The Voice wins the night but hits lowest finale audience ever

Rachael Micallef
By Rachael Micallef | 31 August 2015

Nine reality series The Voice may have won the night for TV viewing audiences, but it hit a sour note after recording its lowest ever finale since it went to air in 2012.

According to OzTam preliminary overnight figures, 1.55 million viewers tuned in to watch 16-year-old Ellie Drennan win the series – the youngest person to bag the title – making the show the number one watched program of last night.

The first hour of the two-hour finale was also the second-watched show of the evening with 1.50 million viewers.

That figure is 9% down from last year's finale of 1.67 million viewers and a further decline from its 2012 finale which saw 2.7 million people tune in.

However, it was enough to see Network Nine win the night with 34.6% audience share. Seven followed on 26.0% and Ten on 14.3% audience share.

Nine News Sunday was the third most watched show of the evening with 1.4 million viewers. 60 Minutes on Network Nine was the sixth most watched show of the evening on one million viewers while ABC's Grand Designs Revisited was the seventh most watched show with 866,000 viewers.

Seven's Dancing with the Stars came in at 671,000 viewers as the tenth most watched show of the night.

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