Monday Drama choices suggest it’s not all about Reality

By David Knox on August 26, 2014 / Filed Under News 9

HH B6 D8 520  Firass Dirani as Justin Baynie in HOUSE HUSBANDS (Series 3). A Playmaker Production for the Nine Network. Photo JAs Monday nights go, it was a relatively by-the-numbers evening last night with viewers fishing around for some drama in a sea of Reality television.

While The Block and The X Factor topped the entertainment choices, there was a strong showing by House Husbands and even Foyle’s War on 7TWO.

Nine network won with 30.2% then Seven 29.5%, ABC 20.2%, TEN 16.9% and SBS 3.4%.

The Block topped the night for Nine at 1.19m then Nine News (1.16m / 1.1m), ACA (994,000), House Husbands (928,000) and Hot Seat (590,000) Footy Classified was 206,000 in 3 cities (18,000 on GEM).

Seven News (1.07m / 1.00) led the night for Seven then The X Factor (1.06m), Home and Away (901,000), The Amazing Race Aus v NZ (663,000 / 517,000) and Million Dollar Minute (558,000). Talking Footy was 23,000 in 3 cities (64,000 / 11,000 on 7mate).

Australian Story (811,000) bettered ABC News (780,000), Four Corners (757,000), 7:30 (726,000), Media Watch (678,000) and Q & A (551,000 / 82,000).

The Project (774,000 / 538,000) was best for TEN. TEN Eyewitness News was 675,000, David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities was 506,000 / 419,000, Have You Been Paying Attention? was 423,000 and NCIS: LA was 259,000.

It was a tough night on SBS with SBS World News at 132,000, then Legally Brown (113,000), Mythbusters (109,000) and Monitor Me (100,000).

7TWO’s Foyle’s War led multichannels at 322,000.

Sunrise: 364,000
Today: 299,000
ABC News Breakfast: 68,000 / 49,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 25 August 2014


  1. Maev....Sydney August 26, 2014 at 8:56 pm -

    @ Secret Squirrel…Brooklyn Nine-Nine…you can watch it again on Sunday 8.30PM …SBS2…
    @ stevie g …Orlando was very young…very thin…I have previously watched.

  2. harrypotter1994 August 26, 2014 at 5:14 pm -

    For me it was Family Fued then the first 30 mins of the Project onto Home and Away, The X Factor and the first Ep of Amazing Race. 2nd ep on PVR and House Husbands will be caught up on through the weekend replay (although they wouldn’t like to hear that!)

  3. Alessandro August 26, 2014 at 4:26 pm -

    Any numbers for the australia vs zimbabwae odi game on fox?

  4. Sairy.James August 26, 2014 at 3:33 pm -

    I love HYBPA. although, i can only convince my partner to watch it when Kate Langbrook isn’t a guest.
    If only I had a ratings box…….

  5. paultv August 26, 2014 at 12:20 pm -

    I enjoy Brooklyn Nine-Nine as a solid, better tha average comedy, but surprised it won awards for this first season.

  6. Secret Squirrel August 26, 2014 at 11:05 am -

    And I keep forgetting about Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Ok, it doesn’t set the world on fire but it’s alright as something light to watch after dinner.

    However, since it was swapped with Legally Brown, which doesn’t interest me, I haven’t watched it.

  7. Netpixie August 26, 2014 at 11:00 am -

    Steve G promos have Orlando Bloom in Midsummer Murder tonight.

  8. Pete August 26, 2014 at 10:37 am -

    Assume the start of the US rating season at end of September wil lead to some fast tracked content on Ten on Sundays and Mondays as their current line up just does not cut it. How many more eps of the low rating HYBPA have Ten committed to?

  9. stevie g August 26, 2014 at 10:34 am -

    I was intending to watch Midsommer Murders, becasue it had Orlando Bloom in it, but totally forgot.

  10. Beckala August 26, 2014 at 10:06 am -

    Crap, I completely forgot about House Husbands. The change from Sundays to Mondays has really thrown me – I keep forgetting.

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