Nine’s Monday post-Underbelly TV ratings audience vanishes

The end of Underbelly’s run has transformed Monday night from Nine’s strongest to one if its weakest of the TV ratings week.  

From a Monday evening share of more than 30% of free to air homes during the height of Underbelly, Nine slumped to 23.7% last night, according to preliminary OzTam figures. Its documentary on gangster Bob Trimbole didn’t hold the same attraction as the fictionalised version had, bringing in fewer than 1.2m viewers

Instead, Seven was the main beneficiary last night, with a share of 30.5%.

Meanwhile, Ten’s MasterChef Australia continued to perform, with an audience of over 1.3m, helping the network to an evening share of 22.6%.

The ABC’s much-discussed episode of Four Corners featuring its investigation into allegations of NRL group sex, attracted an audience of just over 1m. The ABC took a 17.3% share for the night, while SBS was on 6%.

Seven, which so far this year has generally been starting each ratings week slowly and finishing strong, already has a stranglehold on the week. It currently has a 29.8% share for the week to date with Nine and Ten on 24.8% each.

Monday’s top rating TV shows:

  1. Seven News – Seven 1.7m
  2. Today Tonight – Seven 1.6m
  3. Nine News – Nine 1.3m
  4. Masterchef – Ten 1.3m
  5. A Current Affair – Nine 1.3m
  6. Home and Away – Seven 1.3m
  7. Two and a Half Men 7:30pm – Nine 1.3m
  8. Two and a Half Men 7:00pm – Nine 1.2m
  9. Trimbole: The Real Underbelly – Nine 1.2m
  10. Recruits – Ten 1.1m

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