Smash hit: The Block Glasshouse reigns while The Voice Kids finale misses a million

By (incomplete) | 11 August 2014
The Voice Kids winner, Alexa, with Delta Goodrem

The Block Glasshouse nailed its biggest audience to date last night, but half a million tuned out when The Voice Kids grand final aired immediately afterwards.

An audience of 1.496 million watched Nine's The Block Glasshouse's main bathroom reveal show, making it the most-watched free-to-air program of the night.

The Voice Kids, on Channel Nine straight after The Block, was split into two programs – the main program and the Winner Announced show. They pulled in audiences of 896,000 and 938,000 respectively, making them the eighth and nine most-watched programs.

The two reality shows weren't enough for Nine to win the night overall – that was a dead heat, with both Seven and Nine networks taking 30.1% of the audience share. The ABC followed with 18.9% and Ten took 15.5%.

Seven's The X Factor also made the top 10, with its first Live Performance program winning an audience of 1.152 million across Australia's five metro areas, putting it in fourth spot.

The premiere of drama series Anzac Girls, on ABC1, marking the centenary of the start of the First World War and telling the true stories of nurses serving at Gallipoli, also attracted more than a million viewers. Its audience of 1.062 million put it in fifth spot.

Completing the top 10 was Nine News, in second spot with an audience of 1.225 million, Seven News, third with 1.216 million, Nine's 60 Minutes, sixth with 1.020 million, and ABC News, 10th with 809,000.

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