Nine wins Monday night TV with The Block and This Time Next Year

Monday night saw Nine dominate with an average audience share of 24.2%, more than seven points ahead of Seven’s 16.7%, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary ratings.

Meanwhile, the ABC placed third at 13.8%, fourth was Ten at 12.9%, and SBS had an average audience share of 5.0%.

The Block topped the night and the key advertising demographics – 16-39, 18-49, 25-54 – with its highest Monday night audience to date – at 1.316 metro viewers.

In the later time slot, Nine’s This Time Next Year, ascended from 821,000 to 876,000 metro viewers.

Replacing Seven’s Hell’s Kitchen in the earlier time slot was Highway Patrol, which attracted 612,000 metro viewers.

Seven’s UK drama, Little Boy Blue managed a metro audience of 490,000.

Ten’s Australian Survivor dipped to 595,000 metro viewers at 7:30pm, while Have You Been Paying Attention? captured 737,000 metro viewers in the later time slot.

Have You Been Paying Attention placed second across the key advertising demographics, beating Nine’s This Time Next Year.

On the ABC, top ranked shows included ABC News, at 760,000 metro viewers, Four Corners, with 718,000 metro viewers, and Australian Story, which averaged a metro audience of 685,000.

ABC’s Media Watch achieved 543,000 metro viewers.

While Nine dominated the shares and entertainment, it lost in the 6pm news battle, managing 990,000 metro viewers, behind Seven’s 1.034m.


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