Ratings: Narrow win for Nine despite big drop for Ninja Warriors

The Nine Network had a narrow win in Monday’s overnight prime time ratings. It was the network’s highest Monday share in five weeks. That was despite a sharp decline in the ratings for tent pole reality franchise Ninja Warriors that recorded its lowest audience ever with a 5-city number of 624,000. The previous low was 793.000.

That made for a very close result at 7.30pm with MasterChef (631,000) taking out the honours ahead of Ninja Warrior and Big Brother (613,000). All three were beaten by Have You Been Paying Attention? (727,000) Home and Away (647,000) and ABC’s 7.30 (672,000).

For MasterChef it was the season’s second highest audience since launch while for Big Brother it was the highest rating since week three of the show.

Compared to the previous week, Seven and 10 were steady while ABC’s night slipped from last week’s high.

Nine won along the east coast while Seven had easy wins in Adelaide and Perth. Nine had a narrow win in 25-54 with 29.0% over 10 with 28.4% while Seven had 24.4%. 10, however, won 16-39 with 30.9% to Nine’s 26.7% and Seven’s 25.8%.

Over on ABC, this year’s Australia Talks managed 454,000, down 100k from the last season of the show.

Nine’s night also included Emergency (313,000), Footy Classified (96,000), 100% Footy (53,000) and Nine News Late with 73,000.

For Seven, 9-1-1 Lone Star ranked 23rd for the night with 275,000 followed by SWAT (176,000) and The Latest (118,000). Flashpoint on Seven Perth had 35,000.

For 10, The Project saw 476,000 and 301,000 tune in. Later, an encore of How To Stay Married managed 248,000 then Just for Laughs had 113,000.

ABC’s line up also included Media Watch (398,000) and The Drum (195,000).

Best for SBS were SBS World News (162,000 and 129,000) and Secrets of the Tower of London with 150,000. Serena Vs The Umpire then had 98,000 with 85,000 for Lance.


5 S M B A P
Sunrise 256 83 65 39 27 43
Today 209 60 60 53 16 20
News B 176 42 60 43 12 18

Discuss at Monday 21 June 2021