Q & A wins timeslot on strong night for ABC
Ratings: Nine wins Monday with The Voice & Lip Sync Battle, but ABC had a solid night making news.
Blind Auditions for The Voice managed a second win for Nine last night at 1.4m, with surprisingly strong numbers for the debut of Lip Sync Battle on 1.12m in preliminary numbers. While those will likely drop after being adjusted for the timeslot, they will still hold up well. And the show was strong in the Demos.
MasterChef also lifted for TEN last night, while ABC had a solid night including a timeslot win by Q & A and bribery allegations made by Four Corners.
Nine network won with 30.8% then Seven 23.9%, ABC 20.3%, TEN 20.0% and SBS 5.1%.
The Voice (1.4m) Nine News was (1.2m / 1.15m) for Nine then Lip Sync Battle (1.12m), A Current Affair (1.08m) and Hot Seat (687,000). Footy Classified was 286,000 in 3 cities and Two and a Half Men was 196,000 in 2 cities.
Seven News (1.03m / 964,000) was best for Seven then House Rules (868,000), Home and Away (742,000), Million Dollar Minute (534,000) and Wimbledon (524,000 / 359,000).
MasterChef (1.08m) returned to second place in its timeslot for TEN. The Project was 670,000 / 496,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 665,000, Have You Been Paying Attention? was 589,000 but Under the Dome was underwhelming on just 252,000.
ABC enjoyed strong audiences last night with ABC News (936,000), Four Corners (863,000), Media Watch (848,000), Australian Story (820,000), Q & A (797,000) and 7:30 (784,000).
On SBS ONE it was Pain, Pus and Poison (267,000), The Truth about Fat (208,000), SBS World News (183,000) and Death Row (172,000).
Neighbours led multichannels at 266,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 97,000 / 50,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 29 June 2015