FIFA World Cup kicks off for SBS, Kath & Kim dips in second special.

Seven News, ABC News, 7:30, Australian Story, Media Watch all win slots. Seven takes Monday victory.

First numbers for the FIFA World Cup are in, with a late night match between England v Iran drawing 198,000 metro viewers. Although kickoff was not until midnight AEDT it still topped all SBS shows.

An earlier match between Qatar v Ecuador also took place at 2:30am Monday morning with 70,000.

Meanwhile Australian Story led its primetime slot at 570,000 then 7:30  565,000 Kath & Kim: 20 Preposterous Years 506,000  My Mum Your Dad (391,000), and The Challenge (168,000).

In an earlier slot Media Watch led at 513,000 then Mrs. Brown’s Boys (341,000 / 267,000 / 186,000), Brock: Over the Top (255,000), Movie: Dirty Dancing (173,000), and Ghosts (114,000).

Seven network won Monday with 30.7% then Nine 25.9%, ABC 18.9%, 10 13.5% and SBS 11.0%.

Seven News was #1 932,000 / 926,000.  Home & Away (494,000) and The Chase (489,000 / 313,000) followed.

Nine News (742,000 / 731,000) was best for Nine. A Current Affair drew 633,000 then Hot Seat (329,000 / 195,000).

ABC News led with 657,000 for ABC. Planet America wrapped with 180,000 with The Drum on 153,000.

The Project pulled 284,000 / 184,000 for 10. 10 News First was 256,000 / 164,000 with FBI: Most Wanted on 103,000.

On SBS it was SBS World News (132,000 / 107,000), FIFA World Cup Preview (109,000), Scotland’s Extreme Medics (101,000), Celebrity Letters And Numbers (77,000) and Qatar: A Dynasty With Global Ambitions (51,000 in 2 cities).

Doc Martin led multichannels at 127,000.

Sunrise: 223,000
Today: 197,000
News Breakfast: 108,000 / 69,000

In Total TV numbers last Monday were:

Love Island: 353,000
9-1-1: 595,000
The Challenge: 463,000
My Mum Your Dad: 680,000
Media Watch: 688,000
Home & Away: 922,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 21 November 2022

13 Responses

  1. I watched a bit of the soccer game on SBS on Demand & heard some unusual sounds around the stadium. How having these types of sound was way beyond me. It annoys so much that I nearly had to turn the sound down. It reminded me of watching the 2010 FIFA World Cup game & I am fed up with the noise pollution around the stadium.

  2. SBS’s main channel beat 10’s main channel last night…Imagine being in Sales at Ten and having to walk into agencies trying to sell their rubbish content. Unbelievable. 10 are getting close to irrelevant in Australian society in my opinion.

  3. I haven’t seen the specials yet, but from the sounds of it, with the exception of the new footage, it’s just content that was previously included on the DVDs. I remember the blooper reels were, True and Prude on The Panel, deleted scenes…. i think subsequent dvd releases may have omitted some or all of this.

  4. I think communication got lost along the way with the Kath and Kim specials. For some reasons it was thought it was all going to be new episodes when it was always promoted as being a clip show with new skit segments. Evident by Tweets as fans seemed disappointed.
    I didn’t tune in for the second special simply because clips just don’t do the show justice, your better off watching repeats and having a good laugh if you’re wanting nostalgia.

  5. No surprises on the K&K front. Still great numbers (relative to everything else), but I didn’t expect as many to be back for seconds. I can’t even imagine what kind of numbers a new season would get after the girls pulled over 2 million per episode (but one?) in 2007.

  6. Not surprised Kath and Kim dropped! Where was all the new material 7 had heavily promoted for weeks? First show had about 5 minutes of new scenes that were very disjointed! Fans would have been very dissapointed after first show especially as many of the clips shown were from episodes shown over last few weeks! Many didnt bother with 2nd show. It was just a poor cheap attempt by 7 to cash in on the show’s popularity in exchange for ratings! Well 7 it’s clear the public didnt fall for it!!!

    1. “it’s clear the public didnt (sic) fall for it!!!”.
      Kath & Kim: 20 Preposterous Years 506,000 My Mum Your Dad (391,000), and The Challenge (168,000).
      Well, it’s clear that viewers gave 7 almost equal to 9 & 10 combined.

      1. Again, as I noted here yesterday, there wasn’t much in the way of competition on the other networks- the SBS soccer coverage started and finished for the England/Iran game relatively early here in WA so numbers would have been large for it here.

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