ABC News continues to rise, last night reaching 1.2m viewers because commercial networks are all offering lightweight alternatives in the same timeslot. It’s a trend we’ve seen before especially when Reality shows dominate the 7pm slot.
Seven Network won Monday night with 30.4% then Nine 27.3%, ABC 21.8%, TEN 15.9% and SBS 4.5%.
The X Factor (1.38m) was again #1 for the night, with Seven’s other shows: Seven News (1.28m), Today Tonight (1.02m), Home and Away (971,000), GCB (638,000 / 516,000), Deal or No Deal (534,000) and Up All Night (258,000).
Nine News (1.24m) was best for Nine then ACA (1.1m) and Underbelly: Badness (1.03m). Big Brother was 987,000, Hot Seat was 622,000, Gordon Behind Bars was 323,000. Footy Classified was 197,000 in 3 cities.
ABC News reached 1.2m viewers last night, again winning its timeslot. Also for ABC1 were Australian Story (1.02m), 7:30 (917,000), Four Corners (902,000), Media Watch (787,000), Q & A (696,000), Paralympics highlights (355,000) and Lateline (308,000).
TEN News was 758,000 for TEN. Can of Worms was 561,000, Modern Family (544,000), Don’t Tell the Bride (515,000), The Project 6pm was 420,000 and the finale for The Shire was just 237,000.
Test Your Brain (301,000) topped SBS ONE followed by Mythbusters (234,000), World News Australia (158,000) and Shameless (98,000).
7TWO’s Waking the Dead was best on multichannels with 293,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 46,000 / 42,000