ABC’s Monday night line-up dissecting a week of political turmoil drew bumper audiences last night pushing the network to second place in primary channel share. In contrast Seven was punished with its reality dance finale which petered out in fourth place.
The Block won its slot with 1.09m viewers and topped the demos. 7:30, Australian Survivor, Australian Story and Dance Boss followed -only around 250,000 were watching when a winner was declared. SBS lost a its audience when Body Coach began at 8:30.
From around 8:45 Have You Been Paying Attention? won its slot with 801,000 but Four Corners was close on 779,000 then Doctor Doctor on 639,000.
By 9:30 the combination of Media Watch and a very fiery Q&A continued ABC’s might until around 11pm.
Seven News, ACA and The Chase won their slots.
Nine network won Monday with 28.8% then Seven 23.5%, ABC 22.1%, TEN 19.8% and SBS 5.8%.
The Block was #1 for Nine with 1.09m viewers then Nine News (1.03m / 1.01m), A Current Affair (840,000), Doctor Doctor (639,000) and Hot Seat (549,000 / 348,000). Footy Classified was 175,000 in 3 cities, Dr. Christian Jessen Will See You Now was 91,000 in 2 cities and 100% Footy was 45,000 in 2 cities.
Seven News (1.07m / 1.01m) was best for Seven then Home and Away (633,000), The Chase (620,000 / 384,000) and Dance Boss (349,000 / 264,000). Life Sentence debuted with 102,000.
ABC News (810,000), Four Corners (779,000), Media Watch (738,000), 7:30 (702,000), Australian Story (638,000), Q&A (525,000), and Think Tank (235,000) comprised ABC’s night.
Have You Been Paying Attention? (801,000) led for TEN then Australian Survivor (674,000), The Project (560,000 / 304,000), Pointless (267,000) and Street Smart (242,000). The Graham Norton Show repeat was just 91,000.
On SBS it was Empire of the Tsars (223,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (166,000), SBS World News (140,000), and Body Coach (98,000). The Chef’s Line was 56,000.
ABC KIDS topped multichannels with Noddy Toyland Detective on 183,000.
News Breakfast: 119,000 / 45,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 27 August 2018