Seven, Nine neck and neck on Monday.

Ratings: The Block, X Factor, Secret Daughter and Hyde & Seek all draw solid crowds.


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.

Today: 297,000
Sunrise: 278,000
ABC News Breakfast: 91,000 / 30,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 3 October 2016

11 Responses

  1. X-Factor is down stubstancally from last year. It did 1.5m, this only got 900k. Sure the amount of people watching FTA (as opposed to Foxtel and Streaming Services) is decreasing but a 600k drop is a greater then average year-to-year drop.

  2. I watched both.

    I preferred The Secret Daughter (as did more viewers, according to the overnight ratings) because it wasn’t as ‘convoluted’ or hard to follow.

    I am not saying Secret Daughter is brilliant either.

    Surprised with the ratings for X Factor, it’s usually always been over 1m.

  3. Had a busy night last night so gave up with all the primary channels and stuck to Grey’s Anatomy. Caught up with The X Factor this morning and really enjoyed it. Will hope to check out the new Aussie Drama’s later in the week.

  4. Watched Hyde & Seek live, storylines are all over the place. Seems like its going to be hard to follow.

    Watched a recorded Secret Daughter afterwards, and it’s 45 minutes of my life I will never get back. Worst Australian Show in the history of Television. Even worse than Yasmins Getting Married.

    1. Thought hyde and seek was all over the place too. Going to give it another episode and we haven’t seen deborah lee furness yet but I’m not sure.

      Still haven’t watched the secret daughter yet and not sure I will.

  5. It would seem that with a fragmented viewing audience and the rise of streaming services where viewers choose to watch whatt hey want when they want is impacting the TV ratings, however many younger people appear to not even watch much television as they seek entertainment from other means. So the singing shows are not as appealing as they might have been.
    Personally I find the over promotion of shows generally puts me off, them, as I see them repeatedly ad nauseum, even when I am skipping them on my PVR.

  6. Given the Olympics were used as a platform to promote X Factor and Secret Daughter, I think the results for these two shows are underwhelming. They were third in key younger demographics and appear to have drawn a huge chunk of their audience from over 55’s. Seven deliberately reformatted X Factor to attract a younger audience and it failed.

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