Seven won a very narrow night in the metros, and it had a much bigger win in the regionals (which was expected). Ten’s The Bachelor did well in the metros with 922,000 viewers, but badly in the regions with 274,000 viewers, but it still grab a lion’s share of the younger viewers.

Nothing else mattered. It was one of those blahhh nights that didn’t really disturb anyone. News and current affairs programs were the most watched programs in the metros and nationally. Seven’s Home and Away was the most watched in the regionals with 522,000 viewers.

Seven’s Sunrise lost again to Today in breakfast in the metros, 318, to 312,000, but Sunrise again won nationally (which some TV writers seem incapable of acknowledging or understanding).

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (26.9%)
  2. Nine (26.6%)
  3. Ten (20.6%)
  4. ABC (18.2%)
  5. SBS (7.7%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (18.3%)
  2. Nine (18.0%)
  3. Ten (14.6%)
  4. ABC 1 (13.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.2%)
  2. GO (5.1%)
  3. Gem, Eleven (3.5%)
  4. 7mate (3.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.593 million
  2. Seven News — 1.348 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.304 million
  4. BorderSecurity (Seven) – 1.252 million
  5. The Force (Seven) — 1.207 million
  6. The Bachelor (Ten) — 1.196 million
  7. ABC  News — 1.192 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.187 million
  9. Nine News 6.30 — 1.134 million
  10. Criminal Minds (Seven) — 1.049 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News 6.30 — 1.134 million
  2. Nine News — 1.133 million
  3. Seven News — 1.044 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1 million

Losers: Again, if you didn’t like confected meat markets, cooking shows or teenage angst, or security programs, it wasn’t your night.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News 6.30 — 1.134 million
  2. Nine News — 1.133 million
  3. Seven News — 1.044 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1 million
  5. Seven News/ Today Tonight – 992,000
  6. ABC News — 810,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 664,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 645,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 577,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 452,000

Morning TV:

  1. Today (Nine) – 318,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) – 312,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 146,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) — 142,000
  5. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  82,000 + 41,000 on News 24) — 123,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) –52,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. LifeStyle  (2.8)
  2. TVHITS  (2.2%)
  3. Fox8 , Nick Jr  (1.8%)
  4. A&E, Fox Sports 4 (1.7%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Peppa Pig (Nick Jr ) – 104,000
  2. Peppa Pig (Nick Jr ) – 1041000
  3. Netball: Australia v South Africa (Fox Sports 4) – 98,000
  4. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 97,000
  5. Peppa Pig (Nick Jr ) – 93,000

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