Monday’s ratings enjoyed some solid audiences, if slightly inflated due to the end of a long weekend in Melbourne.
In the 6:30 battle between A Current Affair and Today Tonight, Nine won with 1.19m viewers over Seven’s 1.15m. Was it the appeal of a story on A Country Practice over Hey Dad? Was it Nine’s undermining of Seven’s story on Sunday night? Or was it the result of a long weekend? Melbourne viewers, which often lean towards ACA, gave Nine an edge of 111,000 and enough to take a national win. It also won in Sydney but by a smaller margin of 42,000.
Seven News had a solid win over Nine News as the top show of the night on 1.41m to 1.16m. Seven won in all cities with Perth’s massive gap continuing to give drive its national win.
But ABC News won the slot at 7pm with 1.09m over Home and Away (998,000), and The 7PM Project (798,000). Nine still isn’t playing a national schedule at 7pm.
My Kitchen Rules actually dipped to 1.37m but still beat Glee (1.01m), Two and a Half Men / $#*! My Dad Says (986,000 / 790,000), 7:30 / Australian Story (781,000 / 826,000) and Mythbusters (269,000).
Conviction Kitchen was another show to enjoy a boost with 1.03m viewers, over This is Your Life (796,000), House (701,000), Four Corners (598,000) and Man vs Wild (286,000).
Brothers and Sisters also won its slot with 776,000 over Q & A (635,000), Good News Week (527,000) and Frost On Parkinson (514,000).
Elsewhere 6pm With George Negus (449,000) and TEN Evening News (412,000) saw a more promising start to the week. Neighbours pulled 341,000 as the top show on multichannels.
After losing Sunday night to Nine, Seven won Monday.