Not even Bachelor Tim Robards could make it to the end of Nine’s punishing Australian Ninja Warrior course, but that’s nothing compared to what awaits the first semi-finalists tonight.
Nine’s new juggernaut pulled 1.53m viewers last night, down on last Monday’s 1.6m viewers- but who’s complaining? At least MasterChef Australia enjoyed a lift, rising 100,000 viewers to 853,000 as Sarah Tiong was sent home. 7:30 followed with Highway Patrol in fourth place.
Have You Been Paying Attention? was also up for TEN from 658,000 to 779,000 edging out Here Come the Habibs, albeit with a 35 minute head start.
Elsewhere Four Corners and Home and Away rose, with timeslot wins to Seven News and ACA.
Nine network won Monday with 32.8% then Seven 25.3%, TEN 19.2%, ABC 17.75 and SBS 5.1%.
Australian Ninja Warrior was #1 with 1.53m then Nine News (1.04m / 1.02m), A Current Affair (919,000), Here Come the Habibs! (719,000) and Hot Seat (538,000 / 331,000). Footy Classified was 207,000 in 3 cities.
Seven News (1.12 / 1.08m) led for Seven then Home and Away (759,000), The Chase (691,000 / 477,000), Highway Patrol (578,000 / 572,000) and Movie: The Bourne Identity (410,000).
MasterChef Australia (853,000) and Have You Been Paying Attention? (779,000) scored for TEN then The Project (615,000 / 390,000), TEN Eyewitness News (454,000) and Family Feud (378,000). An Offspring encore was just 178,000.
ABC News (778,000), 7:30 (619,000), Four Corners (609,000), Australian Story (569,000), Media Watch (550,000) and Q&A (442,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was 24 Hour in Emergency (172,000), Michael Mosley: Meet the Humans (158,000), SBS World News (153,000) and Mutiny (105,000).
Shaun the Sheep was a shoo-in on multichannels at 245,000.
News Breakfast: 93,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 17 July 2017