All the Reality drama of Monday
Ratings: Tears on the X Factor, clashes on TBL Families, but in the end they were eclipsed by bees.
Reality TV mentors turned on the drama last night with Chris Isaak fighting back tears of joy for his X Factor act, Cyrus Villanueva and TBL Families coaches in a publicised war of words.
The X Factor managed a cool 1.00m viewers for Seven but lost to The Block. TBL Families promos resulted in a solid lift from 499,000 to 607,000, a rare lift above The Project.
In the end they were each eclipsed by Australian Story at 8pm with a story about beehives.
Meanwhile Tracy Grimshaw’s Oprah interview won its slot while at breakfast Today had some of its best Monday numbers in a long time, eclipsing Sunrise.
There wasn’t much splitting Seven and Nine primary channel shares last night -just 1% in Seven’s favour, but it was stronger in multichannels once again.
Seven network won with 30.1% then Nine 26.1%, ABC 20.5%, TEN 17.8% and SBS 5.6%.
Seven News (1.03m / 1.01m) was best for Seven then The X Factor (1.00m), Home and Away (767,000), The Big Bang Theory (681,000 / 492,000 / 419,000) and The Chase (620,000 / 408,000). Grey’s Anatomy was 193,000.
Nine News (1.01m / 1.07m) led for Nine then A Current Affair and The Block (both 1.02m), Hot Seat (542,000) and Married at First Sight UK (508,000). CSI was 260,000 / 205,000.
Australian Story was strong at 1.03m for ABC then 7:30 (935,000), ABC News (916,000), Four Corners (726,000), Media Watch (633,000) and Q & A (485,000).
Have You Been Paying Attention? which was tops for TEN with 686,000 viewers. TBL Families was 607,000, The Project was 546,000 / 430,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 492,000. Homeland was 220,000.
On SBS it was Dogs: Their Secret Lives (258,000), Rise of the Machines (191,000), Worst Place to Be a Pilot (183,000) and SBS World News (132,000).
ABC News Breakfast: 101,000 / 38,000
A Touch of Frost on 7TWO led multichannels at 271,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 26 October 2015