The Voice leaves reality rivals trailing behind

Seven's Olympic halo lingers with The Voice now the only program in 2021 to average over 1 million for the first two episodes.

The Olympics may have ended but Seven is still basking in the light of Tokyo with its entertainment schedule performing well on Monday night.

It even lingered for Seven News and Sunrise.

The Voice led in entertainment at 1.16m metro viewers and topped the demos – while that was a dip on Sunday it becomes the only program in 2021 to average over 1 million metro for the first two episodes.

It was way out in front of The Block at 627,000 then Australian Survivor (618,000), 7:30 (609,000) and Australian Story (561,000)

Later Have You Been Paying Attention? was 603,000 then Media Watch (466,000), Four Corners (446,000) and Spotlight: Heroes of the Games (389,000).

Seven network easily won Monday at 35.6% then Nine 22.7%, 10 19.8%, ABC 15.2% and SBS 6.7%.

Seven News was #1 at 1.25m / 1.17m for Seven. Home & Away returned to 710,000 then The Chase (671,000 / 413,000).

Nine News (1.09m / 1.03m) was best for Nine. A Current Affair won its slot at 807,000 then Hot Seat (557,000 / 365,000). Celebrity IOU was just 229,000. Footy Classified and 100% Footy were 97,000  / 77,000 in select cities.

The Project was 567,000 / 364,000 for 10. 10 News First was 400,000 / 253,000. Anne Edmonds: That’s Eddotainment was 179,000.

ABC News was 749,000 for ABC. Brock: Over the Top (214,000) and The Drum (181,000) followed.

On SBS it was Inside Windsor Castle (196,000), Secret Scotland (179,000),  SBS World News (179,000 / 137,000) and 24 Hours in Emergency (136,000).

Seven’s AFL topped multichannels at 324,000.

Sunrise: 318,000
Today: 264,000
News Breakfast: 118,000 / 107,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 9 August 2021

14 Responses

  1. Last night all my recordings failed on 7. Purely because of the late over run of the Voice. Not everyone is interested in big shiny new world reality TV. I know I can watch on catch up but why should I have to. People seem to accept that these shows finish later than advertised but no other business would get away with it. Series link canceled as nothing to see here. Rant over.

    1. My rule of thumb is to always put 30 minutes buffer on the end of any Ch7 show. Otherwise you will always miss the end of later shows. The number of times my late night recordings “start” about 15 minutes before the end of the late 7 news. No regard for audiences.

  2. I know it’s early days but I’m guessing Nine wouldn’t be happy with that for The Block. I’m just not sure if the casting is right but there’s lots to play out. It’s interesting that they’ve gone for less women in the cast in 2021. Sunday’s Room Reveal figures will be the telling tale.

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