A mixed night and Masterchef stood out. Seven won total people in the metros, but Ten won the main channels (and the demos) while Seven finished up third with a weak post-7pm offering. In the regions, Seven also won total people, but finished second in the main channels behind Nine.

Masterchef had a very sold 1.534 million national viewers and ended third behind Seven News. In the metros, though, it topped the night.

In regional markets, Seven News was tops with 659,000 viewers, followed by Seven News/Today Tonight with 514,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm, 498,000, Home and Away on 491,000 and Nine News with 454,000.

In breakfast, Today with 303,000 metro viewers won from Sunrise’s 300,000.

Tonight — Shaun M’s Mad As Hell — a must, must watch ahead of Saturday’s poll, and then The Chaser’s long desk lot straight after (not so “must”, but don’t miss). And then there’s Wimbledon from Brexitville on Seven for the rest of the night. And for all those romantic desperates who have been existing on reruns and Facebook groups, she’s back on Ten at 8.30 pm — Offspring is back.

In fact, it says a lot about how dull and boring most of last night’s offerings were when there’s more interest in what’s on tonight on the ABC, Ten and Seven (where’s Nine, oh, The NRL Footy Show — thin pickings).

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (28.4%)
  2. Nine (25.1%)
  3. Ten (24.8%)
  4. ABC (15.3%)
  5. SBS (6.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Ten (19.2%)
  2. Nine (18.2%)
  3. Seven (16.5%)
  4. ABC (10.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (6.4%)
  2. 7mate (3.7%)
  3. ABC 2 (3.6%)
  4. Eleven (2.9%)
  5. ONE (2.8%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.769 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.599 million
  3. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.534 million
  4. Nine News — 1.473 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.276 million
  6. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.176 million
  7. 7pm ABC News — 1.097 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.086 million
  9. The Force ep 1 (Seven) — 1.052 million
  10. The Force ep 2 (Seven) — 1.052 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.134 million
  2. Seven News — 1.110 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.085 million
  4. Nine News — 1.019 million
  5. Nine News 6.30 — 1.002 million

Losers: Seven and its viewers — weak after the news ended.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.110 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.085 million
  3. Nine News — 1.019 million
  4. Nine News (6.30pm) — 1.002 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 888,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 751,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 715,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 605,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 530,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 492,000

Morning TV:

  1. Today (Nine) – 303,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) – 300,000
  3. Today Extra (Nine) — 169,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 150,000
  5. News Breakfast (ABC,  112,000 + 42,000 on News 24) — 154,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 75,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.4%)
  2. Sky News (2.3%)
  3. TVHITS  (1.7%)
  4. Fox Sports 4 (1.6%)
  5. Disney Jr, LifeStyle  (1.5%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Back Page (Fox Sports 1) — 137,000
  2. Game Of Thrones (showcase) — 107,000
  3. Wentworth (SoHo) — 84,000
  4. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 76,000
  5. NRL: 360 (Fox Sports 1) — 70,000

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Peter Fray

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