Australian viewers sent networks a message last night: true crime still rates.
The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey won its timeslot with 1.02m viewers and scored handsomely in the Demos. It was a sweet pay-off for Nine after a gamble with a 20 year old mystery from the US -two factors that could have easily seen it fail. But fast-tracking the show paid off, with new circumstantial clues that supported its chosen narrative (complete with a whopping Disclaimer as the credits rolled).
Earlier The Block also won its slot, up on last Monday at 1.02m viewers. 7:30, Australian Survivor and Zumbo followed.
Nine network won Monday with 32.1% then Seven 25.2%, TEN 19.0%, ABC 18.5% and SBS 5.3%.
Seven News and ACA both won their timeslots.
The Block (1.02m) was best for Nine followed by The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey (1.01m), Nine News (973,000 / 965,000), A Current Affair (882,000) and Hot Seat (515,000). Killing Spree was 199,000 in 2 cities and Footy Classified was 178,000 in 3 cities.
Seven News was #1 for Seven with 1.06m / 1.00m then Home and Away (706,000), Zumbo’s Just Desserts (647,000), The Chase (628,000 / 404,000) and Mrs. Brown’s Boys (507,000 / 426,000). The Big Bang Theory was 219,000 / 204,000.
Australian Survivor drew 699,000 for TEN. Have You Been Paying Attention? was 682,000. The Project was 620,000 / 420,000. TEN Eyewitness News was 438,000.
On ABC it was ABC News (744,000), 7:30 (743,000), Australian Story (701,000), Four Corners (604,000), Media Watch (524,000) and Q & A (479,000).
24 Hours in Emergency (241,000 / 194,000) and SBS World News 152,000 ranked for SBS. But Richard Hammond’s Jungle Quest failed at just 56,000.
ABC2’s Kazoops! led multichannels with 247,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 79,000 / 60,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 19 September 2016