TV Ratings December 3: Audiences love ABC’s Australian Story & Back Roads

• Strong news audience helps Seven to Monday summer win

Week 49 – Summer schedule – Monday

• Strong news audience helps Seven to Monday summer win
• Audiences love ABC’s Australian Story & Back Roads


Seven News was a strong performer last night with metro audiences over 1m for both parts of the bulletin and Today Tonight in Adelaide and Perth.

Seven’s Home And Away started its first week of summer schedule on 620,000.

Seven’s ob docs Emergency Call and Border Patrol were then both commercial timeslot winners.

Two episodes of God Friended Me had audience just over and just under 400,000, with both episodes commercial timeslot winners.


A Current Affair was a clear timeslot winner with its first night of summer survey.

Family Food Fight was on 456,000, ranking it third in the timeslot.

The 2012 007 movie Skyfall did 288,000.


Comedian Iliza Shlesinger joined the hosts on The Project with the episode on 429,000.

The channel’s Monday best was The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds on 439,000.

Two episodes of Murphy Brown did 303,000 and then 225,000 with a late screening of How To Stay Married on 110,000.


Australian Story featured Kerryn Phelps with 731,000 making it the fourth most-watched program last night.

Season four of Back Roads then launched with Heather Ewart on a Queensland road trip with a greengrocer. The episode did 669,000 and won its slot.

The penultimate Media Watch for the year was on 516,000.

Hamish Macdonald was hosting Q&A with 379,000 watching.


British history with Elizabeth I And Her Enemies on 183,000 at 7.30pm.

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