ACA and Love Child upstage The Briefcase

Ratings: Controversial reality show lands third in its slot, as Seven wins Monday.


You would have thought with Nine’s line-up last night it would all go their way, but TV audiences can be tricky to second-guess…. in the end the night fell Seven’s way.

Seven News won the early battle (thanks primarily to a whopping share in Perth) before A Current Affair‘s look into Nauru Detention Centre won its slot with 930,000.

At 7:30pm MasterChef Australia‘s 1.06m outranked House Rules (963,000) and the debut of The Briefcase (733,000) -Nine lost 200,000 viewers following ACA.

Around 8:30pm or so Love Child took the lead for Nine, just ahead of Have You Been Paying Attention?

Media Watch and Q&A were strong later, while a rescheduled Footy Classified drew its best ratings this year as viewers turned in to hear from Caroline Wilson.

Seven network won with 26.4% then Nine 25.2%, TEN 23.0%, ABC 20.4% and SBS 5.0%.

Seven News was #1 for Seven with 1.22m / 1.09m then House Rules (963,000), Home and Away (841,000), The Chase (755,000 / 452,000) and Roger Rogerson: The Devil You Know (577,000). Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders was 276,000.

Nine News (1.16m / 1.07m) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (930,000), Love Child (839,000), The Briefcase (733,000) and Hot Seat (637,000). Footy Classified was 322,000 in 3 cities and Amazing Medical Stories was 169,000 in 2 cities.

MasterChef Australia won its slot with 1.06m for TEN. Have You Been Paying Attention? was 773,000, The Project was 724,000 / 529,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 563,000, and NCIS: New Orleans was 298,000.

ABC News (855,000), 7:30 (794,000), Australian Story (762,000), Four Corners (683,000), Media Watch (671,000) and Q&A (649,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Michael Mosley: Trust Me I’m a Doctor (267,000), SBS World News (168,000), The Island with Bear Grylls (151,000). A Great Welsh Adventure was 65,000.

Peppa Pig was 268,000 leading multichannels.

Today: 340,000
Sunrise: 303,000
ABC News Breakfast: 100,000 / 40,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 20 June 2016

8 Responses

  1. The Briefcase has been spamming every single ad break on Channel 9 for the past two weeks. I think 700k would be disappointing for them given the mass amount of promos they’ve aired for it

  2. Surprised Ten were able to command the 7:30pm onwards timeslots (more or less), considering Nine’s new offerings.

    HYBPA was massive in Melbourne (for 8:30pm these days), beat Love Child.

    Yet Love Child was actually higher in Melbourne, despite the NSW production.

  3. It will be interesting to see if 7’s prime-time “investigation” series takes off. 2 this week (as a trial against State of Origin) & then at least another 1 advertised for next week.

    My guess is that 9 will advertise the hell out of ‘The Briefcase’ during the SoO match.

    1. I doubt it. Origin is top dollar for advertisers so nine would take those rather than promoting some rubbish show that will drop in ratings over time regardless of the level of promotion they do.

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