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Lockdown lift on Monday

Ratings: Free to Air enjoys a boost from Melbourne lockdown. HYPBA? tops entertainment, Seven wins Monday.

Lockdown in Melbourne appears to have given Monday shows a bit of a lift across the board.

Have You Been Paying Attention? topped entertainment and the demos at 749,000 metro viewers.

Nearly all of these were up on last Monday: 7:30 (675,000), MasterChef Australia (661,000),  Australian Story (602,000), Celebrity Apprentice 595,000 (Boardroom: 655,000) and Big Brother 590,000.

Meanwhile Four Corners drew 508,000 then Media Watch (496,000), Emergency (306,000) were also up then 9-1-1 (277,000).

Seven network won Monday with 26.5% then Nine 25.7%, 10 22.9%, ABC 17.4% and SBS 7.4%.

Seven News was #1 at 1.13m / 1.08m. Home & Away drew 620,000 then The Chase (585,000 / 356,000). SWAT was 151,000.

Nine News (1.13m / 1.04m) was its biggest weeknight bulletin all year. A Current Affair won its slot at 782,000 with Hot Seat at 588,000 / 388,000. Footy Classified was 115,000 in 4 cities with 100% Footy at 59,000 in 3 cities.

The Project pulled 570,000 / 383,000 for 10. 10 News First was 430,000 / 317,000. A repeat of How to Stay Married was 187,000.

ABC News was high at 748,000. Baby Surgeons (223,000) and The Drum (202,000) followed.

On SBS it was Secrets of the Tower of London was 174,000, Secret Scotland (168,000), Secret SBS World News (166,000 / 125,000), Secrets of 24 Hours in Emergency (102,000) and Mastermind Secrets (78,000).

NCIS topped multichannels at 173,000.

Sunrise: 253,000
Today: 207,000
News Breakfast: 108,000 / 65,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 31 May 2021

10 Responses

  1. HYBPA great again – A little let down by the return of Celebrity Apprentice. I’m wondering if Nine are truly happy with the numbers. In comparison with rivals it is holding up. I’m a little perplexed why they are burning new Weakest Link episodes @9pm on Tuesdays though, seems like an odd choice.

  2. WIN must be so excited by their mention on HYBPA, not. The claim “Big announcement from WIN TV this week, what was it? No longer airing local news? Yeah”. Not quite correct.
    tvtonight.com.au/2021/05/win-news-adds-new-statewide-bulletins-from-july.html
    Realise WIN has dumped 10 to return to the 9 camp. A bit of slinging off by 10?

  3. HYBPA shows what happens when you leave the show in the same timeslot/day. The audience builds. It’s the same with Gogglebox. I guess 10 has learned from how they destroyed NCIS by moving it everywhere and mixing in random repeat seasons.

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