The ABC beats Ten and Seven on Monday night, helped by Media Watch and Four Corners

A big Monday night for the ABC has helped it to an 18.3% audience share above Seven’s 16.6% and Ten’s 12.5%. Nine was still the most-watched channel with 21.2%.

812,000 metro viewers tuned in to Media Watch, 784,000 for Four Corners, 729,000 for ABC News and 723,000 for Australian Story. Nationally, Media Watch soared to 1.157m viewers and Four Corners 1.129m.

Media Watch was part of a strong night for the ABC on Monday

Monday night’s Q+A episode examining the relationship between Australia and China has drawn the program’s biggest audience under new host Hamish Macdonald with 566,000 metro viewers tuning in.

The show’s panellists were Wang Xining, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission for the Chinese Embassy, writer and journalist Stan Grant who has spent 10 years reporting from China, Raina MacIntyre, Global Biosecurity head at the Kirby Institute, Jason Yat-sen Li, Investor and President of the Chinese Australian Forum, and Vicky Xu, a journalist and researcher.

Nationally, the program was watched by 824,000 viewers, making it the most-watched in the 9:30pm timeslot.

The most-watched program of the night overall with metro audiences was Nine’s Married At First Sight with 1.027m metro viewers and 1.384m nationally. Nationally, the most-watched was Seven News with 1.473m viewers. Among the metro audiences 924,000 viewers tuned in, putting the program above Nine News on 835,000 (1.123m nationally).

Married at First Sight was also the winner with the key advertising demographics – 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s – holding the top spot in all three, followed by Australian Survivor: All Stars.

Seven’s most-watched entertainment program was Home and Away with 583,000 metro viewers. Ten’s best offering was Australian Survivor: All Stars which brought in 647,000. Nationally, 967,000 tuned in for Home and Away and 808,000 for Australian Survivor.

My Kitchen Rules delivered 489,000 metro viewers and 774,000 nationally.

In the network shares, Nine took the win with 28.7%, while Seven held 24.6%, ABC 22.1% and Ten 18.7%. 10 Bold was the most-watched with 3.8%.


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