Lukewarm Monday a sign of things to come

2013-11-26_0950It’s as if audiences -and networks- have already switched to summer content.

Last night only news and factuals managed to pip the magic million.

Seven network share was 28.9% then Nine 27.1%, ABC 22.0, TEN 17.4% and SBS 4.5%.

Seven News was (1.13m) for Seven then Highway Patrol (1.11m),  Today Tonight (1.08m), Home and Away (997,000), Air Rescue (930,000), Bones (814,000), Million Dollar Minute (502,000). Scandal was 351,000.

Nine News topped the night at 1.15m for Nine then The Big Bang Theory (996,000 / 873,000 / 736,000), A Current Affair (899,000), 2 Broke Girls (721,000), Hot Seat (579,000) and Two and a Half Men (514,000).

ABC News (882,000) led ABC1 followed by Australian Story (880,000), Four Corners (847,000), 7:30 (772,000), Media Watch (697,000) and Q & A (573,000), most of which were season finals.

TEN Eyewitness News (648,000) was the sole TEN show in the Top 20. Others ranked as follows: The Project (568,000), Modern Family (495,000), Homeland (393,000), New Girl (346,000), The Simpsons (322,000) and Blue Bloods (262,000).

Engineering Giants (234,000) was best on SBS ONE then Guts (176,000), World News Australia (105,000), The Dales with Ade Edmondson (98,000) and Legally Brown (95,000).

Neighbours led multichannels with 307,000.

Sunrise: 354,000
Today: 317,000
ABC News Breakfast: 57,000 / 39,000
Wake Up: 24,000

The Morning Show: 172,000
Mornings: 129,000
Studio 10: 25,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 25 November 2013


  1. hannigans_heroes

    My problem with Wake Up is Mathison, he just isn’t likable at all and something always seems very forced about him. There’s a false, almost arrogant nature to his humour and presenting style that is a real turn off.

    The Circle should have never been cancelled.

  2. maxxdude – I disagree about Sam Mac as Ten need to use him more and more. If Wake Up goes to him more and more, people may tune in. But they just ain’t using him

  3. A shame The Project didn’t rate higher. It will brilliant last night.

    Time for Ten to wave bye bye to James Mathison. I have tried very hard to stick with Wake Up but it is an absolute snorefest.

  4. Bring on Summer — POIx2, The Mentalist, Psych, Borgen, Prisoners of War, Foyles War, Suits S3 (listed for next Tuesday)!

    TBBT eps were all listed as repeats in printed, online and EPGs. Obviously saving an ep and hoping people would tune in regardless.

  5. I have been giving Wake Up a go but find myself drifting back to Sunrise more and more. Particularly this morning, when I turned on Wake Up and there were people dressed up as pirates and talking with pirate voices to advertise a new game . . . I just wanted to see if there was any interesting news, so flicked over to 7 instead . . .you’re losing me Wake Up . .

  6. David,
    I tend to agree with your sentiment. I have felt that most offerings in the last month have not been worthwhile. There are a couple of shows that interest me, but I am mostly using ABC, SBS for docos and some Lifestyle from 7two add TAR, Greys and new Mentalist on for summer people switch to other modes if they want ‘new’ content from US shows or enjoy the summer nights.

  7. @poida I agree with you about the creepy factor of James Mathison. Can’t watch him at all…He & Sam Mac need to go…Cmon Ten listen to your audience.

  8. Wasn’t one of those Big Bangs meant to be new last night? They were all repeats.

    Any wonder new episodes don’t rate like they used to when Nine show them as its too hard to follow when a new one might air!

  9. Wake Up needs a lot of work currently it is pretty rubbish. Hopefully these terrible ratings encourage Boland to take a few more risks over the coming months.

    Adding a new presenter or 2 would do this show a world of good!

  10. Last night episode of The Project with the cast of Anchorman 2 was brilliant. They were in a bigger studio with easily 4 times the usual audience and it was great. Definitely deserved more than 568k.

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