Local content rules, Seven wins Monday.

Ratings: TEN's local comedy is thumping Big Bang, in another sign viewers prefer home-grown telly.

Just how strong is local content over imports? Very.

Take a look at Monday’s rankings and you’ll find just 1 title in the top 20 that was not Australian-produced: a Canadian doco screened by Four Corners.

Meanwhile a new episode of Big Bang is being thumped by the local jokesters of Have You Been Paying Attention?

At 7:30 True Story won with 1.03m ahead of House Rules (1.02m) and MasterChef (839,000) with Habibs at 638,000.

Around 8:40 Have You Been Paying Attention? took honours at 805,000 over Wanted‘s 759,000 -its best this season-, Four Corners‘ 548,000 and Big Bang on just 446,000.

Earlier Seven News won its slot as did A Current Affair, in one of its better episodes this year.

Without Tony Jones hosting, Q&A took a dip at ABC.

Seven network won Monday with 30.6% then Nine 25.4%, TEN 20.8%, ABC 17.3% and SBS 6.1%.

Seven News was #1 with 1.22m / 1.11m for Seven then House Rules (1.02m), Home and Away (784,000), Wanted (759,000), The Chase (724,000 / 463,000) and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares (373,000).

Nine News (1.06m / 1.05m) led for Nine then True Story with Hamish & Andy (1.03m), A Current Affair (960,000), Here Come the Habibs (638,000), Hot Seat (568,000 / 343,000) and The Big Bang Theory (446,000 / 352,000). Footy Classified was 168,000 in 3 cities. Botched was 141,000.

MasterChef Australia (839,000) was best for TEN then Have You Been Paying Attention? (805,000), The Project (605,000 / 429,000), TEN Eyewitness News (535,000) and Family Feud (415,000). Life in Pieces drew 229,000 and Prison Break slumped to a paltry 70,000.

ABC News (826,000), Australian Story (664,000), Four Corners (548,000), Media Watch (517,000), 7:30 (512,000) and Q&A (397,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was 24 Hours in Emergency (211,000), SBS World News (146,000) and Dr. Christian Will See You Now (132,000).

Shaun the Sheep showed off again with 234,000 topping multichannels.

Today: 289,000
Sunrise: 274,000
News Breakfast: 100,000 / 63,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 19 June 2017

23 Responses

  1. Re TBBT – I think too many have lost interest not only because of the 30+ repeats available each week but due to inconsistent on and off type programming with Nine waiting for new episodes. Those of us fed up have gone elsewhere and watched them all – second half of the season is better than what it has been for the last few years and just wait for the last episode (which the way Nine is going won’t air for a while yet).

    New episodes should have always been on a regular night at the same time each week, every week for the whole season – and not followed by a repeat from 5 episodes ago. It would still be doing decent figures if they kept it on regularly and at the same time all season.

    Once a draw card for Nine, new episodes now barely do better than repeats.

  2. So happy to see the numbers for HYBPA growing steadily and how good was last night…yet again. Nothing like poking fun at yourself including having ‘to sell Sam Pang back to SBS’!

    1. it was good the only bit i didnt like was when they had a spoiler for wentworth as one of the questions i havent seen that episode yet and i am sure there are others that havent yet either

    2. HYBPA could further increase its audience if it did something about the captioning. Live captioning makes this style of program unintelligible and unwatchable.

      Hearing impaired viewers of live-captioned ABC shows (such as The Weekly, Mad As Hell) get repeat screenings with fixed/synced captions. I’m not sure it’s appreciated the huge difference this makes.

      HYBPA also has repeats screenings later in the week…with the same crappy captions. The only time I recall them being fixed was when they had to remove something someone said. As it is, trying to watch this show with an HI viewer in the family, means it just ends up being turned away.

        1. David, thanks for the COTW in the newsletter, and for passing it on. Captions on Friday night’s HYBPA repeat were better than I’ve seen them in the past, but still live-captioned. Since then I’ve checked out various other Ten network shows (Shark Den, Bondi Rescue, Masterchef, Family Feud)…they all get proper captions.

          My original comment was intended to highlight that shows that are live/have fast turnaround (necessitating live-captioning) should really have those captions fixed up for the enc^h^h^hrepeat screenings! (And as @tvf suggests, it’s not just a Ten network issue.)

          Will have to keep an eye out for the next captioning standards review to raise this as an issue. Oh, and making captions a requirement on catch up services!

      1. Does have HYBPA air live? I haven’t watched it but had the impression it didn’t air live. So if its not aired live then why is it live captioned. I’ve noticed other shows that are live captioned but aren’t airing live such as insight. Surely if a show is not airing live something should be done to do the closed captions in advance.

        I am not hearing impaired but I do having the captions on when available because its handy at times in dramas where people speak so fast or mumble you can’t understand what they are saying. I never use live captioning because its terrible. There are many errors in closed captions that it would be difficult at times for someone who is hearing impaired to follow what’s going on. There are people unlike me who really rely on closed captions and they need to be better.

          1. It seems like a broader issue than ten though. As per my previous post tens not the only one that does it. Maybe its something to do with the turnaround time between when filmed and aired?

  3. Am enjoying Wanted.
    The storyline is pretty ordinary but the two lead characters are really good, especially Geraldine Hakewill as the naïve, neurotic Chelsea. She is definitely a rising star.
    The interplay between the two is one of the best features, along with their road trips through some truly stunning landscapes.
    Dean O’Gorman is also excellent here.

  4. Of course local content did well – that was all that was on offer on the main channels between 6pm and 9:30+, except for The Big Spam Theory and SBS which not many people watch anyway.

    If you stack the deck with spades then that is what people will tend to pick.

  5. what on earth did they expect with prison break, honestly, was too late to begin with. As for TBBT, I gave up with it last year, miss an episode you have 3 other channels to catch it on, not worth investing the effort

      1. Damned if do / don’t. Programmers can’t leave under-performing shows in timeslots that drag down the share. Readers note this with regularity. A better question is why did TEN wait to launch the show, but I’m told they wanted to see how it performed in US. That said, the reboot has been disappointing.

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