Nine got getting any competition after 7pm (though that repeat movie doesn’t help).
It starts right out of the News for Nine (a battle which is getting closer and closer, even with Perth being overtly a Seven town). A Current Affair (695,000) a clear winner, followed by the unchallenged Lego Masters Australia (700,000). It’s just not getting any competition honestly, even though 700-800k appears to be the new normal for “big win”. A repeat of MOVIE: Jumanji – Welcome to the Jungle (290,000) didn’t add heaps, however the damage was already done. Nine first in both primary (20.3%) and network (28.8%) rankings.
A different approach to Home & Away (593,000) saw a small lift though nothing that made a difference, and disappointingly was Seven’s best for the night. Big Brother Australia (515,000) is in a real pickle for Seven – fourth again in the timeslot, and not making a dent even with nightly evictions (real or fake). It doesn’t bode well for the remaining series…and we can’t compare it (or any other returning series) to last year’s season/numbers, because we were in the thick of lockdown and we all keen to watch whatever we could get our hands on. US dramas The Good Doctor (299,000) and The Resident (121,000) bring in fans and not much else. Seven second in both primary (18.5%) and network (27.5%) rankings.
ABC’s 7:30 (526,000) consistent, and coupled with Anh’s Brush With Fame (545,000) it came second in the timeslot. SECOND. It built so that the season two finale of Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds (637,000) was the biggest thing in that timeslot also (rightly so, it was a phenomenal series). The Day Will and Kate Got Married (251,000) was a thing. ABC fourth in both primary (13.8%) and network (18.8%) rankings.
The Project (291,000 6:30pm; 435,000 7pm) offers a low-base start for 10, not really helping MasterChef Australia (517,000) though it still scraped in third place in the timeslot. The season three premiere of How To Stay Married (247,000) didn’t even feature in the Top 20 from OzTAM–both not great and not unreasonable given the crappy lead-in. Mind you, after MasterChef nothing else landed in the Top 20 on 10. A rpt NCIS (179,000) and new NCIS: Los Angeles (123,000) filled some slots and saved the few viewers tuning in from the test pattern. 10 third in both primary (10.9%) and network (17.9%) rankings.
The Today Show (193,000)
ABC Breakfast (175,000 (111,000 ABC; 64,000 ABC News))
All figures Five City Metro (5CM); overnights only.
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