Ninja Warrior finale too strong on Monday
Ratings: First Ninjas to conquer Midoriyama edge out flashy new season from 10, putting Farmers in the crossfire.
Flashy reality shows went head to head last night with good numbers all round, if causing a dip on 2019 results.
Australian Ninja Warrior 1.06m rising to 1.2m for the moment Ben Polson was crowned the first ever to conquer Mt. Midoriyama. That topped the demos but was down on last year’s 1.22m / 1.34m.
The Masked Singer snatched second place at 733,000 -but rose to 823,000 when Mark Philippoussis was revealed as the Echidna, down on 2019’s debut of 1.16m. Farmer Wants a Wife was next at 693,000 then 7:30 (646,000) and Australian Story (623,000).
Later Have You Been Paying Attention? drew 623,000 then Four Corners (549,000), Media Watch (517,000) and 9-1-1: Lone Star (303,000).
Nine network won Monday with 31.4% then Seven 25.9%, 10 19.3%, ABC 16.4% and SBS 7.0%.
Nine News drew 1.09m / 1.05m for Nine. A Current Affair won its slot on 819,000 then Hot Seat (616,000 / 357,000) and Surviving Jeffrey Epstein (298,000).
Seven News was #1 at 1.22m / 1.12m for Seven. Home and Away (660,000), The Chase (645,000 / 396,000) and The Latest (190,000) followed.
The Project drew 507,000 / 331,000 for 10. 10 News First was 439,000 / 277,000 with Just For Laughs Uncut on 269,000.
ABC News managed 770,000 for ABC with Q&A (293,000) and The Drum (193,000) following.
On SBS it was The Blitz: Britain On Fire (225,000), SBS World News (184,000) and 24 Hours In Emergency (140,000) and Mastermind (105,000).
NCIS led multichannels at 181,000.
Today: 216,000 / News Breakfast: 150,000 / 66,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 10 August 2020