Reality goes up as Seven takes Monday

Two reality shows improved on their performance last night, while a third managed to hold course.

Both My Kitchen Rules (1.36m) viewers and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here (757,000) were up on last Monday, while Married at First Sight (1.1m) was on par, only shedding 9,000 viewers.

It shows overall viewing for Reality TV is up, compared to last Monday.

Observational series Bride and Prejudice was also up, from 636,000 to 731,000, while House Husbands dropped slightly from 669,000 to 640,000.

But the viewers had to come from somewhere, with ABC hardest hit. Australian Story and Four Corners, in particular, lost ground.

Seven network won Monday with 33.3% then Nine 27.8%, ABC 17.3%, TEN 16.6% and SBS 5.0%.

My Kitchen Rules was #1 with 1.36m viewers for Seven then Seven News (1.04m / 990,000), Home and Away (809,000), Bride and Prejudice (731,000) and The Chase (613,000 / 392,000). Ramsay’s Hotel Hell was 315,000.

Married at First Sight (1.1m) was best for Nine then Nine News (1.01m / 1.01m), A Current Affair (903,000), House Husbands (640,000) and Hot Seat (475,000 / 285,000). Botched drew 280,000.

ABC News (778,000) topped ABC’s night followed by 7:30 (673,000), Media Watch (561,0000), Australian Story (544,000), Q&A (541,000) and Four Corners (478,000).

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here drew 757,000 for TEN. The Project was 571,000 / 345,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 533,000, Whose Line is it Anyway? Australia was 278,000, and Life in Pieces was 136,000 / 129,000.

On SBS it was Michael Mosley: Trust Me I’m a Doctor (199,000), Greece with Simon Reeve (178,000), SBS World News (151,000) and Undressed (57,000).

Neighbours was best on multichannels with 198,000.

Today: 294,000
Sunrise: 279,000
ABC News Breakfast: 91,000 /

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 20 February 2017 


  1. This series of House Husbands is the silliest ever. The scriptwriters must be making it up as they go along because there’s no continuity in the way the characters act week by week. This week a ‘brother’ came out of nowhere and went back to nowhere by the episodes end. If every character swapped partners for an episode for no reason and swapped back the next it’d make more sense than whatever went on in the previous three episodes.

  2. I am as guilty as anyone of being an Armchair Programmer but it really appears that Ten need something else other than I Am a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here. That show is doing quite well but the drop off immediately following is huge, losing 70% of its audience. Admittedly this is usually after 9:00pm but the drop off is so pronounced that it is unacceptable and they really need to invest in more original content. Perhaps the American dramas that are failing on Saturday nights could be re-positioned to weeknights to provide an extra stimulus. The cheap Foxtel hand-me-downs are doing them no favours at all.

    • Ur Comment makes no sence ..u say celebrity is doing well but then say it needs to b replaced because of the drop off .. obviously it’s the shows following that’s the problem .. the numbers they get at that prime time slot isn’t gonna get any better with any other show due to competition n channel 10 as a brand these days isnt seen on the same level as the other two channels unfortunately . I stil say bring bak big brother or celeb big brother .. trails n eating crap gets tired .. best part of show is the gossiping .. big brother has more potential to do more exciting task n twist

  3. The new format for Hot Seat does not appear to have improved it’s ratings. The Chase is consistently way out in front. Maybe Nine should replace Hot Seat or at least replace the unenthusiastic host.

  4. I’m wondering if drama numbers are down not only because we tend to watch them later (time shifted) but because people tend not to want to invest in 2 1/2 hours of straight viewing after watching reality TV. I personally only watch about an hour of TV at night (especially during summer and day light savings) and select my viewing around that. I’m finding though I am one of those time shift drama viewers and watch episodes later especially on those nights there is not a lot on. The reality offerings don’t interest me but good to see 10 and 9 nudging the competition so it’s a far more even playing field.

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