Nine’s unique strategy of coding Celebrity Apprentice as two shows again paid dividends last night with the “Challenge” landing 1.35m viewers last night, as the top show for Monday. Its other portion, labelled as “Monday” was 1.09m.
As the unlikely duo of Pauline Hanson and a returned Warwick Capper teamed up for a fashion parade challenge, Jason Coleman’s team lost the challenge. Tonight two from Team Unity will be fired.
Monday again proved to be a tussle with Seven and Nine, this week with Seven taking honours, and the ABC again beating TEN to the finish line. But it was last drinks for several of the public broadcaster’s feature shows.
Seven’s best for the night was The X Factor (1.32m) followed by Seven News (1.22m), Today Tonight (1.06m), Body of Proof (1.04m, Rpt: 604,000), Home and Away (1.01m) and Deal or No Deal (515,000).
The Big Bang Theory pulled 1.34m for Nine, Nine News (1.12m), ACA (982,000), The Mentalist (960,000), CSI: Miami (564,000) and Hot Seat (545,000). Today (374,000) also pipped Sunrise (364,000) yesterday.
ABC News (892,000) was best for ABC1 followed by Australian Story (800,000), Q & A (740,000), 7:30 (734,000), Media Watch (702,000), and Four Corners (689,000).
Junior MasterChef‘s Disneyland trip didn’t change the show’s fortunes, but on 661,000 it was TEN’s best for the night. Next was TEN News at Five (571,000), The Project (559,000), Undercover Boss and (505,000). Law and Order: SVU was 343,000 and Good News World 160,000.
Although it didn’t air last night a South Park episode managed 214,000 in preliminary ratings. This would suggest 214,000 were watching between 9 – 9:30pm when Man vs Wild was replayed. Given the show was pulled last week it’s quite an error. Housos was 200,000, with World News Australia (187,000), Kill Arman (which also didn’t air to 165,000) and William Shatner’s Weird or What? (141,000) followed. Skins was 96,000.
Neighbours topped multichannels with 338,000.
Seven won with 31.4% over Nine 28.4%, ABC 18.6%, TEN 16.7% and SBS 4.8%