Can of Worms edges closer to 1m

Questions such as whether religious headscarves have a place in Australia, and if Australians swear more than Americans or the British, helped Can of Worms improve its ratings on last week – and only just miss out on winning its timeslot.

The Network Ten show, produced by Zapruder’s Other Films and presented by Ian Dickson, rated 980,000, according to preliminary overnight ratings from Oztam. In the 8.45pm to 9.45pm slot, the show had a 25.8% commercial share – only just behind Seven’s 26.9% made up of the final 45 minutes of The Amazing Race and the first few minutes of Bones.  

Overall, The Amazing Race rated 1.039m and Bones rated 485,000.

Ten stablemate Masterchef won the night with a healthy 1.758m, pipping The Block’s 1.544m on Nine. Nine’s Rescue Special Ops rated 865,000 as the show’s ratings continued their recent recovery.

Nine won the night overall with Ten sneaking in above Seven for second place.

 Monday’s top 15 shows:

  1. Masterchef – Ten – 1.758m
  2. The Block – Nine – 1.544m
  3. Today Tonight – Seven – 1.461m
  4. Seven News – Seven – 1.451m
  5. Nine News – Nine – 1.239m
  6. A Current Affair – Nine – 1.199m
  7. The Big Bang Theory – Nine – 1.077m
  8. Home and Away – Seven – 1.046m
  9. The Amazing Race – Seven – 1.039m
  10. Can of Worms – Ten – 0.980m
  11. ABC News – ABC – 0.905m
  12. The 7PM Project – Ten – 0.896m
  13. Rescue Special Ops – Nine – 0.865m
  14. Border Security – Seven – 0.834m
  15. Australian Story – ABC – 0.761m

Monday’s channel share:

Nine: 21.9%
Ten: 19.8%
Seven: 19.3%
ABC1: 12.3%
7TWO: 4.8%
7mate: 3.9%
SBS1: 3.9%
Eleven: 3.4%
Go!: 3.4%
Gem: 2.7%
ABC2: 1.5%
One: 1.4%
ABC3: 0.6%
ABC News 24: 0.6%
SBS2: 0.6%


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