Just nothing last night. Janet King on the ABC — weak. The Checkout was OK, and the highlight. Seven was a programmed desert. Nine had whale wrestling on in NRL markets and the AFL Footy Show (dinosaur wrestling under lights) in AFL markets. The digital channels were full of repeats and odd American shows (tatts!).  Nine won the night in metros and regional markets because of the NRL and the AFL Footy Shows, helped by the 6pm News.

In regional markets the most watched programs were: Home and Away, 498,000; The Chase Australia 5.30pm, 414,000; Nine News, 368,000; NRL, 363,000; ABC News, 350,000.

Nine’s whale wresting between Manly and Parrramatta averaged 453,000 metro viewers on Nine and its Gem digital channel, plus a further 240,000 on Fox Sports 1. The AFL Footy Show had 492,000 viewers on Nine live and on delay. Nationally the NRL game had a total of 823,000 viewers, the AFL Footy show,656,000.

Sunrise won metro breakfast narrowly: 321,000 to 316,000 for Today.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (28.9%)
  2. Seven (27.1%)
  3. Ten (18.7%)
  4. ABC (18.6%)
  5. SBS (6.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (21.8%)
  2. Seven (17.0%)
  3. Ten (14.4%)
  4. ABC (12.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.1%)
  2. GO (3.4%)
  3. ABC 2, 7mate (3.2%)
  4. ONE (2.2%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.349 million
  2. Seven News — 1.329 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.265 million
  4. ABC News — 1.104 million
  5. The Checkout (ABC) — 1.006 million
  6. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.001 million
  7. The Chase Australia (Seven) — 975,000
  8. Janet King repeat (ABC) — 952,000
  9. My France Manu (Seven) — 935,000
  10. A Current Affair (Nine) — 928,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.036 million

Losers: Viewers. Just a weak night, Janet King is just unbelievable. The Checkout should check it out.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.036 million
  2. Nine News — 980,000
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 960,000
  4. Nine News (6.30pm) — 902,000
  5. ABC News —754,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) – 748,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 590,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 552,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 486,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 422,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 321,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 316,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 160,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC,  96,000 + 47,000 on News 24) — 143,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 121,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 71,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Sports 1 (3.6%)
  2. TVHITS  (2.4%)
  3. LifeStyle  (2.3%)
  4. Fox 8  (1.6%)
  5. Discovery.Nick Jr (1.5%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. NRL: Manly v Parramatta (Fox Sports 1) — 240,000
  2. NRL Thursday (Fox Sports 1) — 181,000
  3. NRL Thursday (Fox Sports 1) — 105,000
  4. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 80,000
  5. Grand Designs Australia (LifeStyle) — 61,000

*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.

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