Media Watch pips Mentor debut on Monday

Ratings: The Voice is still sitting in third place in the demos. Seven wins Monday.

ABC’s Media Watch last night won its slot at 573,000 ahead of The Mentor debut (489,000), Lip Sync Battle (350,000) and a 1990 movie on TEN (309,000 from 8:30pm).

But in the all-important reality battle it was again My Kitchen Rules in front on 1.33m viewers up on last Monday’s 1.25m. The Voice averaged 911,000, down on last Monday’s 930,000 and Bachelor in Paradise at 666,000 was down slightly on 676,000. Nine’s talent show is still travelling third in the demos behind its competition.

A Current Affair had a strong night with a tale of a 12 year old on the loose in Bali. At 950,000 it was the second highest episode this year.

7:30 was best for ABC outside of its 7pm news, and a royal doco scored best for SBS.

Seven network won Monday with 31.5% then Nine 26.3%, TEN 17.8%, ABC 17.2% and SBS 7.2%.

My Kitchen Rules was #1 for Seven with 1.33m then Seven News (1.06m / 1.04m), Home and Away (765,000), The Chase (572,000 / 342,000), The Mentor (489,000).

Nine News (980,000/ 966,000), A Current Affair (950,000), The Voice (911,000), Hot Seat (496,000 / 295,000) and Lip Sync Battle (350,000).

Bachelor in Paradise (666,000) was best for TEN then The Project (575,000 / 376,000), TEN Eyewitness News (452,000), Family Feud (327,000) and movie: Pretty Woman (309,000).

ABC News (753,000), 7:30 (593,000), Australian Story (576,000), Media Watch (573,000), Four Corners (513,000), Q&A (385,000) and Think Tank (231,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Elizabeth (275,000), Michael Mosley: Trust Me I’m a Doctor (220,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (206,000) and SBS World News (135,000).

ABC KIDS’ Peter Rabbit hopped multichannels with 201,000.

Sunrise: 265,000
Today: 242,000
News Breakfast: 91,000 / 49,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 23 April 2018

21 Responses

  1. I love Media Watch with Paul Barry. But I must say that Media Bites with Paul Barry is akin to Lee Lin Chin doing those bizarre comedy routines for Eurovision et al at SBS. Stick to your day jobs people. News and Comedy are very different things (unless handled by experts).

  2. I wonder if the combination of The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon might have had an impact against MKR rather than that tired old chestnut, The Voice. I’m slightly annoyed at Nine for once again bumping TBBT and YS. Those decision types must think the internet hasn’t been invented yet.

    1. Having my boss involved in business mentoring and knowing a bit about it myself, The Mentor was a very dumbed down version of what goes on obviously made for commercial FTA TV. Those into business aren’t going to be attracted to the show while most of the general TV audience will not relate to it.

  3. Media watch deserves to be number 1.great show. Ive been watching it for many years.remember it was them that uncovered the cash for comment scandal with Laws and Jones. Ive found them to be a very honest show. They constantly criticize their own ABC shows as well

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