Nine’s night easily in the metros and major demos, but much closer in the regions. End of story. The Block dominated the night with 1.659 million national viewers, including 1.209 million in the metros. Number one in both, but third in the regions behind Seven News and Sunday Night. Apart from Nine News, Seven News, Sunday Night and 60 Minutes, nothing else much rated last night.

In the morning around a million people watched the Rugby World Cup on Gem (706,000) and Fox Sports (292,000). Of course that lot across the Tasman won the final. In the later morning chats, Insiders more than held its position as the most watched program with more than 360,000 metro viewers and 556,00 nationally. The Bolt Report on Ten managed 148,000 metro and 217,000 nationally.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (33.6%)
  2. Seven (28.6%)
  3. Ten (17.2%)
  4. ABC (13.7%)
  5. SBS (6.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (24.6%)
  2. Seven (19.2%)
  3. Ten (10.7%)
  4. ABC  (9.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.2%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (6.3%)
  2. 7TWO, 7Mate (4.7%)
  3. ONE (3.7%)
  4. Eleven (2.8%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The Block (Nine) — 1.659 million
  2. Seven News — 1.651 million
  3. Nine News — 1.518 million
  4. Sunday Night (Seven)  — 1.477 million
  5. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.367 million
  6. ABC News — 1.135 million
  7. Beach Cops (Seven) — 1.084 million
  8. TBL Families (Ten) — 833,000
  9. Quantico (Seven) — 758,000
  10. Family Feud (Ten) — 728,000

Top metro programs:

  1. The Block (Nine) — 1.209 million
  2. Nine News — 1.135 million
  3. Seven News — 1.110 million

Losers: Anyone who likes sport who didn’t get up and watch the Rugby World Cup final live. Rhode Island reds the lot of you. A Beautiful Lie — 568,000 national, 381,000 metro viewers. It is not The Slap.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.135 million
  2. Seven News — 1.110 million
  3. Sunday Night (Seven)  — 972,000
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) 948,000
  5. 7pm ABC News – 732000
  6. SBS World News — 148,000

Morning TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC 1, 272,000, 97,000 on News 24) — 363,000
  2. Weekend Today (Nine) — 321,000
  3. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 294,000
  4. Offsiders (ABC) — 158,000
  5. The Bolt Report (Ten) — 148,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Sports 2  (4.8%)
  2. Fox8 (2.2%)
  3. Foxtel Movies Premiere (2.0%)
  4. Fox Sports 1 (1.9%)
  5. LifeStyle , TVHITS (1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Rugby World Cup Final (Fox Sports 2) —292,000
  2. A Place To Call Home (SoHo) — 179,000
  3. Rugby World Cup Final Pre Game (Fox Sports 2) —111,000
  4. Rugby World Cup Final Post Game (Fox Sports 2) —109,000
  5. A League: Western Sydney v Perth (Fox Sports 4) — 63,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. The data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM. (All shares on the basis of combined overnight 6pm to midnight all people.) and network reports.

Peter Fray

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