Next week TEN will announce its Upfronts with plenty of interest in whether Party Tricks will be renewed and clarify if Offspring is over. Presumably that’s a decision that has already been made, and based on industry chatter and producer comments it appears to be the most probable outcome.
But based on overnight ratings Party Tricks is not meeting the mark, last night at 430,000 viewers despite its 618,000 lead in. It is pulling around another 100,000 in Consolidated viewing and has its first season final next week.
No doubt Cup Eve in Melbourne, Daylight Saving and current viewer disinterest led to another night of soft numbers on Monday, resulting in just two titles clearing the one million viewer barrier.
Nine network won the night with 28.3% then Seven 27.9%, ABC 21.8%, TEN 17.5% and SBS 4.6%.
The Big Bang Theory (1.12m / 984,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (999,000) ahead of Nine News (930,000 / 929,000), Big Brother (671,000), Hot Seat (496,000) and 2 Broke Girls (405,000 / 280,000).
Seven News (1.02m / 945,000) topped Seven’s night then Home and Away (873,000), The Big Adventure (643,000), The Blacklist (626,000), Million Dollar Minute (506,000). Agents of SHIELD was just 306,000 and The Goldbergs was 171,000.
Australian Story continues to score for ABC amid few alternatives, pulling 868,000 viewers. Next for ABC were ABC News (750,000), Four Corners (740,000), 7:30 (707,000), Media Watch (638,000), Q & A (541,000 / 95,000) and QI (410,000).
Territory Cops again gave TEN its best figures for Monday at (618,000). TEN Eyewitness News was 589,000, The Project was 531,000 / 400,000, Gold Coast Cops was 522,000, Party Tricks was 430,000 and Homeland slumped to 156,000.
Michael Mosley: Should I Eat Meat? (281,000) was well ahead of other SBS titles The Island with Bear Grylls (173,000), SBS World News (109,000), Housos (97,000) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (90,000).
7TWO’s Judge John Deed (329,000) led multichannels.
ABC News Breakfast: 80,000 / 38,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 3 November 2014