The Nine Network finally has a runaway ratings freight train to rival all comers, with spinny-chair mega-hit The Voice dominating TV screens. And it's not just Nine cashing in.

After failing to win a single ratings week in 2011, it's the shot in the arm the debt-ridden Nine Entertainment Co needed. With an average audience of more than 2 million, Seal and his fellow judges led Nine out of the wilderness and back to the ratings promised land.