The start of a new round of contestants saw My Kitchen Rules dip slightly in the ratings but still continue to dominate early evening viewing on Monday night while Australia’s Got Talent slipped to fourth in its timeslot.
Another 1.57 million tuned in at 7.30 on Seven last night for the start of round three ensuring that the network had no trouble winning the night with a 33.0% audience share. Nine was steady with 23.8%, ABC was up slightly to 19.7% with Ten (18.7%) and SBS (4.8%) also even with last week.
Also on Seven, Seven News (1,097,000 and 1,019,000) was the number one bulletin while Home and Away impressed with 910,000 to win the 7pm spot. Later, Downton Abbey was steady with 849,000 while The Chase scored its highest 5.30 audience since Melbourne Cup day 2015 with 667,000 plus 447,000 at 5pm.
Nine’s Monday line-up continued to underperform with lower week-on-week ratings for all prime time programs. Nine News (1,019,000 and 998,000) plus A Current Affair (874,000) got the network off to a good start but Australia’s Got Talent was down to 683,000 from 736,000 the previous week. The Farmer Wants a Wife that followed lost 38,000 from last Monday to average 496,000. The afternoon’s Hot Seat averaged 513,000 while the late movie Dear John was just 181,000.
ABC News (855,000) and Australian Story (774,000) were best for ABC making the top ten for the night. Next best 7.30 (744,000) was steady while Four Corners (705,000) and Media Watch (680,000) improved. Q&A was again in the top twenty with 533,000.
Over on Ten, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here maintained its audience with 685,000 but The Project slipped to 582,000 and 431,000. Earlier, Family Feud had 502,000 and Ten Eyewitness News 447,000. Later, CSI Cyber had 431,000 and 223,000 in preliminary numbers.
Who’s Your Daddy? (172,000) and Trawlerman (160,000) were best for ABC.
It was another tight battle at breakfast time with Sunrise (309,000) pipping Today 307,000) while ABC News Breakfast had 91,000 and 57,000. It was also close later in the morning between Today Extra (122,000) Today Extra - Late (85,000), The Morning Show (116,000) The Morning Show - Extra (72,000), Studio 10 (91,000) and Studio 10 Early (69,000).
See Monday 22 February 2016 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.
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