News Breakfast beats Sunrise, viewers drift from primetime Reality.
ABC still on a ride with the election fallout. Two primetime reality shows struggling in overnight numbers.
The wash-up from the election continues to be big business for ABC.
News Breakfast has claimed a rare victory over Sunrise yesterday, winning its slot at 138,000 / 85,000 viewers -a total of 223,000.
That pushed it ahead of Sunrise on 221,000 for the second time in its history, with Today in third place at 192,000.
But the good news for ABC didn’t end there, with many viewers shunning new Reality TV offerings in primetime.
7:30 also led its slot at a big 723,000 metro viewers ahead of Australian Story (630,000), MasterChef Australia (523,000), Celebrity Apprentice (367,000) and Big Brother (343,000) -however the latter is doing decent business with younger viewers in BVOD.
Have You Been Paying Attention? was the top entertainment drawcard and led the demos at 645,000 then Media Watch (528,000), Four Corners and (526,000).
Seven network still won the night with 26.3% then Nine 24.15, 10 21.3%, ABC 21.1% and SBS 7.3%.
Seven News was #1 at 1.07m / 1.02m then The Chase 602,000 / 355,000 and Home & Away (558,000). 9-1-1 was 183,000 / 137,000.
Nine News (917,000 / 888,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (674,000) and Hot Seat (480,000 / 305,000). Million Dollar Murders drew 202,000 with Nine News Late at 155,000.
The Project pulled 418,000 / 297,000 for 10. 10 News First was 342,000 / 231,000. FBI: Most Wanted was 223,000.
ABC News won its slot at 739,000. Language and Me (269,000) and The Drum (239,000) were also up for ABC.
On SBS it was SBS World News (148,000 / 116,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (123,000), Saving Lives at Sea (109,000), Ten Mistakes (83,000) and Mastermind (73,000).
With waning interest in Reality TV offers, many Seven viewers switched to 7TWO’s Doc Martin, very high at 175,000.
Updated: SBS Worldwatch share is 0.0% according to OzTAM.
In Total TV numbers last Monday were:
Big Brother: 849,000
Lego Masters winner ann: 1.27m
Have You Been Paying Attention?: 1.15m
MasterChef Australia: 877,000
Australian Story: 813,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 23 May 2022