Nine’s The Block and Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention? were the top entertainment shows on Monday, both winning their timeslots.
ABC’s news and current affairs line-up also did well lifting the public broadcaster’s main channel to second place but it was Nine’s night with its fourth straight Monday win. Seven’s highlight was a win in the 6pm hour.
Overall, Nine won the night with a 28.5% network share down 1.5% points from last week. The lost share all went to Ten that lifted to 18.4% while Seven (25.0%), ABC (21.1%) and SBS (7.0%) were steady. Nine topped the younger demographics with Ten second.
Nine’s reduced share was largely off the back of a retrospective episode of The Block that shed 271,000 from the previous Monday but still placed number one for the night. Earlier, Nine News was down to 946,000 and 916,000 while A Current Affair won the 7pm spot with 870,000. Later, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders was steady with 531,000 followed by Chicago Justice on 237,000.
Meanwhile, in the top ten for the night were Seven News with 1,004,000 and 995,000 plus Home and Away rating 762,000. At 7.30 a one-off Monday episode of The Grand Tour managed 487,000 followed by Manhunt disappointing with just 243,000 and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders on 147,000.
ABC’s entries in the top ten were Four Corners with an well-publicised investigation into the NBN (774,000) and ABC News (704,000) while Media Watch (667,000), 7:30 (634,000) Australian Story (619,000) and Q&A (617,000) filled the next four top twenty places. Lateline, later did well with 292,000.
Ten’s post 7.30 comprised Have You Been Paying Attention? on 783,000 up from 690,000 the previous week, a Bachelor v Bachelorette themed All Star Family Feud with 560,000 lifting 146,000 week-on-week and Man with a Plan with 315,000. Earlier, The Project had 566,000 and 374,000,Ten Eyewitness News 440,000 with Family Feud on 315,000.
Best for SBS were The World’s Most Extraordinary People with 203,000, 24 Hours in Emergency (184,000) and River Cottage Australia (177,000).
Afternoon results included quiz shows Seven’s The Chase with 375,000 at 5pm and 590,000 at 5.30pm plus Nine’s Hot Seat with 280,000 at 5pm lifting to 492,000 by 5.30pm. Ranking 30th for the day was Ten’s Bold and the Beautiful with 263,000 just ahead of Seven News at 4.30 (228,000) and Seven News at 4 (219,000) while Nine’s Afternoon News missed the top 50.
Today on Nine won breakfast with 285,000, leading from Sunrise on Seven with 267,000 and ABC’s News Breakfast with 92,000 and 48,000… However, later, Seven’s The Morning Show with 150,000 easily beat Today Extra on 111,000.
See Monday 23 October 2017 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.
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