Australian Story high for ABC, Big Brother low for Seven.

Australian Story high for ABC, Big Brother low for Seven.

Once a ratings juggernaut, Big Brother returned to just 274,000 metro viewers in its 15th season on Australian television.

Reflecting that’s well down on 2022’s 487,000 premiere, viewers took to social media to criticise the casting of singles in a faux dating show.

It was Australian Story, with a Libbi Gorr profile, that won its slot at an impressive 571,000 then 7:30 (462,000), a Masked Singer recap (379,000), My Mum Your Dad (312,000) and Big Brother (274,000).

Later Have You Been Paying Attention? wrapped its 2023 season with 567,000 then Four Corners (398,000) and Media Watch (391,000).

Nine network won Monday with 26.4% then Seven 25.2%, 10 20.7%, ABC 20.2% and SBS 7.5%.

Nine News  (754,000 / 751,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (646,000) and Hot Seat (334,000 / 223,000). Million Dollar Murders was 171,000.

Seven News was #1 at 848,000 / 841,000. The Chase pulled 530,000 / 305,000 then Home & Away (426,000). SWAT was 146,000 / 111,000.

The Project drew 293,000 / 155,000. 10 News First was 220,000 / 134,000. A Melbourne Cup Preview was 149,000.

ABC News was 515,000. Q+A (219,000) and The Drum (140,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (145,000 / 131,000), while Finding Your Roots, Jackie And Lee: A Tale Of Two Sisters and Secrets Of The Tower Of London are all TBA.

Death in Paradise on 9GEM led multichannels at 105,000.

Sunrise: 220,000
Today: 196,000
News Breakfast: TBA

Meanwhile Love Island has seen a huge lift in Total TV numbers -from 167,00 metro premiere to 524,000 including Regional.

In Total TV numbers last Monday were:

Love Island: 524,000
The Block: 1.22m
Media Watch: 667,000
SWAT: 312,000
Have You Been Paying Attention?:  998,000
SAS Australia: 738,000
Home & Away: 961,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 6 November 2023