But it will go down as the night they were beaten by a repeat of The Big Bang Theory on Nine, exponentially at a fraction of the cost.
Seven’s reality series managed 649,000 viewers for the moment the winner was announced, and averaged 628,000 across its 2+ hour finale, a rise on recent episodes. Television has always been a gamble but unfortunately not every risk will pay off. Still, at least it didn’t sink below 500,000 again which would have equalled $2 a viewer. It’s highly unlikely we will see the show again.
Monday also saw ABC and TEN become more competitive, with 4 of 5 networks at 20% share or more.
Seven network won the night with 26.6% then Nine 26.2%, ABC 23.0%, TEN 20.0% and SBS 3.7%
Seven News (1.01m / 967,000) was best for Seven then Home and Away (882,000), The Big Adventure (649,000 / 628,000 / 628,000) and Million Dollar Minute (481,000). Agents of SHIELD was 247,000.
The Big Bang Theory (1.04m / 945,000) led for Nine then Nine News (1.02m / 1.02m), A Current Affair (926,000), Hot Seat (598,000), Big Brother (573,000) and 2 Broke Girls (322,000).
Australian Story (996,000) topped ABC followed by ABC News (890,000), 7:30 (880,000), Four Corners (792,000), Media Watch (719,000) and Q & A (647,000 / 52,000).
Gold Coast Cops (772,000 / 737,000) performed well for TEN. Territory Cops was 722,000 / 643,000 -both at season highs. TEN Eyewitness News was 628,000, The Project was 588,000 / 466,000. SVU was 350,000 and Homeland was just 124,000.
Tough night for SBS ONE with Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design (187,000), The Real Man’s Road Trip (137,000), SBS World News (128,000), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (99,000) and Housos (69,000).
7TWO’s Judge John Deed (335,000) led multichannels.
ABC News Breakfast: 71,000 / 46,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 24 November 2014