Wafer thin battles on Monday
Ratings: Two close battles on Monday with The Block vs Masked Singer, Sunrise vs Today.
Nine and 10 reality shows went to war again last night with wafer thin results -but that only left Seven’s dish sinking even lower.
The Block (789,000) barely pipped The Masked Singer (775,000) but the latter did rise to 918,000 for the reveal of Simon Pryce as Puppet, and topped the demos.
They edged out 7:30 (658,000), Australian Story (600,000) and Plate of Origin (393,000).
Later Have You Been Paying Attention? was a winner at 764,000, ahead of Four Corners (510,000), Media Watch (494,000) and Celebrity IOU (337,000).
But there was also another extremely close battle on Monday with Sunrise on 250,000 narrowly ahead of Today‘s 242,000 -the closest margin since October 2018. News Breakfast drew 134,000 / 55,000.
There were even close results in 5pm game shows.
10’s primary channel pushed Seven’s into third place but Nine network won Monday with 27.0% then Seven 24.7%, 10 22.5%, ABC 17.7% and SBS 8.1%.
Nine News drew 1.06m / 1.01m for Nine then A Current Affair (729,000) and Hot Seat 555,000 / 335,000. Nine News late edition was 246,000.
Seven News was #1 at 1.1m / 1.05m for Seven then The Chase 566,000 / 328,000 and Home & Away (577,000). 9-1-1: Lone Star pulled 250,000 and Chicago Fire was 189,000.
The Project drew 565,000 / 344,000 for 10. 10 News First was 369,000 / 250,000 and Just for Laughs: Uncut was 290,000.
ABC News won its slot at 754,000 for ABC. Q&A (296,000) and The Drum (194,000) followed.
On SBS it was How the Victorians Built Britain (203,000), SBS World News (174,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (150,000), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (89,000) and Mastermind (83,000).
NCIS led multichannels at 214,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 7 September 2020