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Crikey

It’s the year 2139, and yet another series of Big Brother is hitting your TV…

Look, ma, I didn’t have to duck! The Nine network was safe again on Monday night.

Seven started yet another series of Big Brother which will do well on replay and streaming, but the 682,000 for the launch was as good as MasterChef got a couple of weeks ago. MasterChef beat Big Brother’s return last night with 721,000, and Lego Masters averaged 807,000 for Nine — which was enough to leave the network in top place for the demos in the main channels and total people. The ABC easily topped Ten for third with the great Australian Story episode on the late Bon Scott with 920,000 viewers, Four Corners with 756,000, and Media Watch with 648,000. 

A crow too early on Monday morning by Michael Rowland on the ABC’s News Breakfast’s about the program beating Nine’s Today every morning Monday to Friday last week (into second behind Seven’s Sunrise) for the first time in 13 years. “The result reflects our key point of difference to the other shows. We don’t have ‘news’ in our title for nothing,” reports had Rowland saying. The OzTAM ratings for the same Monday morning told a different story: Today with 303,000 nationally easily toppled News Breakfast with 278,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (28.0%)
  2. Nine (26.9%)
  3. ABC (19.2%)
  4. Ten (18.0%)
  5. SBS (7.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (19.8%)
  2. Nine (18.73%)
  3. ABC (14.5%)
  4. Ten (11.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.5%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (3.9%)
  2. 10 Bold (3.0%)
  3. 10 Peach (2.7%)
  4. Gem (2.6%)
  5. ABC Kids/Plus (2.4%).

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.667 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.593 million
  3. Nine News — 1.277 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 1.214 million
  5. 7pm ABC News — 990,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 980,000
  7. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 932,000
  8. Australian Story (ABC) — 920,000
  9. Home and Away (Seven) — 889,000
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 844,000

Top metro programs: Seven News — 1.048 million; Seven News 6.30 – 1.007 million.

Regional top 5: Seven News, 619,000; Seven News 6.30, 587,000; Home and Away, 358,000; The Chase Australia 5.30pm, 345,000; Nine News, 329,000.

Losers: MasterChef and Big Brother.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.048 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.007 million
  3. Nine News — 950,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 898,000
  5. ACA (Nine) — 705,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 672,000
  7. Australian Story (ABC) — 625,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 584,000
  9. Four Corners (ABC) — 524,000
  10. Media Watch (ABC) — 453,000

Morning (national) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 401,000/243,000
  2. Today (Nine) — 303,000/197,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC) — 278,000/184,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 241,000
  5. Morning news (ABC) — 235,000
  6. Today Extra (Nine) — 154,000
  7. Studio 10 (Ten) — 42,000

Top 5 pay TV programs:

  1. F1: Miami Race (Fox Sports 506) — 85,000
  2. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 75,000
  3. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 68,000
  4. Credlin (Sky News) — 64,000
  5. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 58,000