Viewers go for laughs over stats on Monday

Ratings: Have You Been Paying Attention? was the top entertainment show, but ABC did manage win one key timeslot.

Viewers were more in the mood for humour than being bombarded with stats last night.

Australia Talks (551,000) was no match for Have You Been Paying Attention? which won its slot  at 825,000. The latter topped the demos and was the most popular entertainment show of the night.

10’s show was also more than double Paramedics (388,000) The Rookie (331,000 / 287,000) on Nine & Seven respectively.

But ABC did win earlier with 7:30 on 634,000 ahead of The Amazing Race Australia (616,000), Australian Story (605,000) RBT (548,000) and Zumbo’s Just Desserts (393,000).

Seven network won Monday with 26.8% then Nine 24.9%, 10 21.4%, ABC 19.9% and SBS 7.0%.

Seven News was #1 with 969,000 / 936,000 for Seven then Home and Away (608,000) and The Chase (522,000 / 341,000).

Nine News (858,000 / 842,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (715,000). Hot Seat drew 415,000 / 257,000. Kings Cross ER was 246,000.

The Project pulled 497,000 /267,000 for 10. 10 News First (361,000), with Just For Laughs at 319,000 and Celebrity Name Game on 174,000.

ABC News (658,000), a delayed Q&A (313,000) and The Drum (178,000) also comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Who Do You Think You Are? (189,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (155,000), SBS World News (131,000) and 24 Hours In Police Custody (93,000).

The Bourne Ultimatum on 7mate led multichannels at 181,000.

Sunrise: 274,000
Today: 205,000
News Breakfast: 110,000 / 47,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 18 November 2019

15 Responses

  1. Unfortunately, bits of Australia Talks were discussed on News Breakfast, and I was dismayed by the slant imposed on the statistics. Shows that statistics can be used to promote any view if presented in a particular way.

  2. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of humour the stats were provided with. Thought that Australia Talks had a strong Project vibe, so interesting that they decided to put it up against one of 10’s strongest shows.

  3. I think Zumbo needs a third host, a comedian like Ed Kavale or Anne Edminson. It needs a bit of humour a little like British Bake Off has Noel Fielding,I’m not sure who but someone a little more looser, maybe Jane Kennedy or Marty Sheargold. Some creative casting would make it great.

      1. The show already feels lighter without Georgie. Now to do something about the increasingly repetitive nature of segments on the show. Clint Stanaway must be lured to Sydney to present sport. No phoning it in from Melb anymore

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