All the media attention may have been on Guy Sebastian in Vienna, but in the end Euro-pop was no match for Australian drama.
Seven’s Catching Milat finale was the top performer on the night at 1.46m viewers, improving on it’s 1.39m a week earlier.
But SBS enjoyed a big primetime share as a result of Eurovision, with its primary channel audience eclipsing ABC. The Grand Final drew 592,000 in primetime (an improvement on 2014’s 476,000). But there were another bumper audience of 263,000 who had already watched Live at 5am.
Seven easily won the night while Nine had disappointments after its 6pm news.
Seven network was 33.9% then Nine 21.6%, TEN 18.7%, ABC 13.6% and SBS 12.1%.
Catching Milat 1.46m was #1 for Seven then Seven News (1.4m) and House Rules (1.07m). Castle was 339,000.
Nine News was strong at 1.3m but dived to 851,000 for Reno Rumble and 754,000 for 60 Minutes. The movie Horrible Bosses appeared to give up the rest of the night at just 258,000.
Masterchef had a narrow timeslot win at 1.08m for TEN then Modern Family (752,000 / 493,000). TEN Eyewitness News was 432,000, The Odd Couple was 347,000. FIA Formula One was 196,000 / 188,000 in 3 cities (82,000 on ONE).
After ABC News (901,000), Mapp and Lucia was 581,000, Poldark was 567,000, Compass was 370,000 and Top of the Lake was 260,000.
Eurovision Song Contest was 592,000 in primetime, given the result had been in the media all day. But another 263,000 watched it Live at 5am which was a big audience. SBS World News was 199,000, indicating just how many tuned in thereafter.
ABC2’s Ready Steady Wiggle was 219,000 on multichannels.
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 24 May 2015