The Project‘s interview with The Bachelor‘s Blake and Sam hit the mark for TEN scoring its best figures this year. Divided into two half hours the show scored 1.19m for 7pm and 793,000 for 6:30pm. Across the hour it was the biggest-ever audience for the TEN show.
Later in the night, Party Tricks had a good debut for TEN at 710,000 viewers given recent outings. Both shows helped to push TEN in front of ABC for Monday night -a rarity.
While Nine won the night in primary figures, Seven’s multichannels got it over the line in Total People.
Seven Network won the night with a 29.4% share then Nine 29.2%, TEN 19.9%, ABC 17.9% and SBS 3.8%.
Seven News (1.12m / 1.01m) was best for Seven then X Factor (1.06m), Home and Away (958,000), The Blacklist (945,000), Million Dollar Minute (616,000), Agents of SHIELD (489,000). The Goldbergs was 237,000 / 127,000.
The Block topped the night with an impressive 1.48m for Nine then Nine News (1.16m / 1.12m), A Current Affair (929,000), Big Brother (673,000), Hot Seat (619,000) and Big Bang (371,000 / 300,000).
The Project (1.19m / 793,000) topped TEN’s night followed by the debut of Party Tricks (710,000) -second in its slot. But the new drama had to rebuild from its lead in of Gold Coast Cops (698,000) and especially Territory Cops (575,000). TEN Eyewitness News was 657,000 and a refreshed Homeland returned with 307,000 / 208,000.
Australian Story (869,000) was best for ABC then ABC News (786,000), 7:30 (709,000), Four Corners (658,000), Media Watch (611,000), Q & A (514,000 / 56,000) and QI (401,000).
It was a tough night at SBS with The Island with Bear Grylls (198,000), Snowtrapped (138,000), SBS World News (124,000), Legally Brown (110,000) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (74,000).
7TWO’s Judge John Deed ruled multichannels at 306,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 62,000 / 50,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 6 October 2014