More games, another win for Seven. Foreign Correspondent’s report on east German drug cheating should have been run earlier, back to back with Catalyst (which could have used its time to explain the science behind drugs and doping in sport: from bike riding, to weight lifting, to shooting, running etc). A good one-two, but an opportunity badly missed by ABC News management. Foreign Correspondent had 625,000 national viewers at 9.30pm, Catalyst had 896,000 at 8pm.

Apart from that a quiet night. Seven won the metros and regionals again. Seven said there were 2 million streams yesterday and overnight with the total for the games so far now topping 28.2 million. Over 17 million people have watched the coverage on Seven’s three channels.

In the regions, Seven News was on top with 596,000, In Rio Today was second with 524,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm was third with 497,000, ACA was fourth with 375,000 and the 7pm ABC News was fifth with 343,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (39.3%)
  2. Nine (20.5%)
  3. Ten (17.3%)
  4. ABC (17.1%)
  5. SBS (5.7%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (26.9%)
  2. Nine (14.0%)
  3. ABC (12.0%)
  4. Ten  (10.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.2%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (6.2%)
  2. 7mate (4.6%)
  3. ONE (4.0%)
  4. ABC 2 (3.4%)
  5. Eleven (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.816 million
  2. Olympics: Day 10, In Rio Today (Seven) — 1.549 million
  3. Nine News — 1.282 million
  4. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.226 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.206 million
  6. Olympics: Day 11, Evening (Seven) — 1.153 million
  7. ABC News — 1.118 million
  8. Nine News 6.30 — 1.012 million
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 992,000
  10. Seven News 6.30 — 914,000 *

* Pre-empted by Games Coverage in Adelaide, Perth and regionals.

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.221 million
  2. Olympics: Day 10, In Rio Today (Seven) — 1.024 million

Losers: Games, games, games, so no one loses, really.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.221 million
  2. Nine News (6.30pm) — 993,000
  3. Nine News  963,000
  4. Seven News 6.30 — 914,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 831,000
  6. ABC News – 775,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 674,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 572,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 558,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 459,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 389,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 291,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC,  105,000 + 47,000 on News 24) — 152,000
  4. Today Extra (Nine) — 103,000
  5. Studio 10 (Ten) — 88,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.1%)
  2. TVHITS (2.0%)
  3. Fox Sports 4, LifeStyle (1.8%)
  4. Nick Jr (1.5%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 77,000
  2. Back Page (Fox Sports 1) — 72,000
  3. The Kettering Incident (showcase) — 61,000
  4. Cricket: 3rd Test, Sri Lanka v Australia (Fox Sports 4) – 59,000
  5. NRL: 360 (Fox Sports 1) – 58,000

*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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