Reality singing series The Voice survived a massive drop-off in audience numbers to still win the ratings on Sunday.
The Nine Network show has been averaging more than 1.9 million viewers on Sunday’s and easily winning the night.
However, The Voice plummeted to 1.360 million viewers, its lowest rating show this season and possibly ever in Australia.
The series has just entered the showdown section which determines who makes the final four on each team.
It could be reasoned that the Queen’s Birthday long weekend means a decline in viewing numbers across the board but not on the scale that The Voice experienced.
Using last week’s OzTAM overnight ratings as a guide, The Voice was down some 28 per cent in audience while it’s main rival House Rules lost about 10 per cent of its audience.
The Seven Network renovation show was third on Sunday with 1.170 million viewers while last week it was watched by 1.301 million viewers.
Nine’s current affairs show 60 Minutes, which followed The Voice, was only down 15 per cent on last week’s numbers.
On Sunday it had 1.035 million watchers and last week the audience was 1.198 million.
It will become clearer on Monday if The Voice is in a serious downward spiral or the long weekend was a ratings aberration of the strong performing reality show.