Viewing numbers were down again last night with many Melburnians enjoying Cup Eve, resulting in all entertainment shows under the magic million.
The X Factor has hit another all-time low of 603,000 viewers at the same time as News Corp speculates the show may not return in 2017. Seven defends that the numbers do not reflect the quality of the show. Last night more viewers watched Media Watch than X Factor, which finished third behind 7:30. That also impacted on The Secret Daughter, down to 694,000.
Four Corners won its slot last night for ABC at 711,000, beating all the commercial competition with its story on salmon farming. For real.
The Block won its slot as usual with Hyde & Seek also down on last week, now at 576,000. TEN’s quiz show Have You Been Paying Attention? was another victim of the public holiday eve and a soft lead-in, but buoyant in the demos.
While Nine led in primary channels, Seven edged ahead thanks to multichannels with 28.7% then Nine 28.4%, ABC 20.0%, TEN 18.1% and SBS 4.8%.
Seven News was #1 with 1.01m / 1.00m for Seven then Home and Away (711,000), The Secret Daughter (694,000), The X Factor (603,000), The Chase (593,000 / 373,000) and The Big Bang Theory (434,000 / 276,000).
The Block (918,000) led for Nine followed by Nine News (890,000 / 885,000), A Current Affair (775,000), Hyde & Seek (576,000) and Hot Seat (524,000). Australian Crime Stories was 301,000.
ABC News (731,000), Four Corners (711,000), 7:30 (702,000), Australian Story (697,000), Media Watch (608,000) and Q&A (452,000) comprised ABC’s night.
Have You Been Paying Attention? (573,000) was best for TEN. The Project was 489,000 / 324,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 420,000, All Star Family Feud was 324,000 and Life in Pieces was 306,000 / 186,000.
On SBS it was The Supervet (189,000), The Supervet: Bionic Stories (145,000), and SBS World News (128,000). Matthew Evans For The Love of Meat was just 68,000.
GO’s Halloween movie Addams Family Values led multichannels with 239,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 86,000 / 48,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 31 October 2016