Australian Idol on Channel 7
Dylan Wright

Ratings | Australian Idol on Channel 7 hooks 1.84 million

Australian Idol on Channel 7 – Australian Idol sings for Seven. Grand Finale hooks 1.84 million, 2024 season up 5% year on year.

The Seven Network’s blockbuster 2024 season of Australian Idol ended on a high note last night, with part two of the Grand Finale reaching 1.84 million Australians on Channel 7 and 7plus.

The crowning of Dylan Wright as this year’s winner pulled in an average national total TV audience of 955,000, up 2% on the 2023 Grand Finale and the biggest audience ever for an episode of Australian Idol on Seven.

Part one of the Grand Finale on Sunday night drew an average audience of 891,000 and reached 1.98 million, as Dylan, Amy Reeves and Denvah Baker-Moller sung it out for a recording contract with music industry giant Sony Music Entertainment Australia and $100,000 in prize money.

Across its full 2024 season, Australian Idol reached 10.8 million people. Its average total TV audience was 922,000, up 5.3% on 2023.

This year’s season broke voting records and was a smash hit across social media, reaching 20 million people and generating 60 million impressions and 3.5 million engagements across all @AustralianIdol accounts.

Seven’s Chief Content Officer, Entertainment Programming, Angus Ross, said:

“Two decades after Guy Sebastian won the very first season, Australia’s love affair with Australian Idol is still strong and it remains great family entertainment.

“This year’s season was one of the best yet, thanks to our amazing judges Marcia Hines, Kylie Sandilands and Amy Shark, our great hosts Ricki-Lee and Scott Tweedie, and our incredibly talented contestants from all around the country.

“Congratulations to Dylan and a massive thank you to everyone who worked so hard on camera and behind the scenes to make Australian Idol such a success,” he said.

Produced for Seven by Eureka Productions, Australian Idol will return to Channel 7 and 7plus in 2025.

Australian Idol on Channel 7 and 7plus – full season available on 7plus

Australian Idol on Channel 7

Australian Idol on Channel 7
Dylan – Australian Idol (image – Seven)

About the Show

Idol is calling. Australian Idol returns Monday, 29 January. This is where stars are made: welcome to Australian Idol!

Twenty-one years after Guy Sebastian pipped Shannon Noll to become Australia’s first Idol, the international star-making sensation returns to Seven and 7 and 7plus for a second big season on Monday, 29 January.

Radio king Kyle Sandilands and TV WEEK Logie Award winner and acclaimed singer Amy Shark will be joined by a new judge: Australian Idol OG and pop legend Marcia Hines. The trio will traverse the country to find the next Guy, Casey or Royston.

Set to be the toughest season yet, with only room for the best of the best, the judges are looking for the complete package: a singer with the sound and style to woo the nation.

Excited to be unearthing Australia’s next singing superstar, Marcia is looking for a strong, pure and melodic voice “that makes the hairs on your body stand up,” regardless of the genre. 

The celebrated singer is also looking forward to re-joining Kyle and Amy on the judges’ desk following her guest judging role on the series last year. 

“I consider Kyle a good friend and Amy is one-in-a-million and a real individual, without trying to be. Also, Kyle’s a Gemini, Amy’s a Taurus, and I’m the Cancerian in the mix and those three star signs get along very nicely.”

Returning to the Idol judges’ desk for his sixth season, Kyle admits there’s no definitive formula for the ultimate performer, but they have a presence and energy that’s hard to ignore: “The ultimate performer is someone that you admire for their talent, and they’ve got a little swagger or a pizzazz about them that just makes them stand out from the crowd.”

Amy added:

“I’m usually blown away if someone can potentially showcase their personality, voice, style and direction in the space of 10 minutes and leave me wanting more. If I want to learn more about you, I’m interested.”

During their audition, contestants will be on the hunt to score a Golden Ticket to progress to the next round, but with just 30 Golden Tickets across the whole auditions, only the most talented performers will claim their coveted spot in the Top 30.

A global success since 2001, the Idol franchise has launched the celebrated careers of Aussie hitmakers including Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Matt Corby, Ricki-Lee, Anthony Callea, Stan Walker, Casey Donovan and Courtney Act.

International music icons Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert also launched their brilliant careers on the Idol stage.

Australian Idol is hosted by multiplatinum-selling, ARIA Award nominated singer-songwriter Ricki-Lee – who was discovered on Australian Idol in 2004 – and internationally renowned entertainment presenter and former E! host Scott Tweedie.

Media Release – Seven

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