Monday Week 24 2019
• First of The Voice Knockout Rounds keeps audience above 1m
• Big Freeze Monday clash helps Seven News audience to 1.3m
• Have You Been Paying Attention?, MasterChef keep 10 competitive
• Seven News 1,297,000/1,182,000
• Nine News 1,021,000/1,026,000
• A Current Affair 899,000
• ABC News 739,000
• 7.30 573,000
• The Project 323,000/533,000
• 10 News First 394,000
• The Drum 191,000
• SBS World News 142,000
• Sunrise 246,000
• Today 171,000
The afternoon AFL helped Seven to a record 2019 news audience with 1.297m watching at 6pm. The Collingwood-Melbourne game has been known as the Queen’s Birthday clash, although it is now better known as the Big Freeze match thanks to Neale Daniher and his Fight MND work. That news audience might have even been better if it was a better game – Melbourne again capitulated early and was never in the hunt. The football audience was 554,000 with 403,000 in Melbourne.
Home And Away was on 701,000 after a week 23 average of 665,000, down on the previous week of 684,000.
House Rules then did 761,000 after 679,000 on Sunday. Last week’s Monday episode did 743,000.
The season final of 9-1-1 was on 414,000 after 255,000 a week prior.
A Current Affair started its new week with a big audience just on 900,000. It’s week 23 average was 754,000, close to the previous week’s 763,000.
The first of the Knockout rounds started on The Voice as the contestants are quickly culled. The audience was 1.01m, which was up marginally on the 1.0m a week ago.
Nine then screened Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration with 394,000 watching the recent US special.
Both Have You Been Paying Attention? and MasterChef kept 10 competitive. Both shows were just under 700,000 and they were both top 5 all people, only trailing The Voice in entertainment rankings. However the shows ranked #1 and #2 with viewers 16-39.
Tony Martin was one of the guests on HYBPA? while on MasterChef, Walleed Rasheed was the 12th contestant eliminated, meaning we now have the top 12 in action. Well not quite. Tim then won his way back into the series.
Earlier in the night Carrie Bickmore was a guest on The Project from London, celebrating her Queen’s Birthday Honour plus explaining spending time with her new baby has been the reason behind her prolonged absence from the show. She didn’t indicate how long it would be until her return. The Project was on 533,000 after 7pm. The week 23 average was 473,000, up from 444,000 the previous week.
Later in the evening, the third episode of Kinne Tonight did 232,000 after the previous eps had audiences of 392,000 and 279,000. The 10pm starting time isn’t helping those numbers.
Australian Story was on 591,000 with Julie Bishop introducing a story about four members of the one family who died on MH17.
Four Corners was on 580,000 with a Louise Milligan report on the Bourke Street murderer.
Media Watch did 537,000 with a special episode on last week’s media raids and Q&A was on 339,000.
Medicine Or Myth was on 288,000.
Earlier in the night the first of the three-party 63 Up doco did 292,000.