New Seven and Nine shows were neck and neck on Monday and there were victories for both.
While The Block beat The X Factor, Seven’s Secret Daughter just pipped Hyde & Seek.
The Block pulled 1.07m for Nine ahead of The X Factor‘s 904,000 with Australian Survivor in 4th place on 684,000 but still performing with younger demos.
Seven’s new drama The Secret Daughter won its slot with 899,000 just ahead of Hyde & Seek (878,000) -both defied fears one would lose out in a head to head battle, pulling healthy launch numbers. Have You Been Paying Attention? scored third place with 684,000 and was strong in demos.
Earlier Seven News and ABC News both won their timeslots with 7:30 also high as the long weekend ended in some states.
Nine led in primary channel share but Seven network won overall with 28.7% then Nine 28.3%, ABC 19.6%, TEN 18.1 and SBS 5.3%.
Seven News was #1 with 1.18m / 1.13m for Seven then The X Factor (904,000), The Secret Daughter (899,000), Home and Away (725,000), The Chase (691,000 / 451,000) and The Big Bang Theory (330,000 / 257,000).
Nine News (1.11m / 1.07m) led for Nine then The Block (1.07m), Hyde & Seek (878,000), A Current Affair (706,000), Hot Seat (506,000) and Australian Crime Stories (489,000). Person of Interest was 206,000.
ABC News (870,000) was in front for ABC then 7:30 (823,000), Australian Story (778,000), Four Corners (631,000), Media Watch (572,000) and Q&A (495,000).
The Project led for TEN with 712,000 / 383,000. Both Australian Survivor and Have You Been Paying Attention? drew 684,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 583,000. The Odd Couple had 317,000 / 180,000.
On SBS it was 24 Hours in Emergency (210,000), Skies Above Britain (144,000), SBS World News (128,000) and Richard Hammond’s Wild Weather (120,000).
ABC2’s Charlie and Lola (285,000) was best on multichannels.
ABC News Breakfast: 91,000 / 30,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 3 October 2016