TV Ratings September 24: Seven’s Brownlow Medal coverage secures big Monday win

Mediaweek editor James Manning examines last night’s TV ratings.

• Seven’s Brownlow Medal coverage secures big Monday win
• Guest bedroom and re-do room week give The Block close to 1m

Breakfast TV watch

Breakfast TV averages metro

Week 38

Sunrise 264,000 (Sydney 74,000, Melbourne 63,000)

Today 230,000 (Sydney 68,000, Melbourne 56,000)

Week 39


Sunrise 269,000 (Sydney 80,000, Melbourne 80,000)

Today 223,000 (Sydney 64,000, Melbourne 66,000)


Sunrise 267,000 (Sydney 73,000, Melbourne 65,000)

Today 231,000 (Sydney 73,000, Melbourne 55,000)

Monday Ratings


Home and Away started a new week with 523,000 in three markets after a week 38 average of 594,000.

The Brownlow Medal screened on Seven in AFL states and on 7mate elsewhere. The combined metro audience was 895,000. The audience in Adelaide and Perth last year was 985,000 (820,000 was that three-market comparison this year). The audience though was big enough to push Seven out to a big Monday win.

See our Sports Week feature today for more Brownlow Medal ratings.

Sydney and Brisbane viewers got Highway Patrol and then the movie Captain Phillips.


A Current Affair was on 832,000 after a week 38 average of 759,000.

Up against the Brownlow Medal red carpet and then the start of the voting, The Block was just under 1m after 1.09m on Monday last week. It is guest bedroom and re-do room week on the series.

Doctor, Doctor dropped to 315,000 from three markets against the Brownlow.


The Project featured Cher, The Barefoot Investor and a cross to Angela Pippos on the Brownlow red carpet with 553,000 watching. The average for the 7pm half of the show last week was 497,000.

Survivor had some tough competition in addition to The Block with 627,000 watching Brian Lake continuing to manipulate the competitors beautifully as Commando became Dead Man Walking.

Have You Been Paying Attention? featured Dr Chris Brown guest-hosting with an audience of 638,000.


7.30 host Leigh Sales tried to get Michelle Guthrie and / or Justin Milne on the program, but she told viewers neither was available. The episode did 617,000 after a week 38 average of 574,000.

Australian Story then did 667,000 followed by Four Corners on 623,000.

Media Watch covered the departure of Michelle Guthrie with 567,000 watching.

No Q&A last night. Instead a David Attenborough doco, which did 245,000.


A doco called The Other Prince William did 186,000 at 7.30pm.

However, the 9.30pm screening of 24 Hours In Emergency was the channel’s best with 190,000.

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