Voice finale is lowest so far but Nine wins Sunday

Ratings: House Rules proves serious competition, MasterChef tops demos.

Sunday belonged to Nine but The Voice recorded its lowest ever grand final at 987,000 viewers.

That was well down on 2017’s 1.35m with no finale slipping below 1.2m viewers.

The show was given serious competition by House Rules at 910,000 -its highest episode this season- while MasterChef on 813,000 managed to stay atop the demos, including those aged 16-39.

Elsewhere Seven News won the battle against Nine News.

ABC’s Mystery Road was on par with last week at 604,000 and it should be noted all episodes have been on iview for 2 weeks.

The Sunday Project lifted for TEN from 386,000 to 450,000 for its 7pm portion.

Nine Network won Sunday with 31.8% then Seven 30.7%, TEN 17.3%, ABC 14.0% and SBS 6.3%.

Nine News (1.11m) led for Nine then The Voice (987,000 / 968,000) and 60 Minutes (524,000 in preliminary numbers).

Seven News was #1 for Seven with 1.25m viewers followed by House Rules (910,000), Sunday Night (614,000) and Crimes that Shook the World (293,000).

MasterChef Australia (813,000) was best for TEN then The Sunday Project (450,000 / 278,000), NCIS (336,000 / 208,000) and Family Feud (255,000).

ABC News (708,000), Mystery Road (604,000), Grand Designs NZ (506,000), Back in Time for Dinner (241,000) and Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (118,000) comprised ABC’s night. American Valhalla was 95,000.

On SBS it was Sinkholes: Deadly Drops (299,000), SBS World News (196,000), The Real Rocky (134,000), and Movie: Rocky IV (78,000 in 4 cities). A Germany v Mexico match at FIFA World Cup drew 35,000.

7mate movie Captain America topped multchannels at 234,000. Love Island drew 145,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 17 June 2018.

13 Responses

  1. Interesting that, for 2 weeks now, House Rules has beaten Masterchef on Sundays, but then Masterchef has been back ahead ever other day. Give it to the strong Sunday news ratings & Half hour head start

  2. Mystery Road and Harrow show good Aussie drama can get an audience. They benefit from airing on ABC though because no ads are shown and audiences are increasingly becoming accustomed (indeed demanding) no ads interrupt them during broadcast. Commercial networks and SBS need to work out a way around this.

  3. Ughh I am still frothing at the mouth over the way The Project treated two legendary actors they had live at the desk and cut them off very short. They do this often but this would have to be the worse I have seen. Richard Dreyfuss did not look happy when they wouldn’t let him finish answering what he was asked.

    1. I thought the interview was very disappointing too. There was too much focus on the ‘me too’ campaign. I understand it’s still current news, but when you have such a short segment and a couple of movie legends, they should have stuck with their careers.

  4. Ironically The Voice for the first time this season actually finished on time – seven minutes early!! As a production I thought it was fine; Sonya is a very watchable and funny presenter. The show gets their value out of her that’s for sure; she really sparkles 🙂 (ok so you have to be of a certain age to get that reference!)

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