The Voice standing on solid rock on Monday

Ratings: The Voice draws 1.42m viewers while TEN's Project enjoys a post-Logies lift.


Nine returned to The Voice last night drawing a cool 1.42m viewers who watched a return by former Goanna band member Marcia Howard.

Nine also drew a bumper crowd for its post-Logies wrap on Today, its second-biggest audience all year.

It was a good night for TEN including the biggest audience since September for the Logie winning Project, while Seven drew a strong crowd for The Chase. ABC’s Media Watch also stayed above several of ABC’s earlier fare.

Nine network won with 30.5% then Seven 25.1%, TEN 20.0%, ABC 19.0% and SBS 5.4%.

Following The Voice for Nine was Nine News (1.18m / 1.13m), Soundbreaking and Hot Seat (both 636,000).

Seven News (1.16m / 1.05m) led for Seven followed by Home and Away (851,000), House Rules (765,000), The Chase (710,000 / 451,000), Criminal Minds (503,000) and Castle (329,000).

MasterChef (850,000) was preceded by a lift for The Project (737,000 / 602,000) and followed by Have You Been Paying Attention? (684,000). TEN Eyewitness News was 569,000. A Shark Tank repeat was 259,000.

ABC News (853,000) led for ABC then Media Watch (684,000), Australian Story (682,000), Four Corners (670,000), 7:30 (647,000) and Q&A (584,000).

On SBS it was Michael Mosley: Trust Me I’m a Doctor (270,000), SBS World News (165,000), Is Your Brain Male or Female? (151,000). Royal Navy School was 100,000.

Peppa Pig was big on 323,000.

Today: 375,000
Sunrise: 292,000
ABC News Breakfast: 97,000 / 48,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 9 May 2016

15 Responses

  1. Voice was ridiculously drawn out last night. In 40 mins it showed 2 singers- 1 in, 1 out. what was the point. It’s not about the singing – only about there backstory! Even if there is no illness or broken family, they drag it on about being a chippie for 20 mins! Yawn!

    1. I think it’s a bad move to show someone’s back story and backstage to then detour via 3 other singers first. I get that they do it to try and keep you invested rather than switching off but its a questionable use of trust. Short term gain, at the expense of long term pain.

      1. Totally agree! And also I found the judges trust questionable when it’s a “blind” audition and there supposed to have no idea about the contestants back story but always seem to ask relevant questions. They do it each year, viewers aren’t silly!

        1. Wow I just made a post about this in the Tv Lounge and didn’t see these comments until now. I agree the padding out with ads and backstory is ridiculous. Also showing the guy with Tourette’s backstory and then showing five other singers before returning to his audition is manipulative and tacky

  2. Only watched Ch 11 stuff last night on delay to skip the ads-truly amazing ep of Supernatural and then late night Madmen eps-cannot understand people watching absurd singing/building/cooking shows instead.

  3. Watched something on 9 for the first time this year – Soundbreaking. Good program, really interesting and well-made.

    However, typically for Nine, they started with ep 3 so now I’m wondering if they’re going to hold off on playing the last ep for a couple of years. Think I’ll just get the DVDs or something instead of wasting my time giving Nine the benefit of the doubt.

  4. Absolutely rediculous last night that TEN replaced a new CSI Cyber with a repeat Shark Tank. I understand they are trying to have their original programs reach more eyes, but air it in place of repeats not new shows.

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