Nine is feeling the ratings love as Love Child defeats Seven’s Revenge and helps Nine to a victorious 34.1% share of all free-to-air viewers on Monday night.
Last night’s episode of Love Child brought in 1.166 million viewers to Nine, according to OzTam’s preliminary metro ratings.
It defeated Seven’s Revenge which was watched by 855,000 viewers. Ten's new drama Secrets and Lies failed to win enough viewers to make up even half of what Revenge won. At 8.30pm the show pulled in just 403,000 viewers to sit behind the ABC's Media Watch and Four Corners.
Nine News (1.235 million) and Nine News at 6.30 (1.181 million) beat Seven’s combination of Seven News and Today Tonight as well. A Current Affair (1.077 million) also proved more popular than Seven’s Home and Away (853,000).
Nine’s broadcast of the 86th Academy Awards (560,000) helped Nine overcome Seven despite Seven’s My Kitchen Rules decisively winning the night.
My Kitchen Rules pulled in 1.695 million viewers for Seven and was last night’s most watched show.
At the same time 1.197 million people tuned in to The Block: Fans v Faves on Nine.
Seven sat in second place overall with a 31.3% share of all free-to-air viewers with 24.4% going to its primary channel. Nine’s main channel won 27.2%.
ABC came ahead of Ten which sat on a total 13.4% with 8.1% for its primary channel. The ABC won a total 18.1% with 13% going to ABC1.
SBS sat on a combined 3% with 2.4% for SBS ONE.