Another night of two halves as the usual battle plays out before 7:30pm, and then it all changes afterwards.

Nine leads the night with A Current Affair (782,000) doing slightly better business than usual. Celebrity Apprentice Australia (595,000 show; 655,000 boardroom) is starting to take a beating – third in the 7:30pm timeslot (625,000 average), and split-coding this every night is a joke (take a listen to this week’s TV Blackbox podcast for my full thoughts). The latest episode of Emergency (306,000) helped Nine’s night, and then depending on your state and footy code meant you got either 100% Footy (57,000) or Footy Classified (114,000) which brought home the later night.
Nine first in primary (19%) and second in network (25.7%) rankings.

Seven start the post-News night with their best in Home & Away (620,000), and Big Brother Australia (590,000) slides into fourth in the 7:30pm timeslot, even though it was only down by 1,000 viewers on the same time last week. US dramas 9-1-1 (277,000) and S.W.A.T. (151,000) round out Seven’s schedule.
Seven second in primary (18.6%) and first in network (26.5%) rankings.

10’s night went large after The Project (383,000 6:30pm; 570,000 7pm), which benefitted from the bubble to come by uncharacteristically jumping up for a Monday after Sunday. MasterChef Australia (661,000) wins the timeslot with ease, and coupled with Have You Been Paying Attention? (749,000) it’s an unbeatable primetime offering. Repeats of How To Stay Married (187,000) and Just for Laughs (104,000) don’t really maintain the rage as 10’s night slips away.
10 third in both primary (15.3%) and network (22.9%) rankings.

ABC’s night gets a boost with the double of 7:30 (675,000) and Australian Story (602,000) landing second in the timeslot (639,000 average). Four Corners (508,000) up on last week, as was Media Watch (496,000), and Baby Surgeons (223,000) pulls in almost double the previous week. Updated Doogie Howser brings it home.
ABC fourth in both primary (13%) and network (17.4%) rankings.

SBS’s night starts with a repeat of Secrets of the Tower of London (174,000) that delivers their best for the night, followed by Secret Scotland (168,000) and 24 Hours In Emergency (102,000).
SBS fifth in both primary (4.1%) and network (7.4%) rankings.

Mare of Easttown (125,000; 96,000) delivers massive numbers for the fast-tracked and primetime airings of the final episode of this phenomenal HBO series.

16-39: Have You Been Paying Attention? (214,000) tops the demo, leading MasterChef Australia, Nine News 6pm/6:30pm, and The Project 7pm.

18-49: Have You Been Paying Attention? (356,000) wins, followed by Nine News 6pm, MasterChef Australia, Nine News 6:30pm, and Big Brother.

25-54: Have You Been Paying Attention? (401,000) takes the triple win, beating out Nine News 6pm/6:30pm, MasterChef Australia, and The Project 7pm.

The second repeat episode of NCIS (173,000) takes the win for 10 Bold in a tight top 5.

Sunrise (253,000)
The Today Show (207,000)
ABC Breakfast (173,000 (108,000 ABC; 65,000 ABC News))

All figures Five City Metro (5CM); overnights only.

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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 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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