Australian Ninja Warrior managed to stop MasterChef Australia from a night of ratings glory, with 1.54m viewers for Nine topping 1.3m for The Winner Announced on TEN.
An average of 1.12m viewers watched the bulk of the grand final, well down on 2016’s 1.88m for The Winner Announced and 1.75m for the rest of its finale.
But TEN managed to land ahead of Seven for the night in both network and primary channel share, while the finale impacted other shows across the night.
Seven’s only timeslot win was for The Chase with Nine News and A Current Affair both winning slots.
Nine network won Monday with 31.7% then TEN 25.9%, Seven 22.0%, ABC 16.1% and SBS 4.3%.
Australian Ninja Warrior was #1 with 1.54m then Nine News (1.12m/ 1.09m), A Current Affair (1.06m), Here Come the Habibs! (682,000) and Hot Seat (573,000 / 331,000). Footy Classified was 193,000 in 3 cities.
MasterChef Australia (1.3m / 1.12m) was best for TEN then The Project (623,000 / 402,000), Have You Been Paying Attention? (583,000), TEN Eyewitness News (478,000) and Family Feud (395,000).
Seven News (1.07m / 1.05m) led for Seven then Home and Away (723,000), The Chase (658,000 / 429,000), Highway Patrol (559,000 / 556,000) and Movie: The Bourne Supremacy (359,000).
ABC News (752,000), Australian Story (621,000), 7:30 (582,000), Four Corners (571,000), Media Watch (569,000) and Q&A (368,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Michael Mosley: Meet the Humans (145,000), SBS World News (130,000), 24 Hour in Emergency (124,000), River Cottage Australia (121,000) and Mutiny (69,000).
Shaun the Sheep shot to the top of multichannels at 226,000.
News Breakfast: 99,000 / 51,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 24 July 2017