Monday’s Oscars broadcast will not go down as one of the most memorable, overwhelmed by controversy and political causes that got in the way of celebrating a year of celluloid. Yes a lack of diversity needed to be acknowledged, but the politics was overkill and in the US ratings fell to a near all-time low.
In Australia the Live broadcast numbers were 398,000 Live (late night repeat was 243,000) up on 2015’s 361,000 (248,000 repeat). At least for Australia it will go down as our biggest haul ever thanks to the craft wizards at Mad Max. Bravo.
Meanwhile 7flix is off to a sluggish start, drawing a mere 0.7% share -on par with SBS2- with You Me and Dupree (31,000) and Once Upon a Time (25,000) its best titles last night.
That didn’t stop Seven network from another convincing win with 32.0% then Nine 24.7%, ABC 19.8%, TEN 19.1% and SBS 4.3%.
My Kitchen Rules (1.47m) was best for Seven the Seven News (1.01m / 965,000), Home and Away (887,000), Downton Abbey (813,000) and The Chase (623,000 / 354,000).
Nine News (1.01m / 954,000) led for Nine followed by A Current Affair (883,000), Australia’s Got Talent (657,000), Hot Seat (580,000) and The Farmer Wants a Wife (496,000). The Academy Awards drew
ABC News (885,000) was best for ABC then Australian Story (799,000), 7:30 (794,000), Media Watch (582,000), Four Corners (564,000) and Q & A (551,000 / 61,000).
I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here was 713,000 on TEN. The Project was 599,000 / 466,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 508,000 and CSI Cyber was 416,000 / 290,000.
On SBS it was Trawlermen (158,000), Michel Mosley: Don’t Worry Be Happy (157,000), SBS World News (99,000) and Bear Grylls: Mission Survive (94,000).
Shaun the Sheep topped multichannels but missed an Oscar win with 227,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 100,000 / 43,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 29 February 2016