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.
ABC News Breakfast: 100,000 / 40,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 20 June 2016