Ninja Warrior, Wimbledon score on Monday.
Ratings: Ninja lifts on 2018 season debut but Ash Barty's knockout at Wimbledon pipped in network share.
Sporting-related events drew kept viewers hooked on Monday.
Australian Ninja Warrior returned to 1.01m viewers which will doubtless have Nine smiling. So far this year, Nine’s 7:30 schedule appears to be unstoppable, with The Block still to come.
The show topped older demos and was up on 2018’s 929,000 where it debuted on a Sunday.
That was ahead of MasterChef Australia (606,000), Back Roads (554,000), House Rules (543,000) and 7:30 (539,000).
Have You Been Paying Attention? drew 598,000 and led the younger demo.
Meanwhile Ash Barty’s knockout at Wimbledon saw it average up to 520,000 across Seven / 7TWO. From 9pm it was leading viewing on Seven, plus a separate figure of 328,000 viewers for the early portion on 7TWO.
Although Nine led in primary channels, Seven network won Monday with 31.0% then Nine 28.8%, 10 17.2%, ABC 15.6% and SBS 7.3%.
Seven News was #1 with 1.08m / 1.07m then Home and Away (693,000) and The Chase (649,000 / 396,000).
Nine News drew 986,000 / 978,000 for Nine then A Current Affair (888,000) and Hot Seat (605,000 / 332,00). In select cities were Footy Classified (89,000), 100% Footy (60,000).
The Project was 484,000 / 307,000 for 10 then 10 News First (388,000), a Kinne Tonight replay (262,000) and Celebrity Name Game (260,000).
ABC News (628,000), Four Corners (525,000), Media Watch (475,000), Q&A (323,000), The Drum (181,000) comprised ABC’s other shows.
On SBS it was Medicine or Myth? (146,000), Great American Railroad Journeys (143,000), SBS World News (135,000) and Tour de France (115,000).
News Breakfast: 106,000 / 37,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 8 July 2019.