It’s always a tough night going up against the Brownlow Medal and last night was no exception.
It drew 1.05m in 3 cities of which more than half were in Melbourne alone, improving on 2014’s 939,000. Add to that another 105,000 viewing in Sydney and Brissy on 7mate.
But it wasn’t all bad for other networks, doubtless drawing upon audiences in other cities.
The Block was almost unchanged from last Monday while House Husbands dipped slightly. ABC titles, off the back of a particularly strong Monday last week, still did good business.
TBL Families grew on last Monday’s numbers but Have You Been Paying Attention? was down by 79,000.
Seven network won with a 36.3% share then Nine 24.8%, 18.4%, TEN 15.5% and SBS 5.0%.
Seven News (1.15m / 1.00m) topped the night for Seven then Brownlow Medal 2015 (1.05m in 3 cities / Red Carpet: 676,000), Home and Away (669,000 in 3 cities) and The Chase (668,000 / 476,000). In Sydney and Brisbane the movie Now You See Me was 219,000.
Nine News (1.02m / 1.1m) was best for Nine followed by The Block (947,000), A Current Affair(936,000), House Husbands (717,000) and Hot Seat (570,000). Movie: Muriel’s Wedding was 260,000.
ABC News (931,000) led for ABC followed by 7:30 (779,000), Australian Story (747,000), Four Corners (740,000), Media Watch (617,000) and Q & A (565,000).
The Project (641,000 / 486,000) was best for TEN. TBL Families was 552,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 456,000, Have You Been Paying Attention? was 486,000 and NCIS: New Orleanswas just 162,000.
Cats Uncovered (308,000), The Wonder of Dogs (255,000), SBS World News (117,000) andHunters of the South Seas (102,000) comprised SBS.
7TWO’s A Touch of Frost (273,000) topped multichannels.
ABC News Breakfast: 90,000 / 61,000