Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Gen in tough tussle, Paying Attention? dominates slot.

Ratings: TEN wins early evening slots, while Seven claims victory thanks to multichannels.

It was a brutal return for Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation last night landing third in its slot with 678,000 viewers on Nine.

TBYG drew almost universal praise on social media by those who commented, and the show fared better in the demos, third for the night. But MasterChef Australia ruled the slot with 805,000 viewers with House Rules gathering steam in second place on 740,000.

TEN’s Have You Been Paying Attention? topped the demos for Monday and its timeslot once again at 800,000, way out in front of Four Corners, The Big Bang Theory and The Mentor.

Nine News, ACA and The Chase won their slots.

Nine led in primary channels but Seven network won Monday with 27.5% then Nine 25.7%, TEN 21.5%, ABC 17.9% and SBS 7.3%.

Seven News (1.06m / 1.02m) was best for Seven then House Rules (740,000), Home and Away (690,000), The Chase (634,000 / 408,000) and The Mentor (379,000). The Resident was just 159,000. Talking Footy drew 86,000 on 7mate.

Nine News was #1 for Nine with (1.07m / 1.03m) then A Current Affair (884,000), Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation (678,000), Hot Seat (550,000/ 352,000), The Big Bang Theory (509,000). Footy Classified  was only 146,000 in 3 cities. 100% Footy was just 86,000 in 2 cities.

MasterChef Australian (805,000) led for TEN then Have You Been Paying Attention? (800,000), The Project (568,000 / 389,000), TEN Eyewitness News (464,000), Family Feud (363,000), Roseanne (281,000). Man with a Plan was just 143,000.

ABC News (740,000), 7:30 (601,000), Australian Story (588,000), Four Corners (530,000), Media Watch (511,000), Q&A (383,000) and Think Tank (232,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Elizabeth (255,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (216,000), Michael Mosley: Trust Me I’m a Doctor (205,000) and SBS World News (163,000).

Peter Rabbit hopped to the top of multichannels at 194,000.

Sunrise: 256,000
Today: 236,000
News Breakfast: 113,000 / 40,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 21 May 2018

24 Responses

  1. Watching TBYG, the thing I was reminded of is how brilliant Shaun Micallef truly is. Even when a segment is languishing or something’s not working, he can find a way to make it work. Very talented man.
    The only thing I’ll say is that I think they could have just added an extra team without needing to get rid of one. It felt a bit rough to think that “older” people just get sidelined, as though they don’t have anything to offer anymore.
    And as others have mentioned, I missed Amanda too.

  2. I hope they do not mess this show around, stay at the one timeslot. Welcome back TAYG. It was sooooooo funny. Then HYBPA was great too. Monday nights is comedy night. Leave it that way! Love it.

  3. How good are Mondays now with Your Gen then HYBPA? Comedy full & reality free! It’s great. Great of 9 to put Your Gen on at 7.30 too – i hope they don’t push it back to clash with HYBPA. Was almost like stepping back in time – same game sounds. Although I did miss Shaun’s “and we come, as we inevitably must, to the endgame”. Also missed Amanda

  4. Great to see Shaun and TBGY back again.
    Really enjoyed last night’s premier.
    Missing Amanda though.
    No “baby boomers this time around…Bob Downe or Judith Lucy would have been good as team captain.

  5. TBYG was always going to struggle in the ratings against two shows that are established and the main shows for Seven And Ten. Strange time slot .This type of show would normally air after 8:30

        1. Tuesday was also a regular slot – Shaun would sometimes drop subtle hints about viewers wanting to turn over to 7 for Packed to the Rafters after the final round was over

          Wednesday was more commonly home to Thank God You’re Here, again in the 7:30pm slot

    1. I hope they continue in this time slot. A nice point of difference from the usual 7.30 Monday reality-based programming and a nice lead in (albeit on another network) to HYBPA?

  6. I loved having Your Gen back on our screens.
    So good having Shaun doing what he does best.
    The new captains work well too, have always been a fan of Robyn’s work. Andy is Andy and wasn’t really familiar with Laurence but he is adorable.
    So far so good.

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