Viewers over Royals rehash

Ratings: Married at First Sight again tops ratings, The Latest & Hughesy struggle in their slots.

Seven’s scramble after the failure of Ultimate Tag was not good news last night, with an attempt to draw upon the Royals drawing even lower numbers.

But the network still finished second thanks to Seven News and Home & Away.

Married at First Sight was again #1 and topped the demos at 979,000 metro viewers, up on last Monday.

That was ahead of 7:30 (617,000), Australian Story (577,000), The Amazing Race Australia (491,000), Declassified: The Royal Scandals (246,000) and The Secret Life of Lighthouses (204,000).

Later Under Investigation was 530,000 then Four Corners (453,000) and Media Watch (439,000). Both The Latest and Hughesy We Have a Problem struggled at 211,000 each (albeit slightly later for 10 show).

Nine network won Monday with 33.2% then Seven 22.9%, 10 18.6%, ABC 17.9% and SBS 7.4%.

Nine News was 860,000 / 848,000 for Nine. A Current Affair won its slot at 689,000 then Hot Seat (410,000 / 253,000). Footy Classified returned to 129,000 / 3,000 across Nine / 9GEM.

Seven News won its slot at 978,000 / 973,000 for Seven. Home & Away (575,000), The Chase (495,000 / 316,000) followed. The Rookie managed 186,000.

The Project pulled 454,000 / 289,000 for 10. 10 News First was 339,000 / 214,000 and a Graham Norton repeat was 98,000. A daytime broadcast of the Grammy Awards averaged 69,000.

ABC News drew 678,000 for ABC. The Drum was 190,000 and Being Frank was 189,000.

On SBS it was SBS World News (154,000 / 122,000) then 24 Hours in Emergency (131,000), The Story of Songs (113,000) and Mastermind (81,000).

NCIS topped multichannels at 172,000. New local series The Wonder Gang debuted at 96,000.

Sunrise: 248,000
Today: 199,000
News Breakfast: 102,000 / 76,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 15 March 2021

15 Responses

  1. Hello David

    Did you see Media Watch last night and the story of the You Tubers who asked “Royal Watchers” to give a review of the interview before it actually happened?

    This story deserves a lot more coverage (of the majors I’ve only seen it in The Guardian) –
    especially in the case of Channel 9 who continues to use one of these phony charlatans who outright lied as a reliable source.

  2. Tens faith in Hughesy as a rating sucess is done. Its the can be said for the Graham Norton show. I personally think there is potential in a 30 mins drama at 8.30am aired 2-3 days a week. Having said that the 1st rule it starts at 8.30 on the dot. 2nd rule it needs good story lines and characters. A modern number 96 l suppose. An hour to commit is to much today. Views get fatigued more. I think thats an issue with The Project, it goes to long and has to many hosts.

  3. Seven continue to mistakenly think viewers want everything royal – they have scheduled a 2006 movie The Queen for Sunday week….although it probably is Easter non ratings so they don’t care much for eyeballs.

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