Monday Ratings | 7:30 and AUSTRALIAN STORY lead the night


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Wow… What an up and down ride from 6pm to midnight (only 1.4% between the top four primary channels!).

Home & Away (558,000) drops its usual collection of viewers for Seven, managing a solid second in the slot out of the news. Big Brother Australia (343,000) slips into a distant third in primetime. A double of new 9-1-1 (183,000; 137,000) episodes draws in the fans in the later and late night.
Seven first in both primary (16.9%) and network (26.3%) rankings.

Nine in a weird place, as A Current Affair (674,000) continues to own 7pm, however the new season of Celebrity Apprentice Australia (367,000) isn’t unfortunately capturing the audience at all, landing in a very distant second. Million Dollar Murders (202,000) premieres with a reasonable audience however a distant second in the slot, and then the night splits based on footy code affiliation: 100% Footy (36,000 BNE/SYD) or Footy Classified (75,000 MEL/ADL/PER).
Nine second in both primary (16.8%) and network (24.1%) rankings.

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Post the election, the ABC was always going to get some attention as they covered it on their Monday current affairs line up. 7:30 (723,000) does very strong numbers, while Australian Story (630,000). Four Corners (526,000) picks up as it dissects the election campaign for both major parties, and Media Watch (528,000) sees a bump too. Repeats of
Language and Me (261,000) and Q+A (37,000) filter the audience into the night.
ABC third in primary (15.6%) and fourth in network (21.1%) rankings.

The Project (297,000 6:30pm; 418,000 7pm) thankfully lifts on last week though continues to struggle to find an audience, as MasterChef Australia (523,000) benefits from Nine’s capitulation and the follow on, sliding neatly into first place in primetime (though down slightly on last week). Have You Been Paying Attention? (645,000)
again does massive business for 10 – a real high point. New and repeat eps of FBI Most Wanted (232,000; 104,000) see out the evening with a small number of viewers.
10 fourth in primary (15.5%) and third in network (21.3%) rankings.

A typical Monday for SBS, starting with Saving Lives at Sea (109,000), into 24 Hours In Emergency (123,000) and a repeat of 10 Mistakes: The Assassination of JFK (83,000).
SBS fifth in both primary (3.9%) and network (7.3%) rankings.


16-39: Have You Been Paying Attention? (139,000) takes the win from MasterChef Australia, Nine News 6pm/6:30pm, and Seven News 6pm.

18-49: Have You Been Paying Attention? (285,000) comes in ahead of Nine News 6pm/6:30pm, and Seven News 6pm/6:30pm.

25-54: Have You Been Paying Attention? (338,000) takes the triple-demo crown, followed by Nine News 6pm/6:30pm, and Seven News 6:30pm/6pm.


Doc Martin (175,000) on 7TWO takes the multi-channel win.


ABC Breakfast (223,000 (138,000 ABC; 85,000 ABC News))
Sunrise (221,000)
The Today Show (192,000)


No changes to the previous week’s primetime line-up after the Total TV figures were added: Lego Masters Australia finale/winner (Nine) lifted 24%/26% to 1,209,000/1,273,000; MasterChef Australia (10) lifted 18% to 877,000; and Big Brother Australia (Seven) lifted 51% to 849,000.

The BVOD best were Big Brother Australia (177,000), Home and Away (135,000), Lego Masters Australia finale (128,000), Lego Masters Australia winner (125,000), and 7:30 (108,000).

Here’s the five shows that lifted the most from their overnight figures:

ProgramNetworkTotal TV% lift
9-1-1 ep2Seven439,00061
Big Brother AustraliaSeven849,00051
Lego Masters Australia winnerNine1,273,00026
Have You Been Paying Attention?101,146,00025

Primary Channels, Multi-Channels, Shares, Subscription TV, Key Demos, Brekky Battle: All figures Total People, Five City Metro (5CM); overnights only.

Daily Consolidated 7 Total TV: All figures Total People, Consolidated 7 day Five City Metro (5CM) + Regional (Reg) + BVOD (Broadcast Video on Demand); % lift compared to overnight figures.

Top 20 Overnight Metro

Top 20 Multi-Channel Shows

Overnight Network Share

Top 20 Foxtel Shows

Daily Consolidated 7 Total TV Program Rankings

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2022. 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.

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