Hot Seat sets up Nine for Monday win


Nine had a string of timeslot wins on Monday thanks to Nine News, ACA, Married at First Sight and Hot Seat. 

Married at First Sight improved lightly on last week but the real star was Hot Seat‘s 730,000, it’s second best performance this year, overpowering Seven’s Million Dollar Minute (524,000). But it wasn’t all good news with Reno Rumble‘s 698,000 leaving it fourth in its slot.

Nine network won Monday with 29.3% then Seven 25.7%, TEN 20.7%, ABC 18.5% and SBS 5.8%.

Nine News (1.28m / 1.22m) topped the night. Next for Nine were Married at First Sight (1.12m), A Current Affair (1.09m), Hot Seat (730,000) and Reno Rumble (698,000). Footy Classified was 302,000 in 3 cities.

Seven News (1.03m / 1.01m) was best for Seven then Home and Away (796,000), House Rules (782,000), Revenge (590,000 / 512,000) and Million Dollar Minute (524,000). How to Get Away with Murder was just 150,000.

MasterChef Australia won its timeslot with 1.09m for TEN. TEN Eyewitness News was 678,000, The Project was 636,000 / 517,000, Have You Been Paying Attention? was 566,000 and Elementary was 226,000 / 122,000.

ABC News (892,000), Australian Story (749,000), 7:30 (737,000), Four Corners (659,000), Media Watch (612,000) and Q & A (540,000) comprised ABC’s evening.

On SBS ONE it was Michael Mosley: Should I Eat Meat? (283,000), Simon Reeve’s Caribbean (250,000), SBS World News (171,000). Snowden’s Great Escape was 114,000.

ABC2’s Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom led multichannels at 266,000.

Sunrise: 304,000
Today: 292,000
ABC News Breakfast: 73,000 / 41,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 1 June 2015


  1. Can someone please tell me the attraction to MAFS. This seems the worst of the current reality / observational shows, yet it is one of the highest rating. I just don’t get it.

  2. Very much prefer Million Dollar Minute over Hot Seat – Million Dollar Minute is a better quiz – Please keep it on the air 7 Network

  3. jezza the first original one

    Moider has been murdered in the ratings. Another disasterous import. I remember ch7 spriuking this like mad during the tennis and I got so fed up of the number of times I heard Viola say “how to get away with murder”. Now look at it after just 11eps and in a graveyard slot with just 150k, looks like the ch7 programmers heeded her advice with this show…

    • I don’t think the on-again off-again treatment and timeslot shifts have done it any favours. I only just realised it was on Monday nights, and I can’t be the only one. I thought my only job was to religiously check the TV guide every Tuesday!

  4. Elementary late on Monday seems a waste of new eps when Ten has so few on over and The Good Wife is on hiatus. Also means I’ll have a slot for The Witches of East End.

    How to… has had a spectacular plunge once they showed the actual murder and Seven took it for a few weeks.

  5. That would be the best $1,000 Nine has spent on Hot Seat. That is all the ‘winner’ walked away with. Elementary is floundering and I don’t think it will get many more viewers when it moves to Wednesdays from next week.

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