The Blacklist tops Monday, but Homeland sinks.

Ratings: Seven's new drama scores 1.5m viewers while TEN gets a lesson in the importance of lead-ins and promotion.

2013-09-23_2304Two fast-tracked US dramas went head to head last night but there was only one winner: The Blacklist. 

It topped the night with 1.56m viewers for Seven while Homeland sank to just 443,000 for TEN due to no lead in. Maybe its audience had already seen the leaked online premiere or took advantage of TEN’s generous live streaming yesterday afternoon? That’s being optimistic.

Seven network share won with 35.2% then Nine 25.7%, ABC 20.95, TEN 14.3% and SBS 3.9%.

Following The Blacklist for Seven was The X Factor (1.52m), Seven News (1.3m), Today Tonight (1.09m), Home and Away (958,000), Million Dollar Minute (629,000) and Scandal (605,000). Mistresses was 263,000.

Nine News (1.23m) led Nine then A Current Affair (1.04m), Big Brother (970,000), Hot Seat (614,000) and The Amazing 80s (465,000).

Clive Palmer on Australian Story (1.02m) was best for ABC1 followed by ABC News (947,000), 7:30 (879,000), Four Corners (697,000), Media Watch (676,000) and Q & A (446,000).

TEN Eyewitness News (665,000) was TEN’s best performer then The Project (571,000), Homeland was 443,000. The Simpsons 348,000 outranked A League of their Own (327,000) -both lower then The Bold and the Beautiful (423,000).

World News Australia (214,000) was best for SBS ONE. The Secret World of Pain was 153,000, Legally Brown was 145,000 and The Spin was 138,000.

Neighbours led multichannels with 342,000.

Sunrise: 360,000
Today: 293,000
ABC News Breakfast: 62,000 / 35,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 30 September 2013

57 Responses

  1. I’m sorry about the news about Homeland and Ten. I’m not totally shocked it didn’t go well on a Monday. Because it usually isn’t their night. Also moving a show can be very risky. Although I wonder if it’ll pick up. I fear not.

  2. i wonder if the blacklist last long when x factor finishes soon will the ratings last long ten & lets hope when they put back ncis & la back on wednesday to face up against agents of shield & hostages from 7 & 9

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