For the end of a long weekend, in at least 3 states, Monday was not a particularly high-rating night. Normally we might expect much higher figures than the 1.09m reached last night.
But the break from routine may have had some impact on the numbers, with Australian Story‘s profile on Garry McDonald proving to be the top rating non-news show of the night, at 1.05m viewers.
The Block also beat X Factor both in Total People and demos -perhaps the latter’s average was affected by its duration, not wrapping until 10pm.
Interestingly, 7mate’s Big Bang has taken no time to grab interest. GO’s head to hear 7pm edition (148,000) outranked 7mate’s (109,000) but then 7mate lifted to 204,000 and 217,000 for further outings.
Homeland made a modest return for TEN unable to hold the lead in from Have You Been Paying Attention?
Seven network won with 30.1% then Nine 27.3%, ABC 20.1%, TEN 17.2% and SBS 5.3%.
Seven News (1.09m / 1.02m) topped Seven’s night followed by The X Factor (948,000), Home and Away (752,000), The Chase (628,000 / 447,000) and What Really Happens in Thailand? (474,000). How to Get Away with Murder was just 157,000.
Nine News (1.07m / 1.06m) led for Nine then The Block (1.02m), A Current Affair (969,000), House Husbands (690,000), Hot Seat (581,000) and CSI (349,000 / 196,000).
Australian Story (1.05m) won its timeslot for ABC then 7:30 (910,000), ABC News (866,000), Four Corners (746,000), Media Watch (656,000) and Q & A (531,000).
The Project (620,000 / 445,000) was best for TEN. Have You Been Paying Attention? was 578,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 558,000, TBL Families was 531,000 and Homeland was just 208,000.
On SBS it was The Wonder of Dogs (254,000), Cats Uncovered (146,000), Hunters of the South Seas (146,000) and SBS World News (130,000).
7TWO’s A Touch of Frost led multichannels with 294,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 90,000 / 45,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 5 October 2015