The Games dominated again Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Seven naturally won last week. It won all day and last night, easily. end of story. The ABC battled away manfully with viewers preferring its non-news and current affairs offerings to those of Nine, and anything on Ten. Seven News topped 2,1 million and day eight of the Games yesterday averaged 1.644 million and the In Rio Tonight segment from 7pm last night averaged 1.644 million.

Seven’s share from 2am to 2am was 50.2% and over 39% in prime time last night. Seven said that so far in the first 9 days of the games, over 16.5 million people have watched the games on Seven, but more than 23.5 million streams have happened: which is also the experience in the US where NBC is reporting a similar situation.

Wallander averaged 890,000 on the ABC at 8.30 pm. 60 Minutes did well for Nine with nearly 1.4 million people.

In regional markets it was Seven News on top with 660,000, Nine News was second with 492,000, then Rio, Day 8 – Day with 465,000, In Rio Today, 464,000 and 60 Minutes on 461,000

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (39.6%)
  2. Nine (23.4%)
  3. ABC (15.6%)
  4. Ten (15.2%)
  5. SBS (6.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (29.3%)
  2. Nine (15.5%)
  3. ABC (11.5%)
  4. Ten (9.7%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.5%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (4.6%)
  2. Eleven (3.4%)
  3. 7TWO (3.3%)
  4. 9Life (2.8%)
  5. GO (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 2.185 million
  2. Olympics: Rio, Day 8 – Day (Seven) — 1.644 million
  3. Olympics: Rio, Day 8 – In Rio Today (Seven) — 1.639 million
  4. Nine News — 1.615 million
  5. 60 Minutes (Nine)  — 1.380 million
  6. Olympics: Rio, Day 9 – Evening (Seven) — 1.273 million
  7. ABC News — 1.160 million
  8. Grand Designs NZ (Seven) — 1.131 million
  9. Olympics: Rio, Day 8 – Highlights (Seven) — 1.083 million
  10. Wallander (ABC) — 890,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.525 million
  2. Olympics: Rio, Day 8 – Day (Seven) — 1.179 million
  3. Olympics: Rio, Day 8 – In Rio Today (Seven) — 1.175 million
  4. Nine News — 1.123 million

Losers: No one, The Games, The Games, The Games….

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.100 million
  2. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.093 million
  3. Nine News (6.30pm) — 1.037 million
  4. Nine News — 1.022 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 965,000
  6. ABC News – 918,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 776,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 613,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 500,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 451,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 309,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 291,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 158,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  103,000 + 554,000 on News 24) — 158,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 122,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 50,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. NRL: Easts v North Qld (Fox Sports 1) — 250,000
  2. NRL: Newcastle v Penrith (Fox Sports 1) — 183,000
  3. AFL: Richmond v Geelong (Fox Sports 3) – 166,000
  4. AFL: Essendon v Gold Coast (Fox Footy) — 137,000
  5. AFL: Fremantle v Adelaide (Fox Footy) — 133,000

*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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