More solid Rio Games ratings for Seven and the result was the same as Monday and Sunday nights. The ABC beat Ten in the metro main channels and Ten was third overall. In the regions, Ten slipped into a narrow third on both measures. Seven was a big winner in both metro and regional markets.

In regional markets Seven News was tops with 635,000 viewers, followed by the 5.30pm part of The Chase Australia with 566,000, then In Rio Today, Day 3 with 546,000, with the evening coverage of Day 4 of the games fourth with 431,000 and then the 5pm part of The Chase Australia with 416,000.

Seven says there were 10.1 million streams over the first four days of the games (more than all of the 2012 London games) and 3.2 million for day four, which was dominated by that Australian Rugby Sevens gold medal win. The 3.2 streams yesterday was a new record.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (42.3%)
  2. Nine (20.0%)
  3. Ten (16.1%)
  4. ABC (15.9%)
  5. SBS (5.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (28.9%)
  2. Nine (13.5%)
  3. ABC (10.9%)
  4. Ten(10.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.1%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (7.3%)
  2. 7mate (4.3%)
  3. ABC 2 (3.3%)
  4. ONE, Eleven (2.9%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 2.027 million
  2. Olympics, Day 3 In Rio Today Seven) — 1.729 million
  3. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.400 million
  4. Olympics, Day 4 Evening (Seven) — 1.393 million
  5. Nine News — 1.322 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.237 million
  7. ABC News — 1.128 million
  8. Nine News 6.30 — 1.023 million
  9. The Chase Australia 5pm (Seven) — 1.020 million
  10. Seven News 6.30 (ABC) — 998,000*

*Pre-empted in Adelaide and Brisbane and all regional markets by The Olympics coverage

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News 1.393 million
  2. Olympics, Day 3 In Rio Today Seven  1.183 million
  3. Nine News — 1.004 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 1.004 million

Losers: No one because of the Olympics. By the way someone should tell Seven host Hamish McLachlan that Australia has 24 million people, not 23 as he told us during a gold medal count comparing the top nations based on their populations.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.393 million
  2. Nine News  1.004 million
  3. Nine News (6.30pm) 1.004 million
  4. Seven News 6.30 — 998,000*
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 886,000
  6. ABC News – 738,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 636,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 578,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 550,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 477,000

*Pre-empted in Adelaide and Perth by the Olympics coverage

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 473,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 297,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC,  48,000 + 48,000 on News 24) — 129,000
  4. Today Extra (Nine) 113,000
  5. Studio 10 (Ten) — 71,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Back Page (Fox Sports 1) — 92,000
  2. The Simpsons 9Fox8) 61,000
  3. NCIS (TVHITS) 59,000
  4. Family Guy (Fox8) 58,000
  5. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 82,000

*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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