TV Ratings September 12, 2021: The Voice reigns supreme with Grand Finale as Seven is #1 primary channel and network

The Voice

• Survivor’s Grand Finale plays well in the key demos as Hayley takes home $500k

Total TV Ratings for September 5, 2021

With the total TV ratings now in for September 5, there have been some impressive shifts across the board.

The Voice is now in the top spot with over 2 million viewers tuning in for the semi-final. This was an increase of 24% on the overnight ratings and saw it move past Seven’s and Nine’s news programming. The show was already the top entertainment program of the night. The Voice was also up 41% in the 25-54 demo.

The Block was up 22% to 1.726m for its episode that covered the cheating scandal and also featured the basement reveals. The show was also #1 in the 25-54 demographic with 861,000 viewers, up 27%.

Homicide: With Ron Iddles was up 20% to 1.064m viewers for its episode on the disappearance of Mandy Ahmadi.

 Australian Survivor was up 25% to 1.057m for its episode that saw Wai blindsided by George. And had 557,000 viewers in the 25-54 demographic, up 27%.

The Newsreader had the biggest shift in the top 30, going up 54% to 1.007m viewers. And was up 107% for 25-54’s. This was episode four of the series and featured reporter Dale working on location in the Melbourne CBD, not far from where the bomb went off outside the Russell Street Police Headquarters.

See more: TV Ratings September 5, 2021: Who said TV ratings were down? The Voice and The Block both over 1m

September 12 Overnight TV Ratings

• The Block has over 900k as Ronnie and Georgia steal the master ensuite win

Primetime News
Nine News 1,127,000
Seven News 1,113,000
ABC News 663,000
10 News First 285,000 (5:00pm)/ 274,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 189,000 (6:30pm) 161,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
Insiders 500,000
The Project 320,000 (6:30 pm)/446,000 (7pm)

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 259,000
Today 226,000
News Breakfast 195,000


Seven was the top primary channel (27.1%) and network (33.5%) last night thanks to a great performance in the ratings by The Voice, which ended its first season on Seven with 1.292m. The winner announcement had 1.383m viewers tuning in.

Bella Taylor Smith was named The Voice 2021 and took home $100,000 in prize money and also a recording contract with EMI Recorded Music Australia.

During the finale she wowed with her show-stopping final solo performance of Never Enough from The Greatest Showman.

After receiving the news from host Sonia Kruger, an emotional Taylor Smith said: “I really can’t believe it. I’m so thankful. I can’t wait to see what incredible things are ahead for me. I’m really grateful for you [coach Guy], for everyone who voted and for my beautiful family who I love.”

Homicide: With Ron Iddles followed with 592,000 viewers and covered the murder of Gina Rossato.


The final NRL finals game of round one saw the Parramatta Eels edge out the Newcastle Knights 28-22. The match had 517,000 viewers with 347,000 tuning in from Sydney.

The Block had 952,000 viewers as Ronnie and Georgia used their bonus point Gnome to help secure the win for the master ensuite judging.

Ronnie & Georgia 29
Josh & Luke 28.5
Kirsty & Jesse 26
Tanya & Vito 22.5
Mitch & Mark 22

It was a rare last place finish for the Faves Mitch and Mark as they upset the judges with a big shower and a small space for the rest of the bathroom.

60 Minutes then had 520,000 as the show aired reports from Tom Steinfort, Karl Stefanovic and Tara Brown.


The Project had 320,000 (6:30pm) and 446,000 (7:00pm) as the show covered the one million extra doses of Moderna that were secured for Australia and also spoke to Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.

Survivor had 785,000 viewers (923,000 for winners announcement) as Hayley was crowned Sole Survivor and won $500,000. The winner’s announcement was the top segment across all key demographics last night.

For the last Immunity Challenge, the final three Castaways, Flick, George and Hayley, stepped into a chamber complete with narrow pegs on the floor, and spikes on the ceiling. At intervals, the ceiling dropped, making it harder to stay in position. After four and a half hours, both the sunset and the precarious ceiling of spikes above them fell. 

George was the first to step off. At the five-hour mark, Flick was in unbearable pain and Hayley’s body started to shake. Unable to hold any longer, Flick dropped at 5 hours and 17 minutes. Hayley won Immunity and the advantage of deciding who she would be up against at the final Tribal Council.

Hayley believed Flick had secured more votes with the Jury, so George would be her safest bet. Hayley stuck to her guns and voted out Flick, leaving her to face George in the final Tribal Council. 

Both contestants made impassioned pleas for why they should earn the jury member’s votes and also answered questions from the jury about how they played the game. The votes were then cast and counted and Hayley secured all but two of the votes.

Hayley said: “I survived 48 days, I made massive blindsides and I was a physical beast out here. I’m proud of being able to come out here and play a really big strategic game. I didn’t want to hide in the shadows, I wanted to make big moves from the start, and I did that.


David Attenborough’s Global Adventure brought in 391,000 viewers to the public broadcaster before The Newsreader followed with 386,000 viewers for its fifth episode.


The top rating program on SBS last night was Inside Central Station with 243,000 veiwers.

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