Breakfast TV booms

Ratings: Sunrise, Today & News Breakfast all pulled huge audiences on Monday.

Breakfast Television numbers boomed on Monday.

News Breakfast hit another new record on ABC, Today and Sunrise both drew their biggest audiences in some three years.

Sunrise: 379,000
Today: 314,000
News Breakfast: 187,000 / 114,000 (total 301,000)

At 6pm numbers were also huge with Seven News was #1 with 1.23m / 1.21m ahead of Nine News 1.19m / 1.17m, their best weeknight numbers in two years.

Married at First Sight (1.12m) 7:30 (911,000), Australian Survivor (736,000 a 2020 high), and from 8pm Australian Story (681,000) and My Kitchen Rules (508,000).

ABC News (955,000) was ahead of A Current Affair (890,000) and a new early edition of The Latest (649,000).

Later Media Watch (585,000) led ahead of a Nine News special (570,000), Four Corners (520,000)

Nine network won Monday with 30.0% then Seven 25.0%, ABC 21.5%, 10 17.1% and SBS 6.4%.

Hot Seat drew 571,000 / 371,000 for Nine. Footy Classified drew 137,000 in 3 cities and  100% Footy was 98,000 in 2.

The Chase was 603,000 / 387,000 for Seven. A Seven News special at 9pm was 316,000 in 4 cities.

Q&A was 563,000 for ABC and The Drum was 237,000.

The Project was up for 10 at 623,000 / 423,000 -its best numbers since 2018- at 10 then 10 News First (571,000 / 380,000 their best numbers since 2017), and Hughesy We Have a Problem (333,000).

On SBS it was SBS World News (192,000), Michael Mosley: Eat, Fast And Live Longer (175,000), Planet Expedition (146,000),  Mastermind (96,000) and Michael Mosley: Medical Mavericks (95,000).

Bluey again topped multichannels at 303,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 23 March 2020

17 Responses

  1. Great to see lifts on 10 with The Project and 10 News, I’m liking the 5-7:30pm format in Sydney. I’m also liking and relating to the Today show again with Karl and Aly and warming to the the news/sport anchors too, the team deserve to be back in the 300’s, and their not far behind Sunrise now, no doubt 7’s Perth dominance contributed to the Sunrise +65,000 lead.

  2. News Breakfast seems to be the only ones showing other news happening around the country/world as well. I understand the severity of world events at the moment but gee does it need to be constant day after day, hour after hour. Very depressing.

    1. Smaller than that. Digital views can’t be compared to FTA? Digital views can be as short as 3 seconds to count as a view. FTA is average number of viewres at any one minute, they are very different metrics.

  3. Whilst I do feel you can’t escape news and I thing FTA needs to throw in some alternatives somewhere – I do think TEN could potentially start news at 4 and Move Bold to 6pm on Peach alongside Neighbours for 2 weeks (while the other stations are making changes). This may help boost their 6pm hour for the network ( 6pm news and the project are up but 7/9 have grown 600k viewers).
    I know it may annoy dedicated Bold fans but the 4:30 numbers for bold aren’t really growing during this pandemic era of TV whilst its online numbers are growing and it may stop both Bold and Neighbours getting lost in the news pandemics.

  4. Hi David, those brekky TV numbers are huge. Now I’m curious how the late morning shows went? So, could you please provide the figures for The Morning Show, Today Extra and Studio 10? Cheers!

  5. Oh God. FTA channels are going to become 24 hour News if we are not careful. I am concerned about the world as much as everyone but I want some entertainment if I am stuck at home. Netflix, Amazon Prime & Disney+ are my go to entertainment now.

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