1.55m lowest finale, but still a hit season for The Voice.

Updated: Ratings: The Voice had an easy win on Sunday but was down on previous seasons.


The Voice Grand Final was always going to be the top-rating show from last night -it was just a question of by how much.

1.55m viewers tuned in to see 16 year old Ellie Drennan named the 2015 winner with 1.5m watching the bulk of the show in preliminary figures.

It was the lowest overnight audience for a finale across its 4 seasons, down on 2014’s 1.73m / 1.58m and light years off the debut season’s 3.24m. But Television has fragmented enormously since 2012.

While it wrapped lower than MasterChef (2.13m) and My Kitchen Rules (2.08m), the Nine series still dominated across its run.

With such heated competition it was always going to be a difficult night elsewhere. Dancing with the Stars had to settle for 675,000, down from 727,000 a week ago, but Grand Designs Revisited when up from 836,000 to 872,000. TEN bore the brunt of the contest, falling under a 15% share.

Nine network was 34.6% then Seven 26.0%, ABC 18.1%, TEN 14.3% and SBS 7.0%.

Following The Voice for Nine were Nine News (1.37m) and 60 Minutes (1.02m in preliminary figures). AD Kingdom and Empire was 300,000.

Seven News (1.17m) was best for Seven then Sunday Night (1.03m) and Dancing with the Stars (671,000). Bones was 352,000.

Grand Designs Revisited (872,000) topped ABC’s night then ABC News (866,000), Vera (690,000) and Compass (349,000).

Bondi Rescue was 561,000 / 440,000 for TEN. Modern Family drew 502,000 / 472,000, CSI Cyber was 369,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 359,000 and NCIS was 238,000.

On SBS it was Finding Babylon’s Hanging Gardens (329,000), The Inca: Masters of the Clouds (321,000), Sex and the West (175,000) and SBS World News (166,000).

It was a quiet night on multichannels with 7TWO’s Escape to Country the best on 207,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 30 August 2015


Adjusted figures for Nine:
The Voice winner announced 1,589,000
The Voice grand final 1,502,000
60 Minutes 895,000

15 Responses

  1. I’m sure the winner will be as successful as last years winner. But will she beat the first season’s winner who equalled the Beatles in having the Top 5 singles on the Australian charts. The Voice keeps producing winner after winner.

  2. I enjoyed the Voice finale; having been invested right through this season. I thought it excluded the other finalists, but having kept it under 2 and a half hours, i guess it was a good call. Ironically i thought Ellie’s ‘Nothing compares to u’ was one of the weakest vocals of the night, but it didn’t harm her votes it seems. Jessie is a scene stealer but she also said a lot of good stuff in and among all the blather. It’s been a success for Nine; no doubt.

    1. Totally agree. There was no show stopping performance from any of the contestants. Very disappointed this year. Also Jessie J was very annoying with her “look at me” behaviour.

  3. Yeah, I think it’s funny that on the 9jumpin website, there is a poll asking ‘What was your favourite moment from the grand finale?’ and the all the options are things the judges said/did. Not the contestants or their performances.

  4. Watched that lightning story on Sunday night. I don’t think it was done very well. It didn’t seem to have the correct flow, was quite disjointed actually and was way too long. The content didn’t warrant it being split into 3 parts with 2 lengthy ad breaks in between.

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