 2013 at 6:34 pm -

    Sundays 10:30 when the F1 is off. You can search for recent info via show Tags or try the drop down menus above.

  2. R0bberD0g May 7, 2013 at 5:59 pm -

    where has Hawaii5-0 moved to??

  3. Belinda May 7, 2013 at 5:52 pm -

    Wouldn’t the insurance costs of Celebrity Splash be quite high?

  4. JimboJones May 7, 2013 at 5:40 pm -

    I watched the first episode of Splash last week. I’ve just spent the last week having electro-shock therapy to erase the experience from my mind. I’m not game to even switch over to Seven in case an ad for the show pops up – I don’t want to jeopardise my treatment.

  5. ryan May 7, 2013 at 5:26 pm -

    Can of worms was dam hilarious last night! She was act really good to watch considering she is a politician!
    Also Attenborough’s 60 yrs 1st ep was incredible! Telling us how it all began and how it was made easier to film nature as the yrs go on. So interesting

  6. ryan May 7, 2013 at 5:21 pm -

    Sandra sully on project tonight as special guest!!!!

  7. james23 May 7, 2013 at 5:03 pm -

    Splash is a disaster for seven. People will take pot-shots at Network 10 shows, but for a slot to be doing 2M+ one week and the 800K the next is absolutely diabolical.

  8. David Knox May 7, 2013 at 4:27 pm -

    Nothing mentioned.

  9. catherine May 7, 2013 at 4:21 pm -

    Is there a prize for the winner for celebrity splash? Money for there charity or something

  10. adzg May 7, 2013 at 2:24 pm -

    To be honest! I’m really getting over The Voice! All the judges with the exception of Ricky Martin annoy me alot as does Darren McMullen! And anyone else noticed how this show is cursed worldwide pretty much! None of its contestants have gone on to take over the charts or sell out tours!

  11. jonno May 7, 2013 at 2:20 pm -

    I went against the grain last night. Started watching the Voice and got a bit bored with it and flicked over to Celebrity Splash and stayed. Not the best TV but a bit more entertaining. I am waiting for Xfactor. I think it will be the highlight this year of the reality genre.

  12. Pertinax May 7, 2013 at 12:43 pm -

    Hiring an aquatic centre for a couple of days a week in April wouldn’t cost much, nor would the celebrities they got. Drama costs $400k/hr so this cheap.

    And it has done its job. Nine is yet to win a week in the ratings. Nine will get several weeks with the live Voice eps though.

  13. Secret Squirrel May 7, 2013 at 12:08 pm -

    @Daniel – make that “was all right”

  14. johntv May 7, 2013 at 12:07 pm -

    Surely Celebrity Splash must go does as the most expensive cannon fodder that has been made in recent times – its sole purpose was to fill some air time until Voice Blind Auditions and Battle rounds completed. It has to be an expensive show to make given Seven had to hire the Aquatic Centre and build everything for the staging and thats on top of the format rights and paying the “celebs”. Not sure the numbers represent a good investment and the buzz around it has not been the best – not to mention the damage it is doing to Revenge numbers

  15. greyghost May 7, 2013 at 12:03 pm -

    I cant believe that there are 821k people watching this rubbish. Come on people, watching the test patten or fish tv would be far more entertaining than this tripe. Just goes to show , mr and mrs sub average will watch anything, straight after they have switched over from ACA or TT.

  16. Daniel May 7, 2013 at 11:41 am -

    Make that “was alright”…

  17. Daniel May 7, 2013 at 11:41 am -

    Celeb Splash wasn’t actually alright last night. The team dives were good and the fact it was live also helped.

    Can of Worms was hilarious last night. 9:30pm Mondays could be a good spot for it.

    My bet is that Ten launches Hamish Macdonald’s new doco show The Truth Is in the 8:30pm slot once the Attenborough specials wrap up.

  18. jezza the first original one May 7, 2013 at 10:36 am -

    @ Pete, re Can of Worms, I don’t think they have much else to show

  19. Pete May 7, 2013 at 10:31 am -

    Ten would have to be disappointed but a David Attenborough documentary belongs at Sunday 6.30 not against The Voice and Revenge.

    Not sure why they persist with Can of Worms – it has never rated well every week it has been shown this year.

  20. James S May 7, 2013 at 10:27 am -

    David Attenborough at 8:30 really lifted Ten but again they trail ABC1’s Four Corners and Can Of Worms audience numbers are still in the 300,000’s.

  21. David Knox May 7, 2013 at 10:23 am -

    Glad they dropped the second post-dive interviews too, moved it along a bit more.

  22. steviem May 7, 2013 at 10:12 am -

    When I read the headline I expected like 500,000 , 800,000 isnt that bad considering the show. I watched parts last night and it was better than the parts of the first show I saw. The Live element made it better.

  23. Jake S May 7, 2013 at 10:11 am -

    Seven are only hurting Revenge with Celebrity Splash. After all, Splash might be over next week but Revenge has at least another season to go, and Seven shouldnt be shedding its viewers!

  24. Josh777 May 7, 2013 at 10:07 am -

    TEN may have been smart making changes to its Monday – an extra 100k for both the 8:30pm and 9:30pm timeslots compared to last week. I wonder what they will do in two weeks when the documentary series is finished?

  25. adzg May 7, 2013 at 10:07 am -

    Celebrity Splash isn’t that bad in my opinion! It’s really light viewing! In saying that! It sucks that the best are the ones getting through. It was great to see Brynne on the show!

  26. David Knox May 7, 2013 at 10:07 am -


  27. Mr. J May 7, 2013 at 10:05 am -

    Perhaps ten should pick up splash. It smashed the ratings of everything they aired last night.

  28. GG May 7, 2013 at 9:56 am -

    I’m surprised it even managed 821K.

    Expect it to be even lower next week.

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