Ten’s whodunit series Secrets & Lies hit an excruciating painful low for the network while The Block: Fans v Faves had its biggest weeknight audience this season.
Secrets & Lies, which screens at 8.30pm on Mondays, attracted a paltry 278,000 viewers to be the 40th most watched show for the day.
It was outrated by Neighbours (309,000), which screens on Ten’s subsidiary channel Eleven, and finished only marginally ahead of US reality series American Restoration (269,000) which airs on 7Mate.
Ten’s viewer base on Sunday to Wednesday is at crisis point for a major commercial network.
It’s already shifted reality series So You Think You Can Dance from Sundays to Thursdays but that still hasn’t helped grow its audience.
Secrets & Lies’s ratings are embarrassing considering a US version is in production and will star Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis and Puberty Blues struggles to pass 500,000 viewers.
According to OzTAM’s overnight figures, more people watched Nine’s drama series Love Child on “catch-up” ratings (295,000) for the week than watched Secrets & Lies on Monday night.
Ten had just three programs for the night that attracted more than 500,000 viewers – Ten News (671,000), The Project (561,000) and Modern Family (510,000).
The Seven Network had five shows above half a million viewers including My Kitchen Rules which won the ratings with 1.648 million viewers.
The Block: Fans v Faves had 1.455 million watchers to record its highest weekday rating and deliver Nine one of six programs with more than 500,000 viewers and ABC1 also had six programs which attracted more than half a million viewers.
Most watched shows on Monday.
1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) – 1.648 million
2. The Block: Fans v Faves (Nine) – 1.455 million
3. Nine News (Nine) – 1.261 million
4. Seven News (Seven) – 1.232 million
5. Nine News 6.30pm (Nine) – 1.182 million
6. Love Child (Nine) – 1.166 million
7. Seven News/Today Tonight (Seven) – 1.139 million
8. A Current Affair (Nine) 0 1.122 million
9. ABC News (ABC1) – 955,000
10. Home And Away (Seven) – 953,000
14. Ten News (Ten) – 671,000
17. The Project (ten) – 561,000
20. Modern Family (Ten) – 510,000
30. Neighbours (Eleven) – 309,000
40. Secrets & Lies (Ten) – 278,000
42. American Restoration (7mate) – 269,000