On a handful of Mondays this year a network has got away with a lower winning primary share and that is what Seven managed last night. It ranked #1 primary on 18.8%, but then really pushed home in first place with a combined channel share of 29.1%, 4.8 ahead of Nine.
Home And Away did 616,000 after an average audience of 555,000 last week.
Key to Seven’s win was Bride & Prejudice at 7.30pm where it ranked #1, albeit with fewer than 700,000 watching. The episode featured the couples letting their hair down at their bucks and hens parties before the wedding of Hank and Lily. The Monday episode a week ago was on 668,000.
Seven’s US drama God Friended Me then did 460,000 after 464,000 last week.
A Current Affair was bang on 800,000 after an average of 660,000 last week. Stories included a look at James Packer’s troubled life.
Family Food Fight only has a handful of episodes to go and it was on 433,000 in the 7.30pm slot after 384,000 on Monday a week ago.
Nine then went 007 with a screening of 2006’s Casino Royale with 260,000 watching.
The star of the night was Have You Been Paying Attention? with the final episode of the year pulling one of its biggest audiences of the year – 810,000. 10 has calculated this has been the biggest year ever for the series with the show up 11% YOY all people in 2018. The final guests joining Sam Pang and Ed Kavalee last night were crowned the “Golden Girls” by Pang – Urzila Carlson, Kitty Flanagan and Denise Scott. The final episode for the year started somewhat awkwardly with host Tom Gleisner doing what seemed like a “live” read about commercial partners raising money for charity.
The second episode of The Secret Life Of 4 Year Olds did 519,000 earlier in the night after launching with 560,000 last week.
The Project 7pm was on 469,000 after a week 46 average of 427,000.
No Four Corners last night, but the average did manage to hover close to 16%.
Australian Story was on 632,000.
Taking the 8.30pm slot was part one of Princess Margaret: The Rebel Royal, which featured some hilarious archive footage and great interviews, breaking away from the usual suspects who turn up in British royal family docos. The show did 585,000.
Media Watch was on 556,000 followed by Q&A on 409,000.
The second week of Child Genius started with 171,000 after an average of 212,000 for last week’s episodes.