Monday night’s always an interesting bag on the telly, as the free-to-airs’ reality options attempt to outwit the ABC’s night of hard-hitting current affairs.
Again, the night belonged to Married At First Sight that topped the time sheets with 1.3 million viewers. However, MKR wasn’t far behind with 1.12 million.
Seven won the night with 34.6 per cent, followed by Nine with 28.4 per cent, the ABC took third with 15.8 per cent, Ten mustered 15.2 per cent and the SBS bought home six per cent.
Q&A – despite being an apparent finger on the pulse of the nation – pulled a miserly 397,000 with viewers clearly abandoning the show following Media Watch (523,000).
However, it could be said Seven’s Olympics coverage – that peaked at a high of 755,000 last night – is still playing havoc with viewer eyeballs.
Seven won the battle of the 6pm news bulletins, beating rial Nine by 1.21 million to 958,000 respectively. That said, Nine’s ACA had a pearler of an evening pulling 989,000.
Over at Ten, I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! pulled a disappointing 534,000 and was even beaten by The Project with 561,000.
The ABC’s night went thus: ABC News (700,000), 7.30 (647,000), Australian Story (583,000), Media Watch (523,000), Four Corners (500,000), Q&A (397,000) and Think Tank (164,000).
SBS’s best was Michael Mosley: Trust Me, I’m a Doctor that pulled an anaemic 229,000.