Except for a couple of offerings on the ABC — Australian Story and Four Corners, it was a night to go to bed early. The commercial networks were devoid of anything interesting. Seven is coasting towards the Saturday start for the Rio games and the figures it gets that day will win the week for it. Nine and Ten know the next couple of weeks will be tough.

Q&A was dull — turgid after the past couple of solid Monday night offerings. Four Corners on the appalling way police officers forced out of their forces because of stress and the miserable way their claims are handled by their former employers and the insurers, was another top-notch effort. Don’t forget ambos, firies, and trauma doctors and nurses in casualty wards as well, who also see the dead, dying and dangerous.

In breakfast, Sunrise started the week with a win over Today, 321,000 to 291,000 metro viewers.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (27.4%)
  2. Nine (27.1%)
  3. Ten (20.2%)
  4. ABC (20.1%)
  5. SBS (5.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.2%)
  2. Seven (18.7%)
  3. ABC(15.2%)
  4. Ten (14.2%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (3.6%)
  2. ONE (3.5%)
  3. ABC 2 (3.4%)
  4. 7mate (3.3%)
  5. GO (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.764 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.609 million
  3. Nine News — 1.453 million
  4. Highway Patrol (Seven) — 1.298 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.272 million
  6. 7pm ABC News — 1.2194 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.196 million
  8. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.182 million
  9. Australian Story (ABC) — 1.101 million
  10. Love Child (Nine) — 1.077 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.133 million
  2. Nine News — 1.093 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 1.040 million
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.031 million

Losers: Viewers — except those who watched Australian Story on the ABC, who saw a story about love and the right spirit and kindness.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.133 million
  2. Nine News — 1.093 million
  3. Nine News (6.30pm) — 1.040 million
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.031 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 873,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 827,000
  7. Australian Story (ABC) — 788,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 737,000
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 720,000
  10. Four Corners (ABC) — 700,000
  11. Media Watch (ABC) — 625,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 318,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 291,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 162,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC,  107,000 + 54,000 on News 24) — 161,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 107,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 89,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. NRL: Gold Coast v Cronulla (Fox Sports 1) — 334,000
  2. Monday Night With Matty johns (Fox Sports 1) — 278,000
  3. The Kettering Incident (showcase) — 141,000
  4. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 101,000
  5. AFL: On The Couch (Fox Footy) — 69,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. 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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