Real Full Monty reveals Sunday win for Seven

Seven’s Real Full Monty special drew a bum-per crowd of 1.03m viewers last night and plenty of praise on social media.

The special fronted by Shane Jacobson for awareness of Bowel Cancer was the top-rating entertainment show last night, beating Australian Ninja Warrior -at a season high of 974,000 viewers- and MasterChef Australia on a strong 872,000 viewers. While the latter topped tehe younger demos, Ninja was first in 18-49 and 25-54 viewers.

Lee Lin Chin’s classy final SBS World News bulletin scored 222,000 viewers, around 100,000 above usual figures, and also drew an emotional reaction on social media.

Both Sunday Night and 60 Minutes remain flat, at 590,000 and 561,000 respectively.  ABC’s Jack Irish was also down.

Seven network won the night with 33.7% then Nine 28.7%, TEN 16.7%, ABC 14.3% and SBS 6.5%.

Seven News was #1 for Seven with 1.18m viewers then The Real Full Monty (1.03m), Sunday Night (590,000) and Crime Investigation Australia (270,000).

Nine News (1.1m) led for Nine then Australian Ninja Warrior (974,000) and 60 Minutes (561,000). Killer Women with Piers Morgan was just 250,000.

MasterChef Australia (872,000 / 800,000) was best for TEN then The Sunday Project (409,000 / 249,000), TEN Eyewitness News (311,000), Bondi Rescue (227,000) and Sports Tonight (148,000).

ABC News drew 618,000,  Jack Irish was 611,000 and Grand Designs NZ pulled 484,000 on ABC. A War on Waste repeat was 217,00 and F***ing Adelaide was 143,000.

SBS World News drew 222,000 viewers then Ewan & Colin McGregor: RAF at 100 (189,000), First Civilisations (185,000) and Secrets of the Long Haul Flight (91,000). The Tour de France final was 84,000.

7mate’s movie Deadpool easily topped multichannels with 259,000 viewers.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 29 July 2018.


  1. With today’s announcement about Bull returning next week, it looks like Sports Tonight is being bumped an hour. It is embarrassingly low, but I’m hoping Ten can persist & find a good slot for it like they did with Paying Attention. Maybe it would get better results airing with the late news on weekdays. Wonder if it will ever return? On a separate note, surely Masterclass shows should be airing on Sundays instead of Thursdays, or did it only rate on par with the other episodes because it’s the last one?

    • The last MasterClass of the year is always popular because it involves judges cooking against one another and then against the top 2 or 3 contestants. It always pulls a big audience.

  2. Not sure of MasterChef’s numbers but given it was number 3 last night…Ten must be disappointed with only 2 nights left and with House Rules grand final tonight, MasterChef will only have one clear night (Tuesday) for a large audience.

  3. Don’tt mean to be all hate but everyone I talk to agress the full monty was a lil disappointing and underwhealing . A big build up for a minute and a half dance routine . Kinda lame

    • It’s a valid view. I only gave 2.5 stars which to me lacked enough for a 2hr special. It’s really designed for the live experience, but TV does get the message across effectively. It didn’t help the preview denied me the showstopper, not a good experience when you are about to write a review. But I’m happy to acknowledge viewers embraced it all.

      • Surely you must have known they weren’t going to show what people were expecting at the end….the full monty. I liked the whole storyline and that was what it was all about. Get the message out with some humour.

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