If the battle was close in primetime last night it was anything but at Breakfast time.
Yesterday the Today show pulled an impressive 372,000 viewers, its third biggest audience of the year. That was a huge 83k over Seven’s Sunrise (289,000). It follows another week won by Nine’s show, albeit not adding directly to weekly share.
While The Voice had its final Blind Audition it was the lowest so far, with MasterChef second in its slot. That gap will likely narrow from here. House Rules lifted on last Monday while the Seven Year Switch reunion may have been missed by some of its audience.
ACA also pulled out its second best audience this year, with a report on comedian Russell Gilbert.
Nine network won with a share of 27.9% then Seven 27.3%, TEN 19.7%, ABC 18.2% and SBS 6.9%.
The Voice was #1 with 1.19m for Nine then Nine News (1.15m / 1.13m), A Current Affair (1.09m), Hot Seat (631,000) and Soundbreaking (415,000). Footy Classified was 134,000 in 3 cities.
Seven News drew (1.14m / 1.05m) for Seven followed by House Rules (801,000), Home and Away and Seven Year Switch (both 785,000) then The Chase (760,000 / 487,000). Castle wrapped with 299,000 / 188,000.
MasterChef Australia was best for TEN with 919,000. Have You Been Paying Attention? was 715,000, The Project was 656,000 / 556,000 and CSI: Cyber was 290,000.
ABC News (796,000), 7:30 (631,000), Media Watch (593,000), Australian Story (574,000), Q&A (554,000) and Four Corners (512,000) comprised ABC’s Monday.
On SBS it was Greece with Simon Reeve (334,000), Michael Mosley: Trust Me I’m a Doctor (316,000) and SBS World News (196,000). What’s the Catch with Matthew Evans was 120,000.
ABC2’s Octonauts topped multichannels at 306,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 94,000 / 55,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 23 May 2016.