Celebrity Splash dives as The Voice dominates Monday

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. JimboJones

    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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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?

  15. 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!

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