Yesterday was a public holiday in Melbourne, still home to television’s biggest audience, so there were lifts for a couple of extra shows such as Australian Story, TEN Eyewitness News and even Neighbours.
But not everybody got the lift where they needed it the most.
Seven network won the night with a share of 32.1% then Nine 31.6%, ABC 19.2%, TEN 13.8% and SBS 3.3%.
My Kitchen Rules was #1 with 1.73m viewers then Seven News (1.21m / 1.1m), Home and Away (972,000), Revenge (806,000), Million Dollar Minute (478,000) and How I Met Your Mother (398,000 / 214,000).
The Block (1.28m) was best on Nine then Nine News (1.24m / 1.2m), Love Child (1.16m), A Current Affair (1.09m), Hot Seat (645,000). Footy Classified was 310,000 in 3 cities.
Australian Story (896,000) did well for ABC1 then ABC News (863,000), 7:30 (853,000), Four Corners (805,000), Media Watch (741,000) and Q & A (593,000).
TEN Eyewitness News scored a decent 688,000 followed by The Project (588,000 / 370,000 6:30pm), Modern Family (517,000), The Bold and the Beautiful (451,000), Bondi Rescue (451,000) but Secrets and Lies was 366,000 with new viewers struggling to now jump into its mystery set-up. Modern Family at 6pm was 241,000 and Blue Bloods was 233,000.
It was tough times at SBS with World News Australia on 160,000, Stephen Hawking’s Future Universe (149,000), Housos (138,000) and Idris Elba: King of Speed (93,000).
Neighbours topped multichannels at 330,000.
The Morning Show: 175,000
Studio 10: 49,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 10 March 2014