Monday Ratings | AUSTRALIAN NINJA WARRIOR steals a win for its first grand final


The slimmest of margins sees the Ninjas outplay the Farmers, with MasterChef hot on their heels.

Nine out of the gates with a sizeable A Current Affair (805,000), making it a clear winner and helping Australian Ninja Warrior (709,000) to the win also for part one of its two-part grand final. Emergency (340,000) drops around the country, and then depending on where you are are you get either 100% Footy (69,000) or Footy Classified (95,000).
Nine first in both primary (21.1%) and network (31.2%) rankings.

Seven start the night with standard Home and Away (645,000) numbers, and while Farmer Wants A Wife (697,000) slips from night one it is still very competitive – only 12k between it and first place in the slot. US dramas 9-1-1: Lone Star (299,000) and S.W.A.T. (157,000) complete the evening.
Seven second in both primary (19.1%) and network (25.9%) rankings.

10 not getting a whole lotta support at the start of the night with The Project (334,000 6:30pm; 482,000 7pm) affecting the lead-in for MasterChef Australia (626,000), which still did good business however needs to do better ahead of next week’s finale. Have You Been Paying Attention? (657,000) almost identical to last week, though not sitting in the 700k+ margin where it has been. Brilliant comedy special Steph Tisdell: Identity Steft (141,000) rounds out the night.
10 third in both primary (13.4%) and network (20.9%) rankings.

If only the ABC made it an hour. A blinder of a 7:30 (721,000) puts it in the first position if we could break on the half hour, though when paired with Courtney Act’s One Plus One (392,000) the hour slides into fourth. That’s not to say last night’s One Plus One wasn’t good – it was great with Nat’s What I Reckon. Four Corners (419,000) surprisingly down on last week’s ep, however Media Watch (440,000) bounced up–likely due to the amount of pre-show advertising that has lifted in the past weeks. Murder 24/7 (165,000) sees an end to Aunty’s primetime evening.
ABC fourth in both primary (11.3%) and network (15.4%) rankings.

SBS has a night off Le Tour, so it’s a repeat of Secrets of the Tower of London (177,000) and new Secret Scotland (152,000), and a new episode of 24 Hours in Emergency (80,000).
SBS fifth in both primary (3.9%) and network (6.6%) rankings.

16-39: Have You Been Paying Attention? (179,000) beats out MasterChef Australia, Nine News 6pm, Seven News 6pm, and Nine News 6:30pm.

18-49: Have You Been Paying Attention? (293,000) takes the win, ahead of Nine News 6pm, Seven News 6pm, MasterChef Australia, and Nine News 6:30pm.

25-54: Nine News 6pm (350,000) spoils 10’s demo triple win, leading Nine News 6:30pm, Have You Been Paying Attention?, and Seven News 6pm/6:30pm.

Wimbeldon 2021 D7-Late (243,000) takes the multi-channel win on 9Gem, ahead of three repeat eps of NCIS on 10 Bold.

Sunrise (259,000)
The Today Show (226,000)
ABC Breakfast (188,000 (115,000 ABC; 73,000 ABC News))

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

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