ABC’s politically-themed night of programming proved to be a big drawcard for viewers last night, with Australian Story, Four Corners, 7:30 and Media Watch all drawing bumper crowds. Unusually, all of them landed ahead of ABC News -giving ABC a network share of 23%.
The first half hour of Seven News beat Nine News in Melbourne, with a decent lead in from The Chase, before Nine wrested it back at 6:30pm. Nationally, Nine’s second half hour was the strongest of any news numbers.
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Seven network won the night with 28.8% then Nine 26.2%, ABC 23.0%, TEN 16.7% and SBS 5.3%.
The X Factor (1.13m) topped the night for Seven then Seven News (1.07m /1.06m), Home and Away (831,000), The Chase (638,000 / 429,000) and What Really Happens in Thailand (512,000).
Nine News (1.07m / 993,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (988,000), The Block (951,000), House Husbands (752,000), Hot Seat (545,000) and Footy Classified (417,000).
Australian Story (1.05m) topped ABC’s night then Four Corners (994,000), 7:30 (970,000), Media Watch (908,000), ABC News (894,000) and Q & A (679,000).
The Project (698,000 / 484,000) led for TEN. TEN Eyewitness News was 584,000, Have You Been Paying Attention? was 565,000, TBL Families was 514,000, NCIS: New Orleans was 276,000 / 145,000.
On SBS it was The Wonder of Dogs (289,000), Cats Uncovered (286,000), Hunters of the South Seas (149,000) and SBS World News (134,000).
7TWO’s A Touch of Frost led multichannels with 276,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 97,000 / 56,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 21 September 2015