The Voice Australia coaches
(Image: Nine)

Nine’s The Voice continues to lose its, well, voice. On Monday June 8 it averaged 1.30 million. Last night it struggled to get to 1.08 million national viewers — a result that’s barely OK for such an expensive program.

The loss — 17%, or 223,000 viewers — a distant third now in the battle of the formats against MasterChef (1.27 million last night, 1.23 million on June 8) and Big Brother (972,000 last night and 951,000 average across the program for June 8). Reading the daily boasts you would not have noticed that rather alarming slide. MasterChef, (and Have You Been Paying Attention on Monday nights) followed by Big Brother are dominating the demos. The Voice is very much off tune these days.

Nine still won the night because Big Brother just isn’t up to the mark. Seven News won easily with an hour average of 1.86 million to Nine’s 1.39 million, but Seven couldn’t build on that 468,000 lead. Ten backed up MasterChef with another solid 1.02 million for Have You Been Paying Attention.

On Foxtel, Alan Jones’ first night out topped with 109,000 viewers. The Bolt Report saw Andrew Bolt’s barking achieve a new high of 107,000 for a close second.

Today (298,000 national and 197,000 metro) had another weak start to the week, and no P. Hanson to drag down standards on an already weak show. It was behind Sunrise (468,000/268,000) but equal to ABC News Breakfast (298,000/193,000).

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (28.1%)
  2. Seven (24.0%)
  3. Ten (22.7%)
  4. ABC (17.9%)
  5. SBS (7.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.8%)
  2. Seven (17.1%)
  3. Ten (16.6%)
  4. ABC (13.9%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (4.0%)
  2. GO (2.8%)
  3. 7mate, Gem (2.3%)
  4. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.2%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.923 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.803million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.461 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.329 million
  5. Masterchef (Ten) — 1.271 million
  6. 7pm ABC News — 1.201 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.134 million
  8. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven)— 1.106 million
  9. The Voice (Nine) — 1.082 million
  10. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.021 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News— 1.233 million
  2. Nine News — 1.155 million
  3. Seven News 6.30 — 1.129 million
  4. Nine News 6.30— 1.001 million

Losers:  Seven and Big Brother, again.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News— 1.233 million
  2. Nine News — 1.155 million
  3. Seven News 6.30 — 1.129 million
  4. Nine News 6.30— 1.001 million
  5. 7pm ABC News —801,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) —795,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 652,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 593,000
  9. Four Corners (ABC) — 487,000
  10. Media Watch (ABC) — 479,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 468000/268,000
  2. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 298,000/193,000, Today (Nine) — 298,000/197,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 278,000
  4. Today Extra (Nine) — 167,000
  5. Studio 10(Ten) — 80,000

Top five pay TV programs: No accurate figures available

1. Alan Jones (Sky News) — 109,000
2. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 107,000
3
Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 94,000
4. Credlin (Sky News) — 67,000
5. Paul Murray Later (Sky News) — 62,000

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