Nine’s night, not many people cared. Nine won the metros, but Seven won the regionals and not even the NRL game on WIN could get Nine home last night. The NRL game (North Queensland v Eastern Suburbs) averaged 678,000 national viewers on Nine and Gem. It averaged 223,000 on Fox Sports 1.

The top five in regional markets were: Home and Away with 426,000; The Chase Australia (5.30pm), 377,000; ABC News, 349,000; Nine News, 334,000; 7.30, 288,000.

Today moved back in front of Sunrise — 356,000 to 285,000 — a very big win and there’s a need for change emerging at the Seven program. Nationally, Today has a rare win, 512,000 to 505,000 viewers for Sunrise. That might be narrow but it is a real sign of just how far Sunrise’s support in metro markets has weakened.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (29.8%)
  2. Seven (25.7%)
  3. ABC (19.6%)
  4. Ten (17.7%)
  5. SBS (7.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (21.7%)
  2. Seven (17.0%)
  3. ABC (13.5%)
  4. Ten (13.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.6%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.5%)
  2. 7mate (3.7%)
  3. ABC 2 (3.5%)
  4. GO (3.4%)
  5. 9Life (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1.  Nine News — 1.295 million
  2.  Seven News — 1.189 million
  3. ABC News — 1.096 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.086 million
  5. 7.30 (ABC) — 971,000
  6. Nine News 6.30pm — 957,000
  7. Jack Irish (ABC) — 953,000
  8. The Chase Australia (Seven) — 902,000
  9. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 888,000
  10. Territory Cops (Ten) — 787,000

Top metro programs: No program had a million or more metro viewers.

Losers: A weak night for everyone. The whale wresting was in far North Queensland in Townsville – the only colour and movement on the nightMetro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 961,000
  2. Nine News (6.30pm) — 957,000
  3. Seven News — 926,000
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 857,000
  5. 7pm ABC News – 746,000
  6. 7.30 (ABC) — 683,000
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) – 654,000*
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 509,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 486,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 409,000

*Pre-empted in Brisbane for the NRL game on Nine

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 356,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 285,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, 95,000 + 53,000 on News 24) — 148,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 124,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 123,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 75,000

 

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. NRL: North Qld v Eastern Suburbs (Fox Sports 1) – 223,000
  2. Thursday Night Football (Fox Sports 1) — 117,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 68,000
  4. Thursday Night Football (Fox Sports 1) — 63,000
  5. Grand Designs (LifeStyle) — 62,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2016. 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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