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Monday Ratings | SAS AUSTRALIA unchallenged

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Welcome to the final week of the 2020 ratings year.

Well, it used to be until all the networks promised they programmed for 48-50 weeks of the year, but…how can you tell?!

SAS Australia (728,000) pulls better numbers than it has for a couple of weeks for the penultimate episode, though that love didn’t carry through for a double episode of The Rookie (346,000; 270,000). Home and Away (611,000) still second at 7pm in its final week for the year. Seven comes first in both primary (19.9%) and network (27.8%) shares.

Nine trying to ride the crest of a big Block finale last night means Monday isn’t much. A double ep of Gold Coast Cops (420,000; 355,000), chased by Bond film Spectre (281,000) does OK but nothing interesting. Only their News product and A Current Affair (682,000) at 7pm keep them in the game. Nine comes second in both primary (17.9%) and network (25.6%) shares.

Again, the Monday night line-up on the ABC delivers consistent eyeballs. 7:30 (700,000), Australian Story (646,000), Four Corners temporary replacement In The Face Of Terror (334,000), Media Watch (379,000), and Q&A (238,000) all have their fans who tune in religiously to keep the night dependable. ABC slides into third in primary (13.4%) share and fourth in network (18.1%) share.

10 doing the long-suffering Have You Been Paying Attention? (661,000) no favours as it offered a strong season finale with too few people watching it. It’s up on the last couple of weeks, though has seen a decline in 2020. The Project (278,000 6:30pm; 474,000 7pm) continues to be wildly up and down, and as a 7:30pm offering a double repeat of Bondi Rescue (283,000; 233,000) isn’t gonna do much. After HYBPA, another new episode of Just For Laughs Australia (374,000) feels very unappreciated. 10 comes fourth in primary (12.9%) share though third in network (20.3%) share.

Heeler-watch™: Bluey (183,000 am; 187,000 pm) continues to be the biggest thing on the multi-channels, eclipsing most things on commercial FTA TV. Ready to take over the world.

Sunrise (284,000) starts another week with a big win over The Today Show (216,000) and ABC Breakfast (203,000 [136,000 ABC; 67,000 ABC News]).

All ratings data listed is Five City Metro, overnights only.

Data© OzTAM Pty Limited 2020. The data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy} in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.

Note: Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs. Programs with the same name on one or more primary or multichannel, are aggregated into one network figure.

Steve Molkhttps://tvblackbox.com.au/author-steve-molk/
Steve Molk is sharply focused on the business of TV in Australia across all its formats - FTA broadcast, commercial, subscription, catch up & SVOD. Based on the Central Coast of NSW he's a passionate advocate for Australian-made programming, particularly drama and comedy. He loves podcasting, gaming & watching too much TV. For all media enquiries please call or text 0401-709-405
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