A night to lay down and avoid. Lifeless (even Gogglebox’s finale for the year was more of the same and not really interesting). The Bachelorette continued sorting out her charges. But that was it so far as colour and movement. Sylvia’s Italian Table was more of the same – a lazy idea with no purpose except to occupy half an hour on prime time on a dodgy Thursday night schedule. It had 584,000 national viewers, down from the 660,000 for the debut episode a week earlier.

GoggleBox had 1.037 million national viewers and The Bachelorette had 861,000 nationally.

Regionally the most watched programs were Seven News, 570,000, Home and Away, 495,000, Seven News/Today Tonight, 449,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm, 414,000 and The Big Bang Theory, 381,000.

Seven edged Nine narrowly in the metros, but won by a much larger margin in the regions.

Ten did well in the demos, especially 25 to 54s, in breakfast; Sunrise with 293,000 won the metros from Today (274,000). But for the second time this week, Studio 10 (90,000) beat Nine’s Today Extra with 88,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (27.9%)
  2. Nine (27.1%)
  3. Ten (21.5%)
  4. ABC (16.7%)
  5. SBS (6.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (18.0%)
  2. Nine (17.8%)
  3. Ten (15.8%)
  4. ABC (10.7%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.6%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.2%)
  2. GO (5.0%)
  3. ABC 2 (3.4%)
  4. ONE (3.1%)
  5. Eleven (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.506 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.271 million
  3. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.235 million
  4. Nine News — 1.120 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.118 million
  6. Gogglebox Australia (Ten) — 1.037 million
  7. The Big Bang Theory repeat (Nine) — 1.028 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.021 million
  9. ABC News — 1.016 million
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) —998,000

Top metro programs: Not one program with a million or more metro viewers.

Losers: Just the night as a whole.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 936,000
  2. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 854,000
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 822,000
  4. Nine News (6.30pm) — 804,000
  5. Nine News — 803,000
  6. ABC News – 716,000
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) – 689,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 574,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 526,000
  10. Ten Eyewitness News — 378,000
  11. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 364,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 293,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 274,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, 90,000 + 46,000 on News 24) — 136,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 133,000
  5. Studio 10 (Ten) — 90,000
  6. Today Extra (Nine) — 88,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 70,000
  2. Grand Designs (LifeStyle) — 63,000
  3. Fuzzy Tales (Disney Jr) — 52,000
  4. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 46,000
  5. Grand Designs (Australia LifeStyle) — 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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