With the NRL game on Nine last night between Souths and Brisbane (won by the Broncos, a News Corp side), Nine won the metros and the regions. And that was the end of the story. A most disappointing night as the networks gird their loins for the big September push to try and win a fading year. The Meat Market (The Bachelor) was the most watched non news show with 1.169 million viewers, most if not all under 30 – 35 and many of them female.

The fresh Lewis on 7TWO had a tasty 581,000 national viewers, out-rating again the fading dud on Seven’s main channel. That was Restaurant Revolution which got 465,000 national viewers, 297,000 metro, 168,000 regional. You can see Seven’s ratings and financial pain in those figures. Seven’s Sunrise had another win over Nine’s Today in breakfast and is heading for its best week for more than a month.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (32.4%)
  2. Seven (24.5%)
  3. Ten (21.1%)
  4. ABC (15.2%)
  5. SBS (6.7%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (25.0%)
  2. Seven (14.4%)
  3. Ten (14.4%)
  4. ABC (9.9%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.1%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (6.8%)
  2. GO (4.0%)
  3. Eleven (3.7%)
  4. Gem (3.4%)
  5. 7mate (3.3%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.488 million
  2. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.195 million
  3. The Bachelor (Ten) — 1.169 million
  4. Seven News  — 1.157 million
  5. ABC News — 1.151 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.094 million
  7.  Nine News 6.30 — 1.033 million
  8. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 952,000
  9. The Footy Show (Nine) — 929,000
  10.  7.30 (ABC) — 912,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.073 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.033 million

Losers: Just a poor night. Lewis on 7TWO was the only new program of interest for me. The NRL saw the Bunnies crunched. The Meat Market (AKA The Bachelor) ambles on towards an oblivious end.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.073 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.033 million
  3. A Current Affair (Nine) — 984,000
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 908,000
  5. Seven News  — 882,000
  6. 7pm ABC News—777,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 635,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) —- 624,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 557,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) —443,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 335,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 314,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 164,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  94,000 + 42,000 on News 24) — 136,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 106,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 60,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. LifeStyle  (2.9%)
  2. UKTV, Fox 8 (2.0%)
  3. Crime & Investigation (1.8%)
  4. Nick Jr, TVHITS (1.6%))

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 104,000
  2. Village Vets Australia (LifeStyle) — 65,000
  3. Paw Patrol (Nick Jr)  (62,000)
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 62,000
  5. Peppa Pig, (Nick Jr), Peppa Pig (Nick Jr) — 61,000

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Peter Fray

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