Nine’s grand final for The Voice ensured it won Sunday night with 1.29m viewers for the moment Alfie Arcuri was named winner.
The bulk of the show averaged 1.15m viewers, trumping Masterchef and Sunday Night.
But the numbers were well down on the 2015 grand final of 1.55m / 1.5m and were lower than those attracted by the Blind Auditions (around 1.4m viewers).
ABC’s big line-up had its work cut out but the Play School special fared better than the premiere of Barracuda, which was always a big ask on a Sunday instead of Thursday. But it did enjoy positive social media feedback. All episodes are now available on iview.
Nine network won with 33.7% then Seven 27.0%, TEN 18.3%, ABC 13.8% and SBS 7.1%.
Following The Voice, Nine News drew 1.25m and 60 Minutes was 885,000 in preliminary figures.
Seven News (1.25m) was best for Seven then Sunday Night (963,000) and Billy Connolly’s Tracks Across America (494,000) -fourth in its slot. Wimbledon drew 387,000 and Bones was just 319,000.
MasterChef pulled 982,000 for TEN. Modern Family was 445,000 / 296,000, Bondi Rescue was 430,000 and Supercars Championship was 242,000 from Townsville.
ABC News (769,000), Big Ted’s Excellent Adventure: 50 Years of Play School (612,000) and Barracuda (514,000) comprised the bulk of ABC’s night. Compass was 281,000, Billy Connolly’s Big Send Off was just 214,000.
On SBS Rome: Empire Without Limit pulled 253,000 then SBS World News (211,000) and Tour de France (189,000).
Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom ruled multichannels with 210,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 10 July 2016.