Nine wins the night while Rove’s return lifts The Project on Ten

Monday night saw Nine comprehensively beat its rival Seven on the back of a strong performance by The Block which topped the night with a metropolitan audience of 1.28m according to the OzTam Overnight figures.

Meanwhile the third episode of The Amazing Race Australia vs New Zealand delivered just 616,000 viewers in the 8.40pm slot despite a strong lead in from the X Factor which had 1.078m viewers, down on its first elimination last week which got 1.107m for its live results show.

Rove McManus’ return to The Project on Ten saw it become the highest rating show of the evening for the network with the 7pm slot drawing 730,000 viewers, and 528,000 tuning in from 6.30pm, up on last week’s result. David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities at 7.30pm drew 475,000.

The Amazing Race was beaten by House Husbands which had an audience of 966,000, while Nine also beat Seven in the 9.30 slot with The Man Who Ate Himself to Death beating US sitcom The Goldbergs with 454,000 to 326,000. 

The one bright note for Seven was in the news stakes where it had a rare win across the five metro cities with the network narrowly beating Nine with 1.192m compared with 1.62m. In the second half hour Seven had 1.102m to Nine’s 1.090m.

On the ABC an episode of Australian Story on the struggles of the children of sperm donor to find their biological parents got 880,000 viewers and was in the top ten for the night.

Nine won the night in terms of audience share on the main channel pulling 24.1 per cent compared with 19 per cent for Seven, 15 per cent for the ABC and 11 per cent for Ten.

Nic Christensen

Top 15 shows
1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE Network 9 1,280,000
2 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,192,000
3 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,162,000
4 SEVEN NEWS 6.30 Network 7 1,102,000
5 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,090,000
6 THE X FACTOR LIVE RESULTS Network 7 1,078,000
7 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 1,007,000
8 HOUSE HUSBANDS Network 9 966,000
9 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 924,000
10 AUSTRALIAN STORY Network ABC1 880,000
11 ABC NEWS Network ABC1 823,000
12 ABC NEWS UPDATE Network ABC1 733,000
13 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 730,000
14 7.30 Network ABC1 684,000
15 HOT SEAT Network 9 683,000

Audience Share
Network 9 24.1%
Network 7 19.0%
Network ABC1 15.0%
Network TEN 11.0%
Network 7TWO 4.9%
Network 7mate 4.6%
Network ABC2 3.9%
Network GO! 3.9%
Network Gem 3.6%
Network ELEVEN 3.0%
Network SBS ONE 2.6%
Network ONE 2.0%
Network ABC News 24 1.0%
Network ABC3 0.8%
Network SBS 2 0.6%
Network NITV 0.1%

Total Audience Share
Network 9 TTL 31.6%
Network 7 TTL 28.5%
Network TEN TTL 16.0%
Network ABC TTL 20.7%
Network SBS TTL 3.3%

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