ABC1 climbs Monday ratings ladder ahead of Ten

While Nine remained on top in Monday’s ratings among the main channels, ABC1 surged into third place behind Seven with viewers tuning into its news and current affairs shows.  

In overall free-to-air TV viewing, Nine’s main channel attracted a 28.9 per cent share, ahead of Seven with 26.9 per cent. This was followed by ABC1 with 16.3 per cent, then Ten with 15.2 per cent, according to overnight preliminary OzTam data in the main metro markets.

The latest results for the latter two channels was in contrast to last Monday when ABC1 had a 13.9 per cent share, behind Ten’s 17.4 per cent.

ABC1 made it onto the top 15 list with its evening news, Australian Story and the Four Corners investigation into scientology.

Meanwhile, it was a weak night for Ten, with Nine’s Two and Half Men in the 7:30pm time slot the leader among 16-39s and 18-49s. It was also the most-watched show overall on Monday.

Nine led in the 7:30pm slot, though Seven’s My Kitchen Rules managed to maintain share compared to results last Monday, with almost 1.4 million. Nine also won at 8:30pm with The Mentalist, ahead of Seven’s Desperate Housewives.

However, in the 9:30pm slot Seven led with Brothers & Sisters, while Ten’s Good News Week, which aired from 8:30-10pm attracted 740,000 – ahead of Nine’s 9:30pm coverage of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards which had 701,000 viewers.

Monday’s channel share:

  • Nine: 28.9%
  • Seven: 26.9%
  • ABC1: 16.3%
  • Ten: 15.2%
  • SBS1: 5.0%
  • 7TWO 3.6%
  • GO!: 2.1%
  • ABC2: 1.1%
  • One: 0.4%
  • ABC3: 0.3%
  • SBS2: 0.2%

Monday’s top-rating shows:

  1. Two and a Half Men – 7:30pm Nine 1.587m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.489m
  3. Today Tonight Seven 1.453m
  4. Nine News Nine 1.433m
  5. My Kitchen Rules Seven 1.396m
  6. The Mentalist Nine 1.311m
  7. Two and a Half Men – 7:00pm Nine 1.286m
  8. The Big Bang Theory Nine 1.265m
  9. A Current Affair Nine 1.212m
  10. ABC News ABC 1.143m
  11. Home and Away Seven 1.127m
  12. Desperate Housewives Seven 1.083m
  13. Australian Story ABC 1.027m
  14. Brothers and Sisters Seven 0.974m
  15. Four Corners ABC 0.974m

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