Monday blues for third placed Ten

Ten had a tough Monday night with only one show pulling in more than a million viewers as the network lost every timeslot across the night.  

The 7pm Project continued to struggle with just 723,000 viewers, according to preliminary ratings from OzTam, well behind Seven’s Home And Away and Nine’s Two And A Half Men which were both on about 1.3m each.

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? fared little better for Ten, with only just over 900,000, compared to 1.5m for Nine’s second episode of Two And A Half Men and 1.3m for Seven’s On Board Air Force One documentary.

Good News Week was also third in its slot with 1m viewers compared to 1.3m for Seven’s City Homicide and 1.1m for The Farmer Wants A Wife, which Nine would have also found disappointing. However Ten would have taken consolation from Good News Week’s 41.1% share in the 16-39 demographic.

The series return of serial killer drama Dexter was another disappointment for Ten, with an average audience of just 515,000 completing the rout.

Tuesday night’s share: Seven 29.7%; Nine 26.2%, Ten 19.7%; ABC 18.3%; SBS 6%

Tuesday’s top rating shows:

  1. Seven News Seven 1.7m
  2. Today Tonight Seven 1.6m
  3. Two and a Half Men 7:30pm Nine 1.5m
  4. Two and a Half Men 7pm Nine 1.3m
  5. City Homicide 8:30pm Seven 1.3m
  6. Home and Away Seven 1.3m
  7. On Board Air Force One Seven 1.3m
  8. Nine News Nine 1.2m
  9. A Current Affair Nine 1.2m
  10. Australian Story ABC 1.2m
  11. City Homicide 9:30pm Seven 1.1m
  12. The Farmer Wants A Wife Nine 1.1m
  13. ABC News ABC 1.1m
  14. Good News Week Ten 1m
  15. The Big Bang Theory Nine 1m

Tonight should see a better performance from Ten, with Talkin Bout Your Generation. However, the evening is likely to belong to Seven, led by Packed To The Rafters.


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