The bulk of the show, The Voice Grand Final, also eclipsed the 2m mark at 2.03m viewers. In the current climate those are very strong numbers, but they are a million behind the phenomenal 3.3m who watched Karise Eden win in 2012, and well down on My Kitchen Rules Winner Announced at 2.95m in April.
But they pip the Winner Announced for The Block All Stars (2.12m) and are in the zone of where Nine was expecting the show to finish up.
Nine easily won the night with a network share of 37.4% then Seven 29.4%, ABC 16.6%, TEN 13.2% and SBS 3.4%.
Nine’s other shows last night were The Block (1.49m), Nine News (1.35m), ACA (1.22m), Hot Seat (819,000) and Hotel Hell (649,000) which lost over 1.6m viewers from its lead-in.
House Rules put in its best numbers so far at 1.39m viewers against tough competition -an excellent result. Seven News followed with 1.3m then Today Tonight (1.12m), Home and Away (1.03m), Revenge (863,000), Deal or No Deal (538,000) and Movie: The Proposal (406,000).
ABC News (911,000) led for ABC1 then Australian Story (709,000), 7:30 (680,000), Q & A (630,000), Four Corners (589,000) and Media Watch (578,000).
TEN had a tough night with TEN News its best at 770,000. MasterChef followed with 607,000 then The Project (579,000). The Simpsons was 427,000. The Truth Is was divided into two eps at 401,000 / 327,000. The Americans struggled on 201,000.
SBS also struggled last night with Mythbusters (206,000), World News Australia (164,000), Pleasure and Pain (157,000) and Trawlermen (78,000).
ABC News Breakfast: 49,000 / 40,000
Nine News Now: 136,000
The Daily Edition 71,000 / 80,000 rpt
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 17 June 2013