The Nine Network won its second consecutive night of television ratings despite the second episode of Australian Ninja Warrior shedding 100,000 viewers from Sunday’s launch.
With a 5-city metropolitan audience of 831,000, Nine’s 7.30pm offering was down almost 50% from the second episode of the 2017 season that drew 1,061,000. And in a tight battle for the timeslot it was pipped by Ten’s MasterChef that had 832,000 viewers (time adjusted) while over on Seven, House Rules averaged 768,000.
Elsewhere, the Thailand cave rescue drew extra eyeballs to news programming across the day as Nine won the night with a network share of 29.1%. That was the network’s best Monday result since early March, leading from Seven (27.7%), Ten (20.2%), ABC (16.7%) and SBS (6.2%).
Top five entries for Nine came from Nine News (1,072,000 and 1,024,000) and A Current Affair with 855,000. Australian Ninja Warrior was next best with Talkin’ ‘bout Your Generation slipping to 396,000 in its later timeslot.
Seven News won the night nationally with 1,118,000 and 1,051,000 with Home and Away just making the top ten with 723,000 at 7pm. House Rules had 768,000 at 7.30 down from last Monday’s 851,000 with First Dates Australia that followed on 397,000. A Seven News Special on the latest developments in the Thai cave rescue efforts drew 403,000 with Wimbledon Day 7 later on 212,000.
For Ten, MasterChef (832,000) improved on its Sunday audience as the final approaches with Have You Been Paying Attention? (692,000) down from 809,000 the previous week. Earlier, Ten Eyewitness News had 495,000, Family Feud 307,000 and The Project 559,000 and 340,000. Later, an encore of The Graham Norton Show managed 254,000.
ABC News (795,000) made the top ten for ABC with 7.30 next best on 647,000. The rest of ABC’s night was down on previous Mondays with Back Roads on 619,000, Four Corners with 530,000 and Media Watch recording a season-low 447,000. Q&A then had 324,000 while earlier, Think Tank managed 230,000.
Breakfast TV numbers were up with Seven’s Sunrise scoring another win with 278,000 ahead of Nine’s Today on 254,000. Later, Seven News at 4 had 244,000, Seven News at 4.30 had 293,000 while Nine’s Afternoon News averaged 221,000. Seven’s The Chase Australia with 691,000 and 439,000 was well clear of Nine’s Hot Seat (565,000 and 358,000).
See Monday 9 July 201 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.
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