Monday Ratings | 7:30 and AUSTRALIAN STORY sew up primetime for the ABC

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The commercial networks in all sorts of situations as shows aren’t firing and other shows (thankfully) end.

Channel 9

Nine’s best was A Current Affair (662,000) before the season two finale of My Mum, Your Dad (335,000) closes out an up and down season. Australian Crime Stories: The Investigators (240,000) premieres to reasonable numbers, followed by a similar result afterwards for Getting Away with Murder (120,000).

Nine first in primary (19.2%) and second in network (26.5%) rankings.

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Channel 7

Home & Away (429,000 7pm; 365,000 7:30pm-8:30pm Late) helps Seven to third in the primetime hour, however Big Brother Australia (134,000) continues to struggle in its later slot but is picking up some extra viewers in catch-up. S.W.A.T. (71,000) and Chicago Fire (29,000) offered some first-run US drama as the schedule runs out.

Seven second in primary (17%) and first in network (28%) rankings.


7:30 (526,000) and Australian Story (512,000) took primetime for the ABC easily. Evacuation (286,000) and Media Watch (328,000) played to smaller audiences however were still competitive, with Q+A (183,000) again struggling in the later night. This was followed by a repeat of Danny and the Human Zoo (DNR).

ABC third in both primary (14.4%) and network (19.5%) rankings.

Channel 10

The Project (187,000 6:30pm; 280,000 7pm) delivers its best for 10, up week-on-week, with Dessert Masters (449,000) again performing solidly and coming in a strong second in primetime. The Secret She Keeps (145,000) is struggling with its FTA run (after already having played out on Paramount+), while a double repeat of FBI: Most Wanted (97,000; 73,000) ran a small audience through to the close.

10 fourth in both primary (11.2%) and network (18.6%) rankings.

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A night of repeats on SBS, starting with Inside Aldi (139,000), then running into 1967: Summer of Love (109,000), and Secrets of the Tower of London (47,000).

SBS fifth in both primary (4.3%) and network (7.4%) rankings.


16-39: Seven News 6pm (82,000) led Dessert Masters, Seven News 6:30pm, and Nine News 6pm/6:30pm.

18-49: Seven News 6pm (159,000) beat Dessert Masters, Seven News 6:30pm, and Nine News 6pm/6:30pm.

25-54: Seven News 6:30pm (215,000) was followed by Seven News 6pm, Dessert Masters, and Nine News 6pm/6:30pm.


Endeavour – PM (121,000) leads the multi-channel race for 7TWO.


ServiceTimeO’nights (cume/avg)Note
ABC News7pm-7:30pm571,000
SBS World News6:30pm-7:30pm120,000123,000 6:30pm
117,000 7pm
Seven News6pm-7pm900,000904,000 6pm
895,000 6:30pm
Nine News6pm-7pm734,000730,000 6pm
738,000 6:30pm
10 News First5pm-6:30pm205,000 5pm
151,000 6pm

SBS World News averaged ((6:30pm+7pm)/2) to obtain total program figure.
Seven News/Nine News figures averaged ((6pm+6:30pm)/2) to obtain total program figure.


Sunrise 216,000
The Today Show 201,000
ABC Breakfast 135,000 (92,000 ABC; 43,000 ABC News)


No changes to the previous week’s primetime line-up after the Total TV figures were added: Dessert Masters (10) lifted 27% to 806,000; Home and Away – Late (Seven) lifted 32% to 803,000; and My Mum, Your Dad (Nine) lifted 41% to 611,000.

The BVOD best were Love Island Australia (256,000), My Mum, Your Dad (134,000), Home and Away – Late (129,000), Home and Away (127,000), Dessert Masters (113,000), and Big Brother Australia (101,000).

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

ProgramNetworkTotal TV% lift
Love Island AustraliaNine330,000871
Big Brother AustraliaSeven410,00065
My Mum, Your DadNine611,00041
Home and Away – LateSeven803,00032
Dessert Masters10806,00027

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 2023. 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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