Nine wins Monday, as Pilot Week pushes for a crowd.

There were some big wins but big switch-offs last night with Seven, Nine, TEN and ABC all in front at various times.

The Block lorded over the 7:30 timeslot at an impressive 1.01m viewers and topped the demos. It was miles in front of Australian Survivor on 666,000, 7:30 on 597,000, Australian Story on 591,000 and Dance Boss down again at 447,000. Seven’s struggling show will wrap next Tuesday.

Have You Been Paying Attention? then hit the front at 747,000, beating Doctor Doctor, Four Corners and Gordon Ramsay on Seven. But around half of TEN’s audience did not stick around for Drunk History which averaged 367,000. Social media feedback was positive, but some just did not find the concept amusing at all (including questions about the inclusion of alcohol).

Seven News, ACA and The Chase won their slots while ABC was leading from around 10pm.

Nine network won the night with 29.5% then Seven 25.2%, TEN 20.4%, ABC 17.2% and SBS 7.6%.

Seven News was #1 was 1.07m / 1.03m for Seven then Home and Away (730,000), The Chase (648,000 / 400,000), Dance Boss (447,000), Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back (279,000) and The Single Wives (131,000).

The Block (1.01m) was best for Nine then Nine News (985,000 / 959,000), A Current Affair (886,000), Doctor Doctor (684,000) and Hot Seat (539,000 / 331,000). Footy Classified was 165,000 in 3 cities. Dr. Christian Jessen Will See You Now was 99,000 and 100% Footy was 45,000 both in 2 cities.

Have You Been Paying Attention? drew 747,000 for TEN then Australian Survivor (666,000), The Project (533,000 / 328,000), TEN Eyewitness News (400,000), Drunk History (367,000), Pointless (270,000) and Disgrace! (123,000).

ABC News (743,000), 7:30 (597,000), Australian Story (591,000), Four Corners (463,000), Media Watch (459,000), Q&A (356,000) and Think Tank (231,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Inside Windsor Castle (304,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (205,000 / 186,000) and SBS World News (150,000). The Chef’s Line drew 71,000.

ONE’s NCIS topped multichannels with 186,000.

Sunrise: 280,000
Today: 241,000
News Breakfast: 117,000 / 50,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 20 August 2018

20 Comments:

  1. It was a good episode of Doctor, Doctor last night, I was almost ready to pull the plug on it, but it got me hooked in again. It was a bit of bizzare casting though, having Vince Colosimo be cast as Nicole DeSilvas father. I think he’s around the same age as me, so he would have still been in high school when she was born.

  2. I’d watch NCIS repeats over “reality” or pilot week any day of the week. I forgot about Inside Windsor Castle, otherwise I would’ve watched that too.. I’m a 37-year old male, before I get called an old fuddy-duddy.. I’m just a fuddy-duddy.

  3. thedirtydigger

    David that seems to be quite a short series for Dance Boss? What’s that make it – 8 episodes in total ?
    Perhaps Seven have quietly , ahem , “abbreviated” the episodes to still go to air ?
    Or in the words of an old panel beater , “cut and shunted” the remaining number of episodes into a shorter period of time to basically get them the hell outta here.
    As for the comment by Nightmoves, very droll sir.

    • What’s rubbish is your claim. Not cool. So I’m the one who makes one comment about something that’s been mentioned lots in articles/websites recently (I virtually never comment on breakfast TV) and suddenly I’m attacked for doing so? Unbelievable.

        • Woah, where on earth did these comments come from? I wasn’t even remotely talking about the wonderful fundraiser. I was talking about The Today Show’s ratings, which has been brought up by many in past weeks, on what was a big, heavily promoted day. I’m entitled to mention it, David posted the ratings freely here.

        • Agreed as well. There is a time and a place for the usual pro-7 / anti-9 comments. It all gets a little tiresome, but even more so when a good cause is involved.

  4. Loved Drunk History!
    Annoying it started 10mins late -it was already on late enough! What’s the drop off usually after HYBPA?
    Looking at twitter comments and the negative ones are a drop in the ocean compared to the vast majority of positive ones, you’re always going to have some haters…

    • security guard

      I’m not sure if the people developing projects for Aussie TV understand the local audience? In a country lampooned for being ‘drunks’ we don’t really like holding the mirror up…

    • Me too! Absolutely hilarious. Great pairing with Have You Been Paying Attention. This could build if they’re patient with it. I imagine it would also do well on tenplay.

      Re the drinking image, hooray to see Australians as happy drunks again, not the violent, aggressive, steroid fueled w*nkers they’ve become in recent times.

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