Viewers flock to news & current affairs on Monday

7:30 wins Monday slot. Big Brother tops entertainment. Nine wins Monday.

With the nation battling lockdowns and outbreaks it wasn’t so much entertainment shows that lifted, as interest in news and current affairs.

Seven News was #1 at 1.22m / 1.13m for Seven then Nine News (1.18m / 1.1m).

7:30 led its slot at 711,000 with Big Brother‘s 667,000 best in entertainment and its biggest crowd since launching. Next were MasterChef Australia (640,000), Australian Ninja Warrior (617,000) and Courtney Act’s One Plus One (372,000) – a hefty drop given its big lead-in.

Later Have You Been Paying Attention? drew 659,000 then Media Watch (490,000), Four Corners (471,000).

Morning press conferences also led to numbers rising for The Morning Show (200,000), Seven Morning News (188,000), ABC News Mornings (182,000) and Today Extra (162,000).

Nine network won Monday with 27.3% then Seven 26.8%, 10 20.9%, ABC 17.6% and SBS 7.4%.

A Current Affair won its slot for Nine at 831,000 then Hot Seat 562,000 / 367,000. Emergency was 335,000. Footy Classified drew 112,000 and 100% Footy at 78,000 across the network.

The Chase was 652,000 / 372,000 on Seven then Home & Away (642,000). 9-1-1: Lone Star drew 321 then SWAT (183,000).

The Project drew 501,000 / 342,000 for 10. 10 News First was 450,000 / 288,000. A repeat of How to Stay Married was 220,000.

ABC News was high at 826,000 for ABC. The Drum (202,000) and Murder 24 /7 (172,000).

On SBS it was SBS World News (161,000 / 133,000), Secrets of the Tower of London (151,000) and Tour de France (138,000 across the network).

NCIS topped multichannels at 200,000.

Sunrise: 284,000
Today: 228,000
News Breakfast: 111,000 / 94,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 28 June 2021

6 Responses

  1. As a very long time Today viewer, I’m not surprised by Sunrise’s continuing thumping of Today in the ratings. I’m finding the constant negativity of Covid exhausting and both hosts just trying to gain a click bait headline….I think it needs some more adjustments to format.

  2. I did not enjoy the first new episode of One Plus One, to be honest.

    The episode felt like one big advertisement for The Veronicas’ new album and tour. Courtney just doesn’t have the charisma, likability or backing to be taken seriously as an interviewer like previous hosts. Might just have to give it time I guess.

    1. I agree. Usually love One Plus One, but Courtney Act, while a fine entertainer deserved of her worldwide success, is very bland and stilted as an interviewer. All seemed forced and staged. No natural ability to make a cozy conversation – and yet she and Lisa are long time friends?

    1. Hi David. 7 News was 1.22m

      I watched One on One with Courtney Act and Lisa from The Veronicas. Being a fan of both, I loved it. Courtney has a real talent for interviews.

      However I can understand the average ABC viewer would have no interest in Lisa’s story.

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