The Block, HYBPA? win Monday slots

Ratings: The Chase beats Queensland edition of Hot Seat. Nine wins Monday.

On Monday the usual suspects led their slots.

The Block was again an easy timeslot winner for Nine at 863,000.

That was in front of 7:30 (643,000), Australian Story (619,000), Junior MasterChef (546,000) and Border Security (339,000 / 331,000).

Later, Have You Been Paying Attention? drew 628,000 then Four Corners (553,000), Media Watch (478,000), RBT (386,000) and movie: Crazy Rich Asians (318,000).

Nine network won Monday with 28.4% then Seven 25.9%, 10 20.6%, ABC 17.8 and SBS 7.2%.

Nine News (937,000 / 901,000) led for Nine. A Current Affair (748,000) then a first Queensland edition Hot Seat (475,000 / 281,000). Nine News late edition was 233,000 and Footy Classified was 131,000 in 3 cities.

Seven News was #1 at 1.05m / 1.01m for Seven. The Chase (551,000 / 318,000) and Home & Away (544,000) followed.

The Project drew 497,000 / 306,000 for 10. 10 News First was 300,000 / 197,000 then Drunk History (241,000).

ABC News won its slot at 753,000. Q&A (245,000) and The Drum (200,000) followed.

On SBS it was How The Victorians Built Britain (205,000) SBS World News (167,000), 24 Hours In Emergency (148,000) 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown (119,000), and Mastermind (60,000).

NCIS led multichannels at 204,000.

Sunrise: 258,000
Today: 236,000
News Breakfast: 105,000 / 74,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 12 October 2020

5 Responses

  1. Oh dear. 10 News First rating sub 200k nationally at 6pm. That is less than Pointless often did and on par with Celebrity Name Game on its last legs. It did not even make the top 20 shows nationally. 7 and 9 news combined had around 2 million viewers at 6pm. That leaves 10 with 10% commercial market share. Their news is not that bad. .

    They need to bite the bullet. Perhaps something like 10 News Local at 5pm (live in all markets in summer). Bring back a decent version of Wheel of Fortune 5.20-5.50pm. Then beat their competition and have a main news bulletin at 5.50pm for 40 mins. Would still be Ten News First – 10 mins before the main competition. Without radical change, they surely cannot hope to capture market share.

    1. I think the 6pm strategy is more about saving costs than trying to beat what they had on previously in the slot.

      I don’t know why they don’t just make The Project 90 minutes from 6pm. That’s a show you can easily pad out and it’s national anyway.

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