Tight race in Breakfast TV

Ratings: Just 29,000 separates Sunrise & Today. The Voice narrowly beats MasterChef.

As rioting broke out across America it was a closer battle in the Breakfast TV battle yesterday. Sunrise led at 263,000 viewers but the Today show, which has moved into the News studio, was just 29,000 behind at 234,000 viewers. News Breakfast, across two channels, totalled 213,000.

Meanwhile it was a close game in primetime too. The Voice led at 958,000 narrowly ahead of  MasterChef Australia‘s 934,000 -10 still topped the demos.

They defeated Australian Story (715,000), 7:30 (658,000) and House Rules (597,000).

Later Have You Been Paying Attention? drew 812,000 then Four Corners (627,000), Media Watch (561,000), Whitney: Can I Be Me? (402,000) and 9-1-1 (363,000).

Nine network won Monday with 28.0% then Seven 25.1%, 10 22.1%, ABC 17.7% and SBS 7.1%.

Nine News (1.24m / 1.19m) was best for Nine. A Current Affair (859,000) and Hot Seat (656,000 / 415,000) followed.

Seven News was #1 at 1.26m / 1.16m. The Chase was 689,000 / 408,000 and Home & Away was 683,000.

The Project drew 652,000 / 408,000 for 10. 10 News First was 470,000 / 326,000 then Kinne Tonight (338,000).

ABC News pulled 803,000 for ABC then Q&A (338,000) and The Drum (246,000).

On SBS it was SBS World News (199,000), Secrets of the Royal (137,000), Mastermind (113,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (97,000) and The Great British Intelligence Test (94,000).

Bluey led multichannels at 207,000.

Sunrise: 263,000
Today: 234,000
News Breakfast: 155,000 / 58,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 1 June 2020

13 Responses

  1. David just curious, was reading the ratings wrap and I see 10 News First numbers there, then after it says was 472,000 without a shows title listed. Was there a mistake, what show rated 472,000 on 10.?? Thanks..

  2. Today is really the improving their show. Their graphics and layout of the show has changed dramatically and their coverage of the US protests are significantly better than Sunrise. Good work Channel 9!

  3. Found it interested how 9 advertised last nights Whitney documentary as just “Whitney” when that is a different documentary authorised by her family that was on SBS recently.

  4. I meant to comment yesterday..
    Two things happened on the voice’s “blind auditions” sunday night .
    1. Obviously the coaches new before hand that the guy who looked up to Michael buble was going to audition.. He was conviently waiting for a FaceTime call ., Not planned at all ??
    2. When the cute Perth boy with curly hair came out and the crowd couldn’t stop whistling.. they showed the camera angle of Kelly talking but you could see Guy in the background looking around behind his chair , to have a look at what everybody was whistling out !!!! Busted ✌️✌️✌️

  5. I think Sunrise have a more relaxed feel and do light and fluffy well but for serious news like the US riots Today are better. Alison is an excellent interviewer.

          1. The coverage of the riots in the U.S has been stunning. I have not watched the others and am sure they are also doing a good job but the 7 coverage has to win an award.

    1. Sunrise did the ‘serious’ news really well in the Adam Boland days but they are a long way behind us now. Pell’s wheelhouse seems to be the light and fluffy. It’s also annoyed me how little Sam gets into the field during an Australian tragedy compared to Mel.

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