With two Voice finales, it was always going to be a no-brainer that the week would fall to Nine.
Thanks to some clever coding, Nine managed 13 of the week’s top 20 titles.
Nine Network won with 31.2% to Seven 28.3%, TEN 19.0%, ABC 16.2% and SBS 5.3%.
Nine won five nights: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Seven was first on Tuesday and Saturday. ABC defeated TEN on Monday and Saturday.
The Voice: Winner Announced reached 3.23m viewers for Nine (higher than the 3.1m overnight figure). It was the biggest audience of the year -but lower than last year’s Block auction. Other performers included The Block (up to 1.89m), Nine News (Sun 1.53m, weeknights 1.25m), Hamish & Andy’s Euro Gap Year (1.36m), and A Current Affair (1.13m). It’s also worth mentioning that Tricky Business that was 1.33m in overnight figures is adjusted to 759,000 -a mighty difference.
Seven News topped Seven’s week with its Sunday episode (1.47m, weeknights: 1.3m), then Packed to the Rafters (1.37m), Dancing with the Stars (1.24m), Revenge (1.2m) and Today Tonight (1.1m). A peak of 920,000 watched Black Caviar’s run across two channels Seven / 7mate, but the 2.5hr broadcast itself clocks in at 450,000.
Masterchef again led for TEN with its highest episode at 1.13m, then Bikie Wars (1.03m), Offspring (878,000), Being Lara Bingle (782,000) and TEN News (734,000).
ABC News (Saturday: 920,000, weeknights: 907,000) led for ABC1, then Death in Paradise (856,000), Silent Witness (798,000), Australian Story (736,000) and Media Watch (731,000).
Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve was 347,000 on SBS ONE then Heston’s Feasts (324,000), Who Do You Think You Are? (300,000) and Island Feast with Peter Kuruvita (237,000).
Nine’s primary channel was 25.4% then Seven 20.8%, TEN 13.3%, ABC1 12.0% and SBS ONE 4.4%.
7TWO was 3.8%, 7mate 3.7%, GO! 3.5%, ELEVEN 3.2%, ABC2 2.6%, ONE 2.5%, Gem 2.4%, SBS TWO 0.9%, ABC3 and ABC News 24 both 0.8%.
Once again Nine romped home in the demos. TEN pipped Seven in 16-39.
Nine was victorious in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane but can’t shake Seven’s grip on Adelaide and Perth.
Without The Voice attention now swings back the competition, and Nine’s Block finale airs next Sunday too.