Ratings: Farmers in love lifts Seven to Monday ratings win

The final episode of Farmer Wants a Wife helped Seven to win the Monday overnight ratings for the first time in five weeks.

Nine was second, down slightly from the previous week while 10’s network share was even. Of the public broadcasters ABC’s line-up shed over two points while the debut of two dramas saw SBS’s share even week-on-week.

Nine won along the east coast with Seven ahead in Adelaide and Perth. Nine won 25-54 while 10 topped the 18-49 and 16-39 age groups.

Seven’s Farmer Wants A Wife Final saw 923,000 tune in, a season high and up from Sunday’s 864,000. Nine’s The Block’s second episode of the current season was down more than 200,000 from the launch episode to 738,000. That is the lowest rated episode of the renovation franchise since a one-off Thursday episode in 2015.

Over on 10, The Masked Singer was around 700,000 for most of the episode lifting to 786,000 for the reveal – a series low.

Post reality, Have You Been Paying Attention? was an easy winner for 10 with 704,000 while the first installment of Celebrity IOU with 443,000 did well for Nine. Seven’s 911: Lone Star was outside the top 20 with 327,000.

ABC’s factual line-up delivered lower than normal numbers with Four Corners (402,000) and Q+A (273,000) missing the top 20 list.

SBS debuted two new dramas (that will continue nightly until Thursday). The Salisbury Poisonings ranked 28th with 254,000 with the Australian horror Hungry Ghosts 69th drawing an audience of 131,000.

Other programming included;

Program Ntwk 5-cities
THE CHASE AUSTRALIA-5PM Seven 366,000
HOT SEAT -5PM Nine 349,000
THE PROJECT 6.30PM 10 346,000
JUST FOR LAUGHS UNCUT 10 269,000
10 NEWS FIRST 6PM 10 253,000
NINE NEWS: LATE EDITION Nine 241,000
THE BLITZ: BRITAIN ON FIRE SBS 217,000
THE DRUM ABC 204,000
CHICAGO FIRE Seven 197,000
SBS WORLD NEWS SBS 182,000

Breakfast TV:
Sunrise 253,000
Today 220,000
News Breakfast 219,000

Continue discussion Monday 24 August 2020

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