Nine wins the night, while ABC1’s Australian Story sees strong return

Nine led the first official Monday ratings night of the year with a new episode of Two and a Half Men, while ABC1’s Australian Story saw a strong series return.  

Overall, free-to-air TV viewing saw Channel Nine attract a 26.6 per cent share, followed by Channel Seven with 25.5 per cent and Channel Ten with 17.3 per cent in the five metropolitan cities according to preliminary overnight OzTam data.

The result for Ten was markedly down from its Sunday night performance when it overtook Nine thanks largely to the premier of US drama The Good Wife.

Ten failed to get a program on the top ten list last night. Today it launched its new all-women chat show The Circle, which premiered at 10am. It’s up against Nine’s Mornings with Kerri-Anne and Seven’s ratings leader the Morning Show.

Over at Seven, its new cooking show My Kitchen Rules managed to hold share a week after it launched, but has so far failed to see any increase. It was a similar story for Desperate Housewives which also returned a week ago.

Meanwhile, ABC1’s Australian Story featuring an interview with TV and radio personality Red Symons and his wife was the fourth most watched show for the night with 1.25 million viewers. In other results for the broadcaster, the series return of Media Watch attracted 669,000, which was down on its average weekly audience of 805,000 last year.

Monday’s channel share:

  • Nine: 26.6%
  • Seven: 25.5%
  • Ten: 17.3%
  • ABC1: 15.0%
  • SBS1: 5.7%
  • 7TWO 3.8%
  • GO!: 2.8%
  • ABC2: 1.7%
  • One: 0.9%
  • SBS2: 0.4%
  • ABC3: 0.3%

Monday’s most watched shows:

  1. Two and a Half Men – 7:30pm Nine 1.4m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.4m
  3. Today Tonight Seven 1.4m
  4. Australian Story ABC 1.25m
  5. Nine News Nine 1.2m
  6. The Mentalist – 8:30pm Nine 1.15m
  7. The Big Bang Theory Nine 1.14m
  8. My Kitchen Rules Seven 1.1m
  9. A Current Affair Nine 1.1m
  10. Home and Away Seven 1.1m
  11. ABC News ABC 1.04m
  12. Two and a Half Men – 7:00pm Nine 1m
  13. Desperate Housewives Seven 1m
  14. Brothers and Sisters Seven 900,000
  15. The Mentalist – 9:30pm Nine 881,000

Get the latest media and marketing industry news (and views) direct to your inbox.

Sign up to the free Mumbrella newsletter now.



Sign up to our free daily update to get the latest in media and marketing.