TV Ratings May 25: The Sebastian Brothers keep Nine and The Voice #1

• MasterChef introduces COVID-19 rules in relay challenge

• The Sebastian Brothers help keep Nine and The Voice #1
• MasterChef introduces COVID-19 rules in relay challenge

Seven News 1,231,000/1,187,000
Nine News 1,132,000/1,053,000
A Current Affair 876,000
ABC News 819,000
7.30 648,000
The Project 363,000/618,000
10 News 423,000/285,000
Sunrise 283,000
The Drum 232,000
The Latest 208,000
Today 207,000
News Breakfast 200,000
SBS World News 182,000

Seven: Home and Away started its week on 678,000 after 621,000 across week 21.
House Rules: High Stakes featured the judges’ opinions on the latest renos with 579,000 watching after 565,000 on Monday a week ago.
9-1-1 followed with 324,000.

 Nine: A Current Affair had one of its biggest episodes of the year with 876,000 after a week 21 average of 743,000.
The Voice dropped below 1m for its second episode which featured another solid showcase of aspiring vocalists. Amongst the talent was Guy Sebastian’s brother Chris who has a voice good enough to inspire all judges to turn around, Chris then chose to go with Team Kelly. Chris first appeared on The Voice as a contestant in year one of the format in Australia. Team Kelly started the episode with no singers and ended it with two. However, it is Team Guy making the running with five performers on his roster.
Nine kept the music theme going The Queen + Adam Lambert Story with 440,000 watching.

10: The Project commenced its weeknight run with 618,000 at 7pm after an average of 602,000 last week.
It was the first episode of a post-lockdown MasterChef with new social distancing rules in the kitchen with a relay challenge proving problematic for all teams. The good news was that just one person will be eliminated this week. With Melissa Leong on a day away, Jock and Andy judged the dishes, and they are no longer allowed to share plates of food. The episode did 928,000, narrowly trailing The Voice all people, but outperforming it in the key demos.
Have You Been Paying Attention? followed with a welcome return for Mick Molloy. The episode did 815,000, the smallest audience this year, but one that easily enables the show to keep its average well above 800,000. It was also a timeslot winner with all ages.
Season two of Kinne Tonight launched with its best segment about how a wink can change a sentence. The episode did 372,000 after season one launched with 392,000.

ABC: Australian Story started with Adam Hills in his Melbourne carport studio introducing an episode about performers and COVID-19. The episode rated 656,000 after Roy and HG did 786,000 a week ago.
Four Corners looked at how fear and disease spread on the Ruby Princess with 646,000 watching.
Media Watch then did 648,000 followed by Q+A on 337,000.

SBS: An audience of 206,000 tuned in for Secrets of the Royal which examined culinary traditions with an episode on Royal Kitchens.

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