Seven: fancy having the AFL, and not doing a footy type show and leaving it to the buffos on Nine? And, after all these years, not being able to come up with a competitor? The two versions managed 1.302 million national viewers for Nine and won the night for the network. There 452,000 Melbourne viewers who watched the AFL version (but only 90,000 and 70,000 in Adelaide and Perth).

The NRL programs had 194,000 and 118,000 viewers in Sydney and Melbourne respectively. Together, the two versions of The Footy Shows managed 923,000 metro viewers and 379,000 in the regions. A further 121,000 watched the so-called “late” shows.

Apart from the Footy Shows, The Bachelorette managed 827,000 national viewers and GoggleBox Australia (both on Ten) grabbed 949,000. Apart from the News, Seven was an afterthought for most viewers last night.

The top five regional programs were: Seven News with 594,000, Seven News/Today Tonight with 492,000, Home and Away was third with 483,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm had 465,000 viewers and the Footy Shows were fifth with 379,000.

It’s the Festival of the Boot Grand Final Weekend Celebrations. Go the mighty Swannies! (In the AFL, of course.) And the NRL? Who cares, Storm, Sharks — eat each other, with chips please. No Tigers, so I’ve only passing interest.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (30.3%)
  2. Seven (26.6%)
  3. Ten (20.4%)
  4. ABC (16.7%)
  5. SBS (6.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (24.4%)
  2. Seven (15.8%)
  3. Ten (15.0%)
  4. ABC (10.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.8%)
  2. ABC (3.8%)
  3. 7mate (3.4%)
  4. ONE (2.8%)
  5. Eleven (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.662 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.511 million
  3. Nine News — 1.378 million
  4. The Footy Shows — 1.302 million
  5. Nine News 6.30 — 1.250 million
  6. 7pm ABC News — 1.185 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.179 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.169 million
  9. The Chaser Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.071 million
  10. Gogglebox Australia (Nine) — 949,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.068 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.019 million
  3. Nine News — 1.013 million

Losers: Seven.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.068 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.019 million
  3. Nine News  — 1.013 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 994,000
  5. 7pm ABC News — 834,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) – 825,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 622,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 606,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 498,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 415,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 333,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 319,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 173,000
  4. Today Extra (Nine) — 159,000
  5. News Breakfast (ABC,  104,000 + 50,000 on News 24) — 154,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 128,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8 ,  Lifestyle (2.3%)
  2. TVHITS  (2.2%)
  3. UKTV (1.6%)
  4. Sky News (1.4%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 69,000
  2. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 64,000
  3. ETON: Most Famous School in The World (LifeStyle) — 50,000
  4. Goldie & Beck (Disney Jr) — 50,000
  5. America’s Got Talent (Fox8) – 48,000

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