The end of a long weekend (in 2 states yesterday) is generally good news in primetime as viewers bunker down for the working week, but bad news in breakfast TV as routines are disrupted.
And that’s pretty much what happened yesterday.
Married at First Sight was #1 and topped the demos at 1.36m viewers its best Monday outing this year.
My Kitchen Rules was next in its slot at 761,000, up on last Monday, then ABC shows third with 7:30 (620,000) and Australian Story (551,000).
Dancing with the Stars was fourth in its slot at 484,000 but rose to 526,000 for the elimination of Cass Thorburn, a lift for the latter portion.
Impacted by the long weekend Today fell to another all-time low in survey of just 163,000 viewers. Trends would suggest the slide is not yet over….
Sunrise led at 266,000. News Breakfast totalled 150,000 on two channels (102,000 / 48,000).
Nine network won the night with 33.3% then Seven 27.5%, ABC 17.4%, 10 15.6% and SBS 6.2%.
Seven News pulled 1.01m / 959,000. Home & Away was 636,000 then The Chase was 568,000 / 359,000 and Instant Hotel (280,000).
Nine News won its slot with 1.04m / 999,000 then A Current Affair (927,000), Bad Mothers (495,000), Hot Seat (492,000 /306,000) and Botched (191,000).
ABC News was 729,000 for ABC. Four Corners (605,000) and Media Watch (585,000) followed by Q&A (393,000) and The Drum (186,000).
The Project was 469,000 / 258,000 for 10 then 10 News First (439,000), Pointless (193,000) and The Graham Norton Show (155,000).
On SBS it was The Kennedys (185,000), Michael Mosley: Trust Me I’m a Doctor (164,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (162,000) and SBS World News (126,000).
9GO!’s Big Bang Theory topped multichannels at 154,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 11 March 2019.