Ratings: Million-dollar prize boosts Hot Seat’s numbers as Nine wins Monday

A 2016-high 749,000 metro viewers tuned in on Monday to see Channel Nine’s Hot Seat give away one million dollars in prize money.

It saw the program win the 5.30pm timeslot and return its best result since 18 May last year. The result didn’t flow through to Nine’s early evening line-up, but by 7.30pm the network was again in the number one place with The Block.

This helped the Nine to its first Monday night win since early June grabbing 29.0% of the FTA audience. Seven was second with 25.4%, its lowest Monday result since May while ABC had 20.6%, Ten 19.6% and SBS 5.4%.

Nine News (1,097,000 and 1,047,000) and The Block (932,000) turned in Nine’s best results while a new season of Married at First Sight debuted with 805,000. Later, Footy Classified had 205,000 in AFL markets.

Meanwhile, Seven got off to a good start with Seven News a timeslot winner with 1,165,000 and 1,117,000 with Home and Away next best for the network rating 806,000. Zumbo’s Just Desserts slipped to 769,000 and Australia’s Cheapest Weddings, that followed, managed 485,000. Later, double Big Bang Theory had 293,000 and 238,000 while the afternoon’s The Chase Australia still did well despite the competition with 647,000 and 428,000.

ABC News was the number one 7pm program and its network’s number one show with 886,000 while 7.30 also did well with 846,000. Four Corners (809,000) made the top ten this week with Media Watch (704,000) also improving while Q&A (546,000) just made the top twenty.

Over on Ten, The Project (769,000 and 538,000) and Have You Been Paying Attention? (728,000) were the network’s best results. Australian Survivor averaged 677,000 while earlier Family Feud had 542,000 and Ten Eyewitness News 463,000. Later, new episodes of The Odd Couple had 320,000 and 203,000.

24 Hours in Emergency (261,000) and Yeti: Man Myth or Beast? (197,000) topped SBS’s night.

The breakfast TV battle continued with Seven’s Sunrise coming out on top yesterday with 318,000 while Nine’s Today had 287,000 and ABC News Breakfast 116,000 and 53,000. Later, Seven’s The Morning Show had 179,000 and Nine’s Today Extra 126,000.

See [Monday 29 August 2016] (Monday 29 August 2016) for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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