• Home and Away and Have You Been Paying Attention? best non-news
• Seven wins with Instant Hotel and Liar combo most appealing
Home and Away averaged 693,000 last week and the soapie started the new week on 743,000.
Instant Hotel was at Bondi Beach last night for the fourth episode with an audience of 653,000 after the series launched with 695,000 on Tuesday last week.
Seven then screened a double episode of Liar, keeping drama fans waiting until close to 9pm before the action started. It was worth it though with the producers revealing what happened at the end of the third of the six episodes. The two episodes did 459,000 and then 381,000. Episode two last week was on 453,000.
After a report on the arrest of Neil Brooks and then a segment on power bills, A Current Affair looked at the Click Frenzy sale where you could find a TV for $10. The Monday episode did 765,000 after a week 45 average of 724,000.
Family Food Fight featured cooking for children and an attempt to get them to enjoy brussell spouts. It worked reasonably well with one notable exception. The Monday audience was on 548,000 after 493,000 the Monday prior.
Law & Order True Crime followed with 288,000.
After featuring in News Corp newspaper on Sunday, Jelena Dokic was on The Project talking about her book. Also appearing last night were Lano and Woodley, and, just the day after Doctor Blake ended its time with the ABC, Craig McLachlan was showing off his Rocky Horror Show style. The 7pm half of the program did 515,000 after an average last week of 446,000.
All-Star Family Feud featured two teams of comedians led by Dilruk Jayasinha and Denise Scott. The episode did 439,000. This morning Kyle and Jackie O debated the merits of doing the series next year. Despite Jackie already committing, Kyle was tempted to pull the plug and walk away.
Later in the night the ever dependable Have You Been Paying Attention? did 683,000, adding a quarter of a million viewers with Ed and Sam joined by the very funny trio of Tony Martin, Urzila Carlson and Susie Youssef. Last week the show was on 635,000.
The second part of the Mike Willesee Australian Story episodes did 797,000, ranking top five for the night, after the first did 872,000. This now ranks both episodes among the series’ best for the year.
Four Corners featured leadership jostling within the Liberal Party with 665,000 watching after 765,000 tuned in a week ago.
Media Watch presented a special edition of how Facebook trolled the US election in 2016 with 555,000 watching.
Q&A followed with 454,000.
River Cottage Australia was on 160,000 at 7.30pm as was 24 Hours In Emergency at 9.30pm. In between them was the final episode of The World’s Most Extraordinary People, which delivered the evening’s biggest audience of 185,000.