Many viewers were wondering why Blind Date went so strong on the tawdry jokes last night, noting that a 7:30 show chose to have seniors joking about erections, others demonstrating twerking and references to farting, fannys and camel toes. Yikes.
But the biggest concern was that the contestants felt too scripted and over-egging it all, possibly after coaching from Game of Games. In the end the show debuted to 487,000, fourth in its slot. With episodes already in the can, is it even possible to address those points? Over to you, Gogglebox…
The Block won its slot at 1.00m and the demos followed by ABC and Seven shows including 7:30 and Emergency Call.
TEN had better luck winning its slot with Have You Been Paying Attention? on 769,000. The return of Wanted was next at 455,000 / 396,000 not quite matching Doctor Doctor‘s audience vacated last week. Four Corners and Piers Morgan followed with Nine dropping from 1st to 4th in its slot.
Seven News won its slot as did ACA and The Chase.
Nine network won Monday with 28.5% then Seven 26.5%, TEN 20.0%, ABC 17.9% and SBS 7.1%.
The Block was best for Nine at 1.00m then Nine News (965,000 / 956,000), A Current Affair (815,000), Hot Seat (472,00 / 287,00), and Serial Killer with Piers Morgan (388,000). Madness in the Fast Lane drew 96,000 in 2 cities and The Trade Table was 93,000 in 3 cities.
Seven News was #1 for Seven with 1.05m / 1.01m then Home and Away (670,000), Emergency Call (579,000), The Chase (574,000 / 344,000), Border Security (513,000) and Wanted (455,000 / 396,00).
Have You Been Paying Attention? won for TEN at 769,000 then The Project (564,000 / 320,000), Blind Date (487,000), TEN Eyewitness News (368,000), The Graham Norton Show (273,00), Pointless (216,000). In a new Monday slot of 10:45pm Sports Tonight drew 64,000.
ABC News (705,000), 7:30 (672,000), Australian Story (666,000), Four Corners (414,000), Media Watch (384,000), Q&A (329,000) and Doctor Who (319,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Britain’s Most Historic Towns (257,000), How to Lose Weight Well (200,000), SBS World News (158,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (166,000) and Rick Stein’s Taste of Shanghai (85,000).
9GO!’s Big Bang topped multichannels with 204,000.
News Breakfast: 118,000 / 46,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 15 October 2018.