Viewers turn to The Project, Seven wins Monday.

Viewers turned to The Project as it paid tribute to Jock Zonfrillo, with 10 rescheduling its week without MasterChef.

Viewers turned to The Project last night, no doubt seeking answers about the death of Network 10 personality Jock Zonfrillo.

The show, which spent much time discussing the shocking news, drew 447,000 / 320,000 viewers, well up on last Monday’s 246,000 / 181,000.

But they didn’t feel in the mood for reality series The Bridge, with just 173,000 viewers, after the network hurriedly rescheduled its week without MasterChef.

Farmer Wants a Wife led its slot at 589,000 metro viewers Lego Masters (521,000), Australian Story (464,000) and 7:30 (459,000).

Later Media Watch was 426,000 then Four Corners (364,000), RPA (297,000) and 911 (243,000).

Seven network won Monday with 30.8% then Nine 28.1%, ABC 18.5%, 10 15.8% and SBS 6.8%.

Seven News was #1 at 1.04m / 979,000. The Chase topped entertainment at 590,000 / 243,000 then Home & Away (495,000). 911: Lone Star was 134,000.

Nine News (823,000 / 806,000) was best for Nine. A Current Affair led with 697,000 then Hot Seat (363,000 / 195,000). Nine News Late was 167,000. Across the network were Footy Classified (73,000) and 100% Footy (58,000).

ABC News drew 625,000 for ABC. Q+A (224,000) and The Drum (166,000) followed.

10 News First was 322,000 / 273,000 for 10 followed by Ghosts (97,000) and FBI: Most Wanted (82,000).

On SBS it was SBS World News (148,000 / 126,000), The Secret Life of Lighthouses (110,000), Mastermind (75,000), My Name is Reeva (40,000) and Race for the Sky (36,000).

Bluey led multichannels at 156,000.

Sunrise: 197,000
Today: 172,000
News Breakfast: 94,000 / 38,000

In Total TV numbers last Monday were:

Lego Masters: 975,000
Home & Away: 758,000
Media Watch: 763,000
I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here: 727,000
RPA: 478,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 1 May 2023

8 Responses

  1. I turned to 10 News and The Project last night and you could tell the presenters were in shock losing one of their own, and Jock was meant to be on the panel with The Project team last night, but they all soldiered on for him and did really well to get through it.
    What his family must be going through I feel so sorry for them. A similar thing happened in my family and it’s like being in a horrid car crash for two weeks and you can’t comprehend anything, your brain is in auto pilot mode but you still have to try and function for the kids involved, so hard.

    1. Masterchef will return and do well like it always has. The show has a loyal following who will be wanting to pay tribute to Jock this season and watch his final piece of work. Barring the tragedy of Jock’s sudden passing, 10 have had a wonderful start to the year in my opinion- especially given the appalling ratings from 6-7.30pm which mean they start primetime way from a disadvantaged position constantly.

  2. It seems that every day lately there is a story on Nine News Sydney about property prices – as in which suburbs are going up, which are going down, where to live to save money, etc. I get people’s interest in property prices but to me it is not news that needs to be given daily. Those of us interested are looking at Domain (part owned by Nine!) etc.

  3. And viewers also turned to at least Seven News as well, notably high with no (e.g.) special AFL lead-in. The news would’ve shocked many after work/school/uni mid-afternoon…

    1. Nine’s news crown has certainly slipped. Seven News beating them across the five capitals shown. Not skewed by Perth anymore. Nine’s no longer the “Who’s Who of News”. How much can be attributed to the Seven lead-in? tvtonight.com.au/2015/11/the-chase-lifts-seven-news.html
      Regardless, many still watch the prettiest newsreader, whoever they determine that to be. After all, the news is the news is the news. The only difference is those Woolworths “exclusive”s and car crash aftermaths lifted from social media.

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