More games and a dash to the meat market (The Bachelor) and that was the night, with honourable assistance from Gruen on the ABC. And that was the night: Seven wins in metro and regional markets. Seven won the metros and the regions. End of night.

The ABC’s Gruen stood out with 1.224 million national viewers, while The Bachelor averaged 1.127 million national viewers.

In regional markets, Seven News averaged 596,000; the 5.30pm part of The Chase Australia was second with 536,000, with the In Rio Today Day four program third with 463,000; the Day 5 Evening session of the Games coverage was fourth with 436,000, and the 5pm part of The Chase Australia was fifth with 379,000.

Great game by the Australian Men’s Basketball team against the US this morning. Makes you proud and wonder why the sport is in the doldrums here and has been for a few years.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (36.9%)
  2. Nine (22.5%)
  3. Ten (19.2%)
  4. ABC (16.5%)
  5. SBS (4.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (25.7%)
  2. Nine (14.13%)
  3. Ten (14.0%)
  4. ABC (11.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.5%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (5.3%)
  2. 7TWO (4.8%)
  3. GO (3.6%)
  4. Gem (3.4%)
  5. ABC 2 (3.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News 1.871 million
  2. Olympics, Day 4 In Rio Today (Seven) — 1.477 million
  3. Olympics, Day 5 Evening (Seven) — 1.355 million
  4. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.350 million
  5. Nine News — 1.316 million
  6. Gruen (ABC) — 1.224 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.172 million
  8. ABC News — 1.176 million
  9. The Bachelor (Ten) — 1.127 million
  10. RBT (Nine) — 1.030 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News  1.275 million
  2. Olympics, Day 4 In Rio Today (Seven) — 1.014 million

Losers: No one again because of the Games. But gee the competition on The Bachelor’s Meat Market is pretty weak compared to the real stuff in Rio.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.275 million
  2. Nine News 965,000
  3. Seven News 6.30 — 962,000*
  4. Nine News (6.30pm) — 916,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 816,000
  6. ABC News – 795,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 684,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 651,000
  9. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 539,000
  10. Ten Eyewitness News — 532,000

*Pre-empted in Adelaide and Perth by Games coverage

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 420,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 281,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC,  95,000 + 52,000 on News 24) — 158,000
  4. Today Extra (Nine) — 102,000
  5. Studio 10 (Ten) — 68,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.4%))
  2. TVHITS  (2.1%)
  3. LifeStyle  (1.4%)
  4. Sky News, Crime & Investigation (1.3%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Recruit (Fox8) — 97,000
  2. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 68,000
  3. Family Guy (Fox8) — 66,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 65,000
  5. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 64,000

*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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