While Nine was a comfortable winner in primary channels last night, it was a closer finish in network shares, thanks to the strength of Seven’s multichannels.
At 1.13m viewers, A Current Affair had its fourth-strongest episode this year, helping Hotplate return to 902,000 viewers.
Meanwhile a strong night for ABC, especially with ABC News and Australian Story, saw TEN’s Spelling Bee slip to fourth place last night. Q & A‘s also marriage equality debate lit up social media.
In the end Nine network won -just- with 27.6% then Seven 27.3%, ABC 21.7%, TEN 17.6% and SBS 5.8%.
Nine News (1.2m / 1.18m) led for Nine then A Current Affair (1.13m), The Hotplate (902,000), House Husbands (813,000) and Hot Seat (639,000). Footy Classified was 260,000 in 3 cities.
Seven News (1.08m / 1.07m) led for Seven followed by Highway Patrol (837,000), Home and Away (785,000), Motorway Patrol (708,000), Ramsay’s Hotel Hell (551,000), Million Dollar Minute (495,000) and The Blacklist (355,000). Talking Footy was 13,000 in 3 cities (121,000 on 7mate).
ABC News (912,000) topped ABC followed by Australian Story (886,000), 7:30 (811,000), Media Watch (688,000), Four Corners (678,000) and Q & A (640,000).
The Great Australian Spelling Bee was 662,000 on TEN. The Project was 650,000 / 526,000. TEN Eyewitness News was 599,000, Have You Been Paying Attention? was 536,000 and NCIS: N.O. was 222,000.
On SBS it was The Island with Bear Grylls (263,000 / 240,000), World’s Best Diet (260,000), and SBS World News (145,000).
7TWO’s A Touch of Frost ruled multichannels at 304,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 95,000 / 49,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 17 August 2015