Seven’s night in metro and regional markets and tonight it will be Nine’s as the Australian TV audience chills out in front of the third and final ODI between Australia and New Zealand from the MCG.

The top five metro programs last night were all news and current affairs — Seven News/Today Tonight was tops with 912,000, followed by Seven News with 889,000, Nine News was third with 773,000, with Nine News 6.30 fourth on 761,000, while ACA was fifth with 709,000. In the regions Seven news was again top with 537,000, followed by Seven News/Today Tonight with 489,000, then Home and Away with 456,000, The 5.30pm bit of The Chase Australia was fourth with 336,000 and the 7pm ABC News was fifth with 306,000.

And that summed up the night and the second week of summer, and much of 2016.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (29.4%)
  2. Nine (26.3%)
  3. Ten (20.8%)
  4. ABC (17.2%)
  5. SBS (6.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (18.2%)
  2. Nine (17.5%)
  3. Ten (13.8%)
  4. ABC (11.4%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.9%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.5%)
  2. 7mate (4.4%)
  3. GO (3.8%)
  4. Eleven (3.4%)
  5. ONE (3.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.426 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.393 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.063 million
  4. Nine News — 1.060 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.004 million
  6. 7pm ABC News — 970,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) —813,000
  8. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 810,000
  9. Nine News 6.30 — 764,000
  10. David Attenborough’s Big Birds (Ten)  — 723,000

Top metro programs: No program had a million or more metro viewers

Losers: Viewers who managed to last past 8pm (after 7.30 ended), but really by 7.30 it was just terrible.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News/Today Tonight — 912,000
  2. Seven News — 889,000
  3. Nine News — 773,000
  4. Nine News (6.30pm) — 761,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 709,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 664,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 562,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 444,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 397,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 306,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 330,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 285,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 158,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC,  105,000 + 46,000 on News 24) — 151,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 110,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 94,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Inside Lego At Christmas (LifeStyle) — 62,000
  2. Grand Designs Australia (LifeStyle) — 55,000
  3. Paw Patrol (Nick Jr) — 53,000
  4. Nick Jr Unwrapped (Nick Jr) — 52,000
  5. Highway Patrol (Fox8) — 52,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. 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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