Nine managed a lift for its Live to Air final for Australia’s Got Talent with 908,000 tuning in for the moment 14 year old Fletcher Pilon was announced as winner. The bulk of the show drew 761,000 which was up on recent numbers sitting under 600,000.
But it was also well down on 1.39m / 1.17m who viewed the 2013 final when it last appeared on Nine, and wraps a disappointing season. It did however manage to boost the finale for The Farmer Wants a Wife at 707,000 -another under-performing title for Nine this year.
MKR‘s 1.42m was nearly double AGT‘s final and Downtown Abbey won its slot with 872,000.
The first outing for All Star Family Feud drew 648,000 as the best outing for TEN.
Monday numbers were also impacted by the end of a long weekend in some cities.
Seven network won with a 32.6% share then Nine 26.5%, ABC 18.3%, TEN 17.4% and SBS 5.2%.
My Kitchen Rules topped the night with 1.42m viewers for Seven then Seven News (1.1m / 1.04m), Downton Abbey (872,000), Home and Away (842,000) and The Chase (620,000 / 401,000). Castle was 264,000.
Nine News (1.04m / 999,000) was best for Nine then Australia’s Got Talent (Winner: 908,000 / Final: 761,000), A Current Affair (836,000), The Farmer Wants a Wife (707,000) and Hot Seat (549,000).
ABC News (838,000), Australian Story (785,000), 7:30 (748,000), Media Watch (476,000), Q&A (470,000) and Four Corners (456,000) comprised ABC’s night.
All Star Family Feud was best on TEN at 648,000. The Project drew 633,000 / 450,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 611,000, and CSI Cyber was 354,000 / 321,000.
On SBS Secrets of the Brain was 266,000 then Flying to the Ends of the Earth (188,000), SBS World News (115,000) and Bear Grylls: Mission Survive (95,000).
Shaun the Sheep sure was best on multichannels at 233,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 82,000 / 55,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 14 March 2016