The Voice cracks one million, while MasterChef slumps

Josh McDonnell
By Josh McDonnell | 14 May 2018

The Voice has taken out the top spot in all key demographics overnight, drawing in an audience of more than one million, beating out MasterChef and House Rules.

The Voice continued it Battle Rounds again overnight, with the judges allowed to use their wildcard twist option that lets one singer be saved from knock out.

MasterChef endured its lowest ratings to date, drawing in an audience of 723,000, while Seven's reality building program House Rules hit a high, with 686,000 viewers tuning in.

Off the back of House Rules' ratings, Seven also saw strong numbers in the evening slot with the premiere of its two part mini-series Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You drawing in an audience of 735,000.

This year the Eurovision Grand Final was up 454.3% YOY on live streaming via SBS On Demand. Yesterday morning’s Grand Final averaged 266,000 (total people, metro and regional) and the primetime averaging 256,000 (total people, metro and regional).

The morning GF broadcast had a 35.1% (metro – 5 City) and 23.5% (regional - Combined Agg. Mkts) share - winning the timeslot - it was even higher 25-54 with 49.1% (metro – 5 City) and 40.2% (regional - Combined Agg. Mkts) – also winning.

In 2018, Eurovision reached a total of 2.9 million Australians.

Ratings May 13

Supplied by Oztam.

Below is a breakdown of last week's TV ratings performances, supplied by Nine, covering all the key demos in the commercial share.


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