Farmer wraps with Monday win, drama night modest for SBS.

Ratings: Farmer beats Block & Masked Singer. Double drama dose barely lift SBS share.

Farmer Wants a Wife has finished its season with 923,000 for Seven -a timeslot win and a season high.

The Block was next at 738,000 then The Masked Singer on 692,000 (rising to 786,000 for the reveal of Sophie Monk), 7:30 (603,000) and Australian Story (469,000). While The Block topped 25-54s, Masked Singer led 16-39s.

Later Have You Been Paying Attention? drew 704,000 defeating newcomer Celebrity: IOU (443,000), Media Watch (437,000), Four Corners (402,000), 9-1-1: Lone Star (327,000) and The Salisbury Poisonings (254,000).

Seven network won Monday with 28.1% then Nine 26.2%, 10 21.2%, ABC 15.9% and SBS 8.6% -a drama experiment on the latter barely shifted the share compared to last Monday’s 8.3%.

Seven News was #1 at 1.19m / 1.12m for Seven. Home and Away drew 673,000 then The Chase (639,000 / 366,000). Chicago Fire was 197,000.

Nine News (1.11m / 1.06m) was best for Nine. A Current Affair was 738,000 then Hot Seat (567,000 / 349,000). A late Nine News edition was 241,000.

The Project drew 580,000 / 346,000 for 10 then 10 News First (433,000 / 253,000) and Just for Laughs Uncut (269,000).

ABC News won its slot at 816,000. Q&A (273,000) and The Drum (204,000) also ranked for ABC.

On SBS it was The Blitz: Britain on Fire (217,000), SBS World News (182,000), Hungry Ghosts (131,000) and Mastermind (100,000).

Bluey was best on multichannels at 175,000.

Sunrise: 252,000
Today: 220,000
News Breakfast: 158,000 / 61,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 24 August 2020


17 Responses

  1. Foyle’s War made it’s regular repeat showing last night and I looked more closely at Anthony Horowitz clever writing. His themes of “the law doesn’t apply to the rich and influential” and “my work is too important for me to be arrested” were apparent. The former still applies to our war on the corona-virus.

  2. I’m not sure why the Salisbury show was a dramatization-seemed odd when it’s such a recent and very well covered event-a dramatized doco would have been more appropriate to the material. As for the Ghost thing, I kept expecting a big black muscle car to roar up and the Brothers to jump out to the rescue.

  3. Recorded all 3 reality shows last night and was able to watch all of them in under 3 hours by skipping ads!
    Recording Masked Singer meant we could pause on the clues and really study them in detail.
    Enjoying the Block so far and liking some of the changes – giving them weekly budget and very detailed plans including drawing of finished look. Contestants seem more likeable but have to wait and see!

    1. Probably because certain viewers watch one of the numerous weekday or weekend reruns, or on a catchup, but want to see the final as it’s first broadcast. Happens in our house. Never watch Farmer in primetime except for the final.

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