Gallipoli falls to 580,000 on second outing while ABC performs well on Monday night

Nine’s much promoted drama series Gallipoli saw its audience nearly halve on its second outing last night, falling from 1.104m to 580,000 last night.

The result for the third episode of the show, which has already been made available in its entirety on streaming service Stan, will be a disappointment for Nine which has invested heavily in the Endemol production, which ranked 19th in the ratings behind I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and game show Hot Seat.

According to Oztam preliminary metro ratings Monday night saw the ABC perform strongly across board with the likes of Q&A and Australian Story both performing well. 

Seven’s My Kitchen Rules at 7.30pm was the most watched show of the night with 1.688m viewers, while the ABC’s Australian Story on the Leyland Brothers drew 1.027m.

Key 7.30pm rival franchises The Block on Nine drew 755,000 (down from 919,000 last week) and I’m a Celebrity drew 601,000 (down from 651,000) on Ten.

In the news race Nine News had 1.1m and Seven News on 998,000 in the 6pm slot, dropping to 1.071m and 975,000 in the 6.30pm slot. The ABC’s evening news update also performed strongly with an audience 1.18m while its 7pm bulletin drew 830,000.

The ABC also performed strongly in its broader Monday night line up with Malcolm Turnbull’s appearance on Q&A winning the timeslot with 769,000 at 9.35pm, while Media Watch pulled in 725,000.

In terms of audience share Seven won the night with 25.9 per cent, Nine had 17.1 per cent closely followed by the ABC with 16.7 per cent, while Ten had 11.9 per cent.

Nic Christensen 

Top 20 shows
1 MY KITCHEN RULES Network 7 1,688,000
2 ABC NEWS UPDATE Network ABC 1,180,000
3 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,100,000
4 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,071,000
5 AUSTRALIAN STORY Network ABC 1,027,000
6 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 998,000
7 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 975,000
8 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 954,000
9 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 921,000
10 7.30 Network ABC 838,000
11 ABC NEWS  Network ABC 830,000
12 Q&A Network ABC 769,000
13 THE BLOCK TRIPLE THREAT Network 9 755,000
14 MEDIA WATCH Network ABC 725,000
15 ABC NEWS: LATE EDITION Network ABC 709,000
16 FOUR CORNERS Network ABC 692,000
17 HOT SEAT Network 9 631,000
19 GALLIPOLI Network 9 580,000
20 IDENTITY THIEF Network 7 571,000

Audience Share
Network 7 25.9%
Network 9 17.1%
Network ABC 16.7%
Network TEN 11.9%
Network 7TWO 4.2%
Network GO! 3.6%
Network 7mate 3.6%
Network SBS ONE 3.5%
Network Gem 3.4%
Network ONE 2.4%
Network ELEVEN 2.3%
Network ABC2 2.3%
Network ABC News 24 1.6%
Network ABC3 0.7%
Network SBS 2 0.7%
Network NITV 0.1%

Total Audience
Network 7 TTL 33.7%
Network 9 TTL 24.0%
Network ABC TTL 21.3%
Network TEN TTL 16.6%
Network SBS TTL 4.3%

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. 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.

*A previous version of this story incorrectly quoted the ABC news update as the 7pm bulletin.


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