More Rio games, more solid audience figures for Seven. Ten and Nine were weak, but SBS and the ABC held up, especially the latter with its solid Monday night line up. In fact the ABC finished second overall and in the main channels last night,a tribute to its high quality programs, unlike the tosh on Ten and Nine.

Seven won the metros and the regions and all the demos. The ABC’s line up the –News, 7.30, Australian Story, Four Corners, Media Watch, Q&A and Lateline all did well up against the games. Seven’s main hostings are all from Sydney (Redfern) — looks like from Rio, doesn’t it? Seven said it had another 3.1 million streams yesterday, despite all those stories about the dodgy app and stream.

And that was the night. The Women’s Rugby Seven’s gold medal today was a great result for team sports and for women’s sports. Remember commentators, they are women, not girls, OK? And to beat the Kiwis in Rugby union — nirvana!

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (39.1%)
  2. ABC (19.0%)
  3. Nine (18.8%)
  4. Ten (18.0%)
  5. SBS (5.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (28.6%)
  2. ABC (14.3%)
  3. Nine (13.4%)
  4. Ten (12.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.6%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.7%)
  2. 7mate (4.3%)
  3. ONE (3.6%)
  4. ABC2 (3.35)
  5. Eleven, GO (2.3%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 2.108 million
  2. Olympics, In Rio Today (Seven) — 1.881 million
  3. Nine News — 1.467 million
  4. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.439 million
  5. Olympics, Rio Day 3 Highlights (Seven) — 1.411 million
  6. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.148 million
  7. ABC News — 1.171 million
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.160 million
  9. Australian Story (ABC) — 0 1.148 million
  10. The Chase Australia 5pm (Seven) — 1.068 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News 1.374 million
  2. Olympics, In Rio Today (Seven) — 1.266 million
  3. Nine News 1.103 million
  4. Seven News 6.30 — 1.033 million*
  5. Olympics: Day 3 Evening (Seven) — 1.027 million
  6. Nine News 6.30 — 1.023 million

*Pre-empted in Adelaide and Perth by Olympics coverage

Losers: No losers, not with the Olympics on Seven. But the ABC was a big winner last night.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.374 million
  2. Nine News — 1.103 million
  3. Seven News 6.30 — 1.033 million*
  4. Nine News (6.30pm) — 1.023 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 833,000
  6. ABC News – 798,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 776,000
  8. Australian Story (ABC) — 769,000
  9. Four Corners (ABC) — 661,000
  10. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 641,000

*Pre-empted in Adelaide and Perth by Olympics coverage

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 378,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 295,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC,  90,000 + 43,000 on News 24) — 133,000
  4. Today Extra (Nine) — 124,000
  5. Studio 10 (Ten) — 81,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. NRL: Penrith v Easts (Fox Sports 1) — 238,000
  2. The Kettering Incident (showcase) — 133,000
  3. Monday Night With Matty Johns (Fox Sports 1) — 115,000
  4. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 66,000
  5. AFL: On The Couch (Fox Footy) — 60,000

*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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