Seven storms the US drama battle with The Blacklist while Ten has a Homeland ratings disaster

Seven smashed Monday night’s ratings with US drama series The Blacklist winning 1.596m viewers, while Ten scored just 443,000 for the return of its import Homeland.

The Blacklist, a pilot episode of the series about a former fugitive and an FBI agent, was the top program for the night, and the number one show in people 25-54 .

Meanwhile Ten’s first episode of the third series of Homeland was fourth in the 8.30pm timeslot, and 21st for the night.

The US drama series – starring Clare Danes as a CIA officer with bipolar disorder tracking a soldier who she believes may be a terrorist – was also streamed on Ten’s catchup TV service tenplay from 2.15pm eastern time yesterday to make it available to Australian viewers as soon as possible after its US debut. Ten has not yet released viewing numbers for catchup viewing, but a spokeswoman said last year Homeland’s audiences lifted by around 165,000 viewers per week in time shifted viewing. The episode had also been leaked ahead of time on file sharing sites which may not have helped ratings.

Homeland did a little better in Ten’s target demographic of people 25-54 where it was 12th for the night.

But the network still had a very poor night overall with a share of free to air viewing for the evening of just 9 per cent across the five city metro. In Brisbane Ten’s share was just 7.3 per cent for the night, while it was 7.7 per cent in Adelaide.

Seven also won the earlier timeslot with The X Factor live results show scoring 1.525m viewers across the five cities, making it second for the night. And it was second in people 25-54.

Meanwhile Big Brother on Channel Nine was eighth for the night with 970,000 viewers, and third in people 25-54. Live evictions from the house have been moved to Wednesdays.

Nine continued its archive series The Amazing 80s at 9pm, which lost viewers on previous weeks scoring just 465,000 last night. Although it was 20th overall, the show was 11th in people 25 to 54.

The competition was close between game shows Hot Seat on Channel Nine and Seven’s Million Dollar Minute, with Million Dollar Minute narrowly winning the largest audience with 629,000 viewers above Hot Seat’s 614,000.

Seven’s Sunrise beat Nine’s Today by 360,000 to 293,000.

Last night also saw the final episode of Breaking Bad broadcast on Foxtel’s premium subscription channel Showcase, where it had 71,000 viewers on its first viewing and was eighth among subscription channels.

Megan Reynolds

Monday’s top 15 shows:

  1. The Blacklist Seven 1.596m
  2. The X Factor Live Results Seven 1.525m
  3. Seven News Seven 1.305m
  4. Nine News Nine 1.230m
  5. Today Tonight Seven 1.089m
  6. A Current Affair Nine 1.037m
  7. Australian Story ABC1 1.024m
  8. Big Brother Nine 970,000
  9. Home and Away Seven 958,000
  10. ABC News ABC1 947,000
  11. ABC News ABC1 908,000
  12. 7.30-EV ABC1 879,000
  13. Four Corners ABC1 697,000
  14. Media Watch ABC1 676,000
  15. Ten Eyewitness News Ten 665,000

Monday’s share:

  • Seven 28.0%
  • Nine 18.8%
  • ABC1 14.7%
  • TEN 9.0%
  • GO! 4.4%
  • 7mate 3.8%
  • 7TWO 3.4%
  • ELEVEN 3.2%
  • SBS ONE 3.1%
  • ABC2 2.8%
  • Gem 2.5%
  • ABC News 24 2.5%
  • ONE 2.1%
  • ABC3 0.9%
  • SBS 2 0.8%
  • NITV 0.1%

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