ABC pushes TEN to fourth on Monday. Again.

By David Knox on November 15, 2011 / Filed Under News 24

Monday proved to be a struggle for TEN, once again beaten by the ABC, but this time without Four Corners, Q & A and Media Watch in sight.

The X Factor topped the night with 1.4m viewers, with Seven News (1.19m), Today Tonight (1.09m), Home and Away (1.01m), and Body of Proof (965,000).

The Big Bang Theory was 1.36m for Nine with Celebrity Apprentice (Challenge: 1.25m / Mon: 1.06m), A Current Affair (1.05m) ahead of Nine News (1.04m), then The Mentalist (1.00m) and CSI: Miami (619,000).

ABC News (860,000) was best for ABC1 followed by Australian Story (809,000), Targeting Bin Laden (808,000), and 7:30 (656,000).

Junior MasterChef‘s 602,000 was the best TEN could manage, followed by The Project (571,000), TEN News at Five (560,000), Undercover Boss (460,000) and Law and Order: SVU (314,000). Good News World was 154,000.

Housos (278,000) topped SBS ONE with Mythbusters (251,000) and Man Vs Wild (176,000) next.

Seven won the night.

Monday 14 Nov


  1. H B November 15, 2011 at 11:51 pm -

    I think Channel 10 is trying hard to send itself broke.

  2. jonno November 15, 2011 at 9:26 pm -

    @phlm @ samo- Agree, I also miss the breakfast ratings.

  3. David Knox November 15, 2011 at 9:26 pm -

    Those Renovators numbers don’t look so bad now.

  4. oztvheritage(youtube channel) November 15, 2011 at 9:24 pm -

    Amazing how quickly Ten has fallen in a heap. If Junior MC was on 7 it would be doing a million plus. If X Factor was on Ten it would be doing 700K. the brand is so badly damaged thanks to 2011 changes. It needs a regular major program success to turn things around and to build the network on. The pressure in on in 2012!!!! If Breakfast and YTT fails……ooohhhh boy!

  5. Jason S November 15, 2011 at 7:03 pm -

    Ten is the Australian equivalent to NBC in the US.

  6. Joe Blog's November 15, 2011 at 4:47 pm -

    “Why has GNW not been canned yet? Seriously, how is the continued production of this program justified given its humiliating audience figures? Is it some kind of tax write-off for Ten?”

    Maybe Ten need it to fill their Aussie content quota?

  7. Allie November 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm -

    Junior Master Chef has well and truly bombed this year, I doubt whether it will make it onto the schedule in 2012. To use a cooking metaphor, stick a fork in it, it’s done.

    Why has GNW not been canned yet? Seriously, how is the continued production of this program justified given its humiliating audience figures? Is it some kind of tax write-off for Ten?

  8. John from Sunny Coast November 15, 2011 at 2:24 pm -

    Seven won the night. Gee, it must have been by the smallest of margins looking at those figures. I couldn’t find anything worth watching and watched a DVD instead.

  9. Dakota November 15, 2011 at 2:15 pm -

    Wow, Thanks David… is there any chance the show could revert back to GNWeek?

  10. A. November 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm -

    @ steven guy

    As a viewer I hope the Ten Network leave those shows where they are as they usually start within 5 minutes of when they are expected and are reliably shown. Unlike Ch 10 shows in recent years with reality rarely ending on time so messing the other programmes up. Including destroying their audience figures. Because you have to be extremely interested to wait 20-40 minutes. So people go to another more reliable channel. Plus I like to see and hear the end credits (they usually show the start ) . You get that on the multi-channels which I love. Plus sometimes a well placed promo inbetween the end and the credits. Which is perfect. Unlike the main channels. Which invite you to flick over immediately with how they destroy the end credits.

  11. Shelley November 15, 2011 at 1:37 pm -

    Honestly, one’s Monday night line-up is better than what they show on ten… Maybe they should switch? ;)

  12. roaringdave November 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm -

    Correction to what David said : GNW = drama points because it isn’t funny.

  13. Aimee Eddie November 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm -

    Please TEN! Bring back Good News Week!

  14. ryaneco November 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm -

    David anyway you can report on the breakfast battle? Do you still see a range of figures and just can’t post them?

  15. David Knox November 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm -

    Craig: GNW = drama points because there is scripted comedy.

  16. steven guy November 15, 2011 at 12:42 pm -

    10 needs to move shows like Dexter, Sons Of Anarchy, Supernatural, Being Human, American Horror and House back to the primary channel on monday and tuesdayand wednesday nights because at the moment it looks like drunk monkeys have taken over programming !

  17. Craig November 15, 2011 at 12:38 pm -

    David you must be getting sick of typing “Seven won the night” LOL

    Why hasn’t TEN dumped GNWorld yet? GNWeek used to be a top show, put has become a smut fest of late, not really suited to 8:30pm where it used to live.

  18. Jaye November 15, 2011 at 12:32 pm -

    The Mentalist was awesome last night.

  19. Ryano November 15, 2011 at 12:27 pm -

    I imagine it will only get worse in 2012 for Ten.
    With the AFL gone you can expect a fall in audience share in Melbourne/Perth & Adelaide. The promotion of shows during the AFL would have provided a organic boost to most Ten shows.

  20. D November 15, 2011 at 11:50 am -

    Love that photo!

  21. Lucio November 15, 2011 at 11:45 am -

    Keep going please TEN, I’m keen to pick up my next tranche of shares at around the 80c mark. Much obliged.

  22. samo November 15, 2011 at 11:29 am -

    yeah i miss the daily Today V Sunrise battle……without the top 50 all that interest goes out the window…..

  23. deedeedragons November 15, 2011 at 11:06 am -


  24. philm November 15, 2011 at 10:56 am -

    Hey David. Any way that we can find out breakfast ratings, Would be interested to see how things with kochie in Europe went.

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