Brownlow coverage kicks goals for Seven

Seven’s live broadcast of the AFL’s Brownlow Medal was the top program in Melbourne and Adelaide on Monday night and second in Perth.

Despite not airing on Seven in Sydney and Brisbane, the show was sixth in total viewers for the night with a total of 979,000.

In Melbourne the awards rated 637,000, in Adelaide it rated 158,000 and 160,000 in Perth, according to preliminary ratings from OzTam.

Nationally, the ceremony was third in the 16-39 and 18-49 demographics, and fourth in 25-54.

The 7.30pm pre-awards Brownlow red carpet special rated 722,000 in total viewers..

Essendon’s Jobe Watson won the medal.

Because of the audience draw of the Brownlow Medal, Nine only aired Underbelly: Badness in Sydney and Brisbane. The show was the second highest rating show in Sydney with 334,000 and 14th in Brisbane on 141,000 to rate 475,000 across the two cities.

Ten’s retained its normal Monday evening schedule. A repeat of Modern Family at 7pm rated 617,000 in 17th spot, Don’t Tell the Bride at 7.30pm rated 472,000 in 24th spot while Can of Worms at 8.30pm rated 592,000 in 18th spot.

Seven News won the night rating 1.296m across the five city metro markets, followed by Nine News on 1.143m.

Big Brother live nominations rated 979,000 across the five cities while the daily Big Brother show rated 938,000 in eighth spot.

In the battle for breakfast television, Seven’s Sunrise beat Nine’s Today, 327,000 to 301,000.

Monday’s Top 15 shows:
1. Seven News – Seven 1.296m
2. Nine News – Nine 1.143m
3. ABC News – ABC 1.033m
4. A Current Affair – Nine 1.022m
5. Big Brother – Live Nominations – Nine 0.979m
6. The Brownlow Medal – Seven 0.956m
7. Today Tonight – Seven 0.955*m
8. Big Brother – Nine 0.938m
9. Australian Story – ABC 0.932m
10. Four Corners – ABC 0.847m
11. Home and Away – Seven 0.732*m
12. 7:30 – ABC 0.724m
13. Media Watch – ABC 0.722m
14. The Brownlow Medal – Red Carpet – Seven 0.722m
15. Ten News – Ten 0.687m

*Home and Away was not broadcast in Adelaide and Perth while Today Tonight was not broadcast in Perth.

Monday’s channel share:
Seven: 26.9%
Nine: 18.0%
ABC1: 15.0%
Ten: 10.9%
7TWO: 5.4%
Eleven: 4.6%
GO!: 4.0%
SBS1: 3.1%
Gem: 2.7%
7mate: 2.7%
ABC2: 2.3%
One: 1.8%
ABC3: 1.1%
ABC News 24: 0.8%
SBS2: 0.6%


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