Big Bang bests Monday
Ratings: Reality shows can't match scripted or news content as Nine takes the night and ABC scores good numbers.
Last night The Big Bang Theory topped the night with 1.22m for a premiere episode and 1.16m for a rerun. That was nearly double Seven’s Big Adventure (662,000) and TEN’s Gold Coast Cops (647,000). Viewers not attracted to any of those offerings headed to ABC and delivered some good results.
TEN’s Party Tricks lifted by 60,000 viewers, but there was a big gap from a decent lead-in this week. In a 9pm timeslot Seven’s Blacklist recorded its lowest-ever audience.
Seven’s multichannels helped it to close the gap somewhat but Nine network won with a 28.3% share then Seven 27.9%, ABC 20.9%, TEN 18.9% and SBS 4.0%.
Aside from Big Bang Nine’s other titles were Nine News (1.06m / 997,000), A Current Affair (873,000), Big Brother lifted from last Monday (702,000), Hot Seat (555,000) and Embarrassing Bodies (321,000).
Seven News (1.04m / 1.01m) was best for Seven then Home and Away (909,000), The Big Adventure (662,000), The Blacklist (593,000) and Million Dollar Minute (508,000). Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD was 300,000.
Australian Story (928,000) again led ABC then ABC News (832,000), 7:30 (810,000), Four Corners (687,000), Media Watch (604,000), Q & A (590,000 / 86,000) and QI (404,000).
Former Pay TV title Territory Cops had its first outing as TEN’s top show (670,000) followed by The Project (655,000 / 511,000), and Gold Coast Cops (647,000). TEN Eyewitness News was 600,000 and Party Tricks -despite the strong lead in- was 467,000. Homeland was just 194,000.
It was a quiet night on SBS with Global Weirding at 164,000, The Island with Bear Grylls (142,000), SBS World News (125,000), and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (85,000). Housos repeat was 64,000.
7TWO’s Judge John Deed led multichannels with a big 357,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 82,000 / 50,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 27 October 2014