Easy Monday win for Seven

Ratings: Reality weddings win their slot for Seven as Nine's food series slips to fourth in its slot.

Seven’s Bride & Prejudice, already casting for a 2019 season, was the big winner last night wrapping its season with a timeslot win that took the network to another victory.

Bride & Prejudice led until 9pm, averaging 699,000 viewers and only challenged by ABC’s double Australian Story & 7:30 on 647,000 and 639,000 respectively. Trailing them were The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds, Family Food Fight and 1947: the People’s Royal Wedding.

Once B&P ended ABC was in the front seat with Princess Margaret: The Royal Rebel at 573,000 (from 8:30pm), and Media Watch on 508,000 then God Friend Me, Murphy Brown, a movie on Nine and The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs.

Seven News, ACA and The Chase won their usual slots.

Seven network won Monday with 30.3% then Nine 25.8%, ABC 20.6%, 10 15.5% and SBS 7.8%.

Seven News as #1 for Seven with 939,000 / 930,000 then Bride & Prejudice (699,000), Home & Away (630,000), The Chase (534,000 / 342,000), and God Friended Me (419,000 / 316,000).

Nine News (927,000 / 921000) led for Nine then A Current Affair (767,000), Hot Seat (475,000 / 281,000), Family Food Fight (418,000), and movie: Quantam of Solace (327,000).

ABC News (698,000), Australian Story (647,000), 7:30 (639,000), Princess Margaret: The Royal Rebel (573,000), Media Watch (508,000), Q&A (384,000) and Doctor Who (243,000) comprised ABC’s night.

The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds (444,000) led for 10 then The Project (414,000 / 259,000), 10 News First (382,000), Murphy Brown (349,000 / 299,00) and Pointless (227,000). A repeat of How to Stay Married (153,000). Sports Tonight was just 66,000.

On SBS it was 1947: the People’s Royal Wedding (186,000), The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs (164,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (163,000), and SBS World News (141,000).

9GO!’s Big Bang Theory topped multichannels at 204,000.

Sunrise: 278,000
Today: 207,000
News Breakfast: 117,000 / 51,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 26 November 2018

16 Responses

  1. I dare say Junior Eurovision was barely a blip on the radar given its timeslot and seemingly very little promotion. Possibly also not helped that ABC gleefully tweeted the winner and Australia’s ranking hours before they put the show to air. No need to watch it!

  2. I always find it amusing when conservatives rail against the so called elites that are opposed to Trump,when Trump himself represents the ultimate elite,the ageing white male billionaire class.The ratings for Murphy Brown aren’t all that surprising because American scripted shows generally do not rate in this country anymore.

    1. Thank you so much for highlighting this point. I have been going crazy saying exactly the same thing for the past couple of years. I’m always surprised that the common man would vote for a rich white dude who couldn’t care less about them. PS I actually enjoyed the Murphy Brown reboot and will watch more.

    2. Just in case estherhoffman’s “conservative” comment was aimed at me personally – full disclosure: I’ve only ever voted for the ALP. But if anyone associated with Bill Shorten et al were to exhibit the kind of up-themselves rhetoric displayed by Candice Bergen and Diane English in that show, I’d consider changing to the other side. I don’t think it’s gonna happen ‘cos fortunately in Oz we have the Greens for that!

    3. Yet the Democrats held and won seats in the House where ever household income was over $US120k. Republicans did well where it isn’t. Trump isn’t of the working class, but he is implementing the policies they voted for.

  3. Having watched the first episode last night, I have to thank the embarrassing, cringe-worthy re-boot of Murphy Brown for explaining something to me that I, like many, have pondered for the last two years. Seeing those old self-styled “progressives” trot out their elitist view of the world finally brought home why so many ordinary – and otherwise normal – Americans voted for (and still support) Trump!

  4. No surprise at Murphy Brown numbers. In this day and age you’ve got to fast track. I’ve seen most of this season of MB on You Tube already.
    It’s heavily focussed on Donald Trump which gets boring very quickly.
    There could be some surprise in that the numbers, I thought would have been worse.

  5. Missed HyPBA last night. Hopefully it returns in late January rather than May. Can’t see any reason why it can’t cast and crew still get a well deserved two month break (longer than The Project for example which produces many more hours of content a year) and the radio regulars will be back on deck by then. Ten will be wanting it back ASAP….

      1. I see so the producers are consumed with other projects. I think I recall though Tom Gleisner saying last year he hoped for an earlier Return Of HYPBA. If HYPBA does not return early maybe Ten plans to air Hughesy We Have A Problem in the slot, not quite the same but still an amusing show with a similar audience which could build a following with time and solid lead ins.

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