Networks lift as long weekend wraps

Ratings: The end of a long weekend holds positives for Seven, TEN and ABC, but in the end Nine wins.


A long weekend usually means soft Sunday figures and big Monday numbers -and that’s just the way most things played out over the last 2 days, with viewers settling in early for the working week.

Monday AFL helped drive up Seven News to 1.39m defeating Nine News on 1.23m.

Nine took the lead at 7pm with A Current Affair, despite the final episode for Stephen Peacocke on Home and Away and the return of Carrie Bickmore to The Project.

At 7:30pm MasterChef hit the front before Nine’s Married at First Sight grabbed it back at 8:30pm.

Meanwhile ABC also had some good numbers, especially for ABC News and Australian Story -the latter was second in its slot.

Nine network won the night, despite dipping on several shows, with 27.3% then Seven 26.3%, TEN 21.5%, ABC 19.7% and SBS 5.2%.

Seven News (1.39m / 1.2m) was big for Seven then House Rules (884,000), Home and Away (866,000). Revenge was 523,000 / 512,000, Million Dollar Minute was 410,000 in 4 cities and How to Get Away with Murder was 185,000. Talking Footy was 26,000 in 3 cities (92,000 on 7mate).

Nine News (1.23m / 1.17m) led for Nine then A Current Affair (1.02m), Married at First Sight was actually down on last week (971,000), Reno Rumble was in fourth (773,000) and Hot Seat (652,000). Footy Classified was 327,000 in 3 cities and Person of Interest was 179,000.

MasterChef Australia was 1.14m for TEN. The Project was strong at 719,000 / 572,000, Have You Been Paying Attention? enjoyed its best audience at 638,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 577,000 and Movie: Taken 2 was 269,000.

ABC News (942,000), Australian Story (933,000) and 7:30 (827,000) scored well for ABC. Four Corners was 773,000, Media Watch was 755,000 and Q & A was 644,000.

Michael Mosley: The Truth About Meat was 233,000 on SBS ONE followed by Simon Reeve’s Caribbean (218,000), SBS World News (164,000) and Death Row (152,000).

GO’s very own Big Bang was big enough at 280,000.

Sunrise: 270,000
Today: 220,000
ABC News Breakfast: 68,000 / 33,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 8 June 2015

7 Responses

  1. Media watch had an interesting piece about facebook being a source of news for many people rather than traditional media such as newspapers and even news websites and a further discussion about the new news service within facebook. The times are a changing….

  2. Hi David. What’s the magic formula for working out percentage share for the night from the actual audience figures. I realize that late night audience makes a difference but sometimes the percentages seem much bigger than warranted by people.

    1. The ‘magic formula’ for share is based on 6pm – midnight. It’s often deceptive to presume a winner is based on a few high ranking titles, especially when there are longer shows in play (the latter hold an audience for a long time but their average may drop the longer it airs). Never overlook the value of viewers from 10:30 – midnight.

  3. It’s a mystery to me that 7 and 9 win anything, their programs are truly awful. Looking at that lineup TEN wins hands down among the commercials for programs that have a bit of class about them.

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