ACA story on Struggle Street most watched show of the night as X Factor lifts audience

Last night’s A Current Affair story on how public broadcaster SBS is looking to commission a second season of documentary Struggle Street in Sunshine, Victoria drew 1.135m metro viewers and was the most watched show of Monday night.

A Current AffairAccording to Oztam overnight preliminary ratings, Nine’s ACA was more than 150,000 viewers up on last week, while in the 7.30pm slot Seven’s X Factor lifted on last week’s performance, up 69,000 viewers, to 1.017m.

X Factor won its timeslot up against The Block which had 999,000 viewers and The Biggest Loser Families which was down on last week, with 523,000 viewers. 

Over on the ABC, at 8pm, 946,000 people watched the Australian Story episode looking at singer Jenny Morris’s life.

In the 8.30pm slot, the season finale of House Husbands drew a better audience of 847,000 a figure well up on last week where it drew only 690,000 and not far of where it debuted for this season, while the Four Corners on ABC episode on the flood of Chinese investment in Australia drew 847,000 people. Nine has not made an announcement on whether it will return next year.

Ten’s highest rating program of the night was also at 8.30pm with Have You Been Paying Attention? drawing 586,000 viewers.

On pay-TV the return of Walking Dead at 1.30pm on FX drew 68,000 viewers national while a repeat at 8.30pm 86,000 viewers watched the show.

In consolidated viewing last weekly Australian Story on actor Garry McDonald picked up 77,000 viewers for a consolidated figure of 1.126m to in the night in metro regions, while Ten’s Homeland got a massive bump with 148,000 viewers watching on timeshifted, a boost of 77 per cent. Last night Homelands managed 187,000 viewers.

House Husbands was the most timeshifted program with 222,000 viewers watching it on delay for a consolidated audience of 877,000.

In the news battle Nine won comfortably with 1.072m viewers at 6.30pm, up from 1.051m at 6pm, while Seven had 1.022m for 6pm bulletin and 1.004m for the 6.30pm and Today Tonight offering.

Nine also stole a march in breakfast with 331,000 tuning in for Today and 310,000 for Seven’s Sunrise.

In audience share, Nine had the largest main channel audience share with 21.3 per cent, Seven had 20.9 per cent, the ABC had 16.8 per cent and Ten had 10.9 per cent.

Top 15 Shows
1 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network Nine 1,135,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network Nine 1,072,000
3 NINE NEWS Network Nine 1,051,000
4 SEVEN NEWS Network Seven 1,022,000
5 THE X FACTOR Network Seven 1,017,000
6 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network Seven 1,004,000
7 THE BLOCK Network Nine 999,000
8 AUSTRALIAN STORY Network ABC 946,000
9 7.30 Network ABC 907,000
10 ABC NEWS Network ABC 867,000
11 FOUR CORNERS Network ABC 865,000
12 HOUSE HUSBANDS Network Nine 847,000
13 HOME AND AWAY Network Seven 811,000
14 MEDIA WATCH Network ABC 754,000
15 Q&A Network ABC 608,000

Audience Share
Network 9 21.3%
Network 7 20.9%
Network ABC 16.8%
Network TEN 10.9%
Network 7TWO 5.5%
Network GO! 4.5%
Network SBS 3.7%
Network 7mate 3.4%
Network Gem 3.0%
Network ONE 2.9%
Network ELEVEN 2.4%
Network ABC2 2.1%
Network ABC News 24 1.0%
Network SBS 2 1.0%
Network ABC3 0.6%
Network NITV 0.1%

Total Audience Share
Network 7 TTL 29.7%
Network 9 TTL 28.8%
Network ABC TTL 20.4%
Network TEN TTL 16.3%
Network SBS TTL 4.7%

Data OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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