The Seven Network's AFL Brownlow Medal count still made an impact in the ratings despite only drawing viewer numbers from three states.
The Brownlow Medal, which was won by Gold Coast Suns midfielder Gary Ablett, was fifth on OzTAM's overnight ratings and just 2000 viewers shy of the Nine Network's Big Brother.
The ratings are based on five capital city (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth) audiences and the Brownlow did not screen on Seven in Sydney and Brisbane.
The combined total of the other three states was 930,000 while the eviction of Tully on Big Brother was fourth with 932,000 viewers.
Seven did screen the Brownlow Medal count on its subsidiary channel 7Mate in Sydney and Brisbane where it was collectively watched by an additional 69,000 viewers.
Overall, Seven News won the evening with 1.315 million viewers while Nine News (1.214 million) and A Current Affair (1.036 million) were second and third respectively.
Nine's special series The Amazing 80s found its way into 10th spot with 720,000 viewers.
The ABC's chat fest Q&A finished well down in the ratings.
Q&A has recently been attracting audiences around 700,000 but on Monday environmentalist David Suzuki took questions on climate change and the episode drew just 476,000 viewers to be 20th overall.