A slow night. Summer is  rapidly closing in on us viewers. Seven won the metros, and won bigger in regional markets again. News and current affairs dominated the night with seven of the the 10 most watched metro programs last night and six of the 10 top programs nationally, meaning it was a dull, dull night. SBS’s Food Channel and 9Life continue to have gains or build nicely and are having an impact on viewing.

Seven News had another big win nationally and won Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. In the metros, The Chase Australia’s 5.30pm bit whacked Hot Seat, 605,000 to 458,000. Seven though needs to make gains in Brisbane where its 6pm news remains on the nose.

Tonight: Sample Kebab Kings on SBS ONE at 8.30pm.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (27.2%)
  2. Nine (24.8%)
  3. Ten (21.8%)
  4. ABC (18.2%)
  5. SBS (7.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (18.2%)
  2. Nine (17.1%)
  3. ABC (14.9%)
  4.  Ten (12.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.2%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.8%)
  2. ONE(3.7%)
  3. ABC 2 (3.6%)
  4. GO (3.5%)
  5. Eleven (3.3%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.358 million
  2. Seven News — 1.263 million
  3. Nine News — 1.254 million
  4. ABC News — 1.114 million
  5. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.044 million
  6. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.020 million
  7. Highway Patrol Rpt (Seven) — 1.017 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 999,000
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 980,000
  10. Nine News 6.30 — 911,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1 million

Losers: If you didn’t watch TV last night your were probably a winner.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 984,000
  3. Nine News (6.30pm) — 949,000
  4.  Nine News — 913,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 834,000
  6. ABC News – 809,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 737,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 578,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 501,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 451,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 327,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 322,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  91,000 + 57,000 on News 24) — 148,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 133,000
  5. Mornings – Summer (Nine) — 89,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 73,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox8  (2.8%)
  2. TVHITS, LifeStyle  (2.4%)
  3. UKTV (2.05)
  4. Disney Jr   (1.6%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Great Australian Bake-Off (LifeStyle Food) – 126,000
  2. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 79,000
  3. Coronation Street (UKTV) — 52,000
  4. Family Guy (Fox8) — 51,000
  5. Eastenders (UKTV) – 49,000

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Peter Fray

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