Seven’s Oscars lift, Nine wins Monday.

A public holiday helps Oscar fever. Australian Survivor and Media Watch also pull crowds.

A public holiday in several states has helped Seven’s Academy Awards lift on last year’s broadcast.

An average of 329,000 metro viewers watched the daytime event, live in two states, up on 2022’s 277,000. A primetime replay drew another 138,000 and helped with Monday share.

Married at First Sight topped entertainment easily at 835,000, well ahead of Australian Survivor (536,000), Australian Story (430,000), 7:30 (418,000) and Australian Idol (409,000).

Later Media Watch was high at 455,000 then Four Corners (432,000), Big Miracles (300,000), Would I Lie to You? (232,000).

Nine network won Monday with 31.3% then Seven 27.0%, 10 17.5%, ABC 17.3% and SBS 6.9%.

Nine News drew 755,000 / 731,000 for Nine then A Current Affair (619,000) and Hot Seat (334,000 / 205,000) and late news (168,000). Footy Classified was 75,000 and 100% Footy (49,000) across the network.

Seven News was #1 at 899,000 / 879,000 for Seven. Home & Away was 482,000 then The Chase (478,000 / 293,000).

The Project pulled 291,000 / 177,000 for 10. 10 News First was 238,000 / 177,000 with Ghosts on 103,000.

ABC News was 558,000. Q+A (210,000) and The Drum (151,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (133,000 / 96,000), Britain by Beach (77,000), South Korea with Alexander Armstrong (71,000), Mastermind (65,000) and 24 Hours in Emergency just 40,000.

7TWO’s Doc Martin led multichannels at 131,000.

Sunrise: 202,000
Today: 185,000
News Breakfast: 84,000 / 57,000

In Total TV numbers last Monday were:

Married at First Sight: 1.86m
Australian Survivor:
Big Miracles: 649,000
Home & Away: 998,000
Australian Idol: 846,000
Media Watch: 799,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 13 March 2023

11 Responses

  1. I watch 9 news and ACA…I like the later shows Miracles…The 100 etc…so I just leave it on 9…hence watch MAFS 2nd screen…because of this…The Dog House and Ghosts etc have fallen by the way…I have have no paid viewing, but still too much to watch…I was one of the 40,000 watching 24 Hours in Emergency *G*

  2. On the Oscars, there was a 100 years of Warner Brothers salute which Channel 7 cut away from.

    Not sure whether it was a paid promo (like the Little Mermaid live action characters introducing the new trailer, which was also cut)

    Or was it part of the show?
    In past years, it would have definitely been.

    1. Yes I noticed that too – presenters Morgan Freeman, Margot Robbie, Melissa McCarthy and Halle Bailey presented these segments and we never saw them during the live broadcast (not sure about the prime time replay?). Seven also missed a few opening segments after coming back from ad breaks too late – too busy running Australian Idol and Farmer Wants a Wife promo’s to get back to the live telecast!

  3. I won’t comment on Aus Idol as I haven’t watched it. However, I will say that I never hear anyone talking about it, and I think that is why it isn’t growing in numbers. It should be getting a real bump at this stage in the season. I would be worried for The Voice if that comes back on 7. Perhaps it has reached the point that no one cares for talent shows anymore.

    1. I think part of the issue as to why this hasn’t become watercooler talk is final 12 hadnt drumekd up enough wow factor, along with the judging panel selected. Anything Kyle Sandilands is on when it comes to TV is a dud.
      If it comes back for a second run I’d expect a major overhaul of judges and scouting of talent. I’d suspect given the cost it won’t be back.

    2. Totally agree with this comment. I dont know anyone who is actually watching it. Im a survivor fan so i was going to catchup on idol. I watched the auditions on youtube and the contestants lacked any wow factor it was so disappointing. I had a peak at some performances from lives week 1 and stopped after 2-3 it was not good.

  4. I have immensely relished the Australian Idol reboot. The production values are polished, and I feel melancholy with the new judging panel. With Channel Ten’s version, votes cost $0.55 each. Seven doesn’t charge, and it should have been abundantly clear when the live performances started. Notwithstanding Seven’s intentions on subsequent seasons, they’d be prudent to give Scott Tweedie another gig because has proven his merit, and his brand is better than any of his predecessors.

  5. Was that a season low for Australian Idol? Even with huge daytime audiences for Seven’s Oscars coverage? Maybe it’s time for someone to try a local version of Tipping Point…

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