Oh, deary me. Apart from the charming second part of ABC TV’s Kangaroo Dundee, it was a night when not even a sleep could save you from being bored horizontal. It’s enough to make you look forward to the Big Bash tip and run cricket on Ten which starts tomorrow night. The first episode of series two of Kangaroo Dundee had 621,000 viewers — deserved a lot more.

News and current affairs programs again dominated the night’s viewing (until 7.30pm). That again tells us just how weak the rest of night’s programming was. Nine won the metros because of two repeats of The Big Bang Theory and a repeat of the move Little Fockers. Nine easily won the metros and in the main channels in the regions.

Tonight it’s the finale of Fargo on SBS ONE and the special one-off The Weekly on ABC called The Yearly (yuk, yuk).

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (31.2%)
  2. Seven (23.7%)
  3. Ten (18.8%)
  4. ABC (17.7%)
  5. SBS (8.6%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (22.3%)
  2. Seven (15,2%)
  3. Ten (13.2%)
  4. ABC (11.2%)
  5. SBS ONE (6.0%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.9%)
  2. ABC 2, GO (3.9%)
  3. 7mate (3.78%)
  4. Gem (3.2%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.258 million
  2. Seven News — 1.177 million
  3. ABC News — 1.031 million
  4. The Big Bang Theory repeat (nine) — 1.013 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 971,000
  6. The Chase Australia (Seven, 5.30pm) — 947,000
  7. Nine News 6.30 — 946,000
  8. Seven News/Today Tonight — 898,000
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 884,000
  10. Better Homes and Gardens Countdown To Christmas (Seven) — 836,000

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News (6.30pm) — 946,000
  2. Seven News — 945,000
  3. Nine News 915,000
  4.  Seven News/ Today Tonight — 864,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 828,000
  6. ABC News – 711,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 603,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 515,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 468,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 420,000

Morning TV:

  1. Today (Nine) – 335,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) – 323,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 173,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  96,000 + 66,000 on News 24) — 162,000
  5. Mornings – Summer (Nine) — 99,000
  6. Studio 1) (Ten) — 56,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.80%)
  2. LifeStyle  (1.9%)
  3. TVHITS  (1.9%)
  4. UKTV, Fox Classics (1.7%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 82,000
  2. AFL: On The Couch (Fox Footy) — 78,000
  3. Back Page (Fox Sports 1) — 63,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 63,000
  5. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 59,000

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Peter Fray

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