Ray Martin’s Julia Gillard: The Whole Truth interview won its timeslot at 1.19m viewers, which was 169,000 more than Sunday Night‘s interview with John Howard and managed a slight increase on its lead in of Nine News 6:30 (1.14m). Much of the interview was a free plug for her book.
That said, it’s important to note the shows were in different timeslots and different nights, finishing 90 minutes apart. At 7pm the number was equivalent to a well-performing episode of A Current Affair.
Nine network won Monday with a share of 32.8% then Seven 29.5%, TEN 16.5%, ABC 15.9% and SBS 5.2%.
The Block (1.28m) again topped the night. Nine News was 1.14m / 1.08m, Big Brother‘s first (cruel) eviction was 717,000 and Hot Seat was 543,000. Footy Classified was 209,000 in 3 cities. Arrow was 174,000.
The X Factor was best for Seven at 1.09m then Seven News (1.04m / 998,000), the season finale of Winners and Losers (993,000), Home and Away (980,000), Million Dollar Minute (533,000) and The Last Days of Brittany Murphy (496,000). Suits was 144,000.
TEN Eyewitness News was 612,000 for TEN. The Project was 527,000 / 420,000, Jamie’s Comfort Food was 453,000, NCIS was 436,000 and Under the Dome was 304,000.
ABC News (728,000) topped ABC then 7:30 (657,000), Brilliant Creatures (597,000), Foreign Correspondent (591,000), At the Movies (423,000) and QI (415,000).
On SBS ONE it was The Sixties (242,000), Insight (179,000), SBS World News (128,000) and Dateline (126,000).
GEM’s Midsomer Murders led multichannels at 314,000.
The Morning Show: 160,000 / 101,000
Studio 10: 58,000 / 34,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 23 September 2014