Nothing to say, going into deep summer and suddenly the perils of navigating a shopping centre or three, and friends’ get-togethers become more interesting than TV (which is not hard really, especially now). But it is also more interesting than engaging the DVR or streaming, except to catch up with that episode of Lewis, Morse, Criminal Minds, the House Husbands series from 2015, Modern Family binge-athons — anything to avoid engaging with what is on TV at the moment, such as last night’s offering. Inside Story returned last night on Nine after the golden oldies episode of 60 Minutes (how did Mike Munro get so young?). Inside Story confirmed the rightness of Nine’s decision to hold it over until summer.

The top five metro programs last night were Seven News with 887,000, Nine News with 773,000, Joanna Lumley’s Japan with 741,000, fourth was the 7pm ABC News and fifth was Sunday Night: Summer with 633,000. In regional markets, Seven News was again tops with 459,000, followed by Sunday Night: Summer with 396,000, then the 7pm ABC News with 376,000, Joanna Lumley’s Japan was fourth with 355,000 and Border Security: America was fifth with 320,000.

Tonight — sorry, I can’t help you because this is the last ratings report for 2016. Have a great Christmas and New Year. But there is some cricket on later this week and over the break, and some soccer, NFL, tennis, and the pitter-patter of cloven hoofs.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (28.7%)
  2. Nine (26.4%)
  3. ABC (20.1%)
  4. Ten (18.6%)
  5. SBS (6.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (19.6%)
  2. Nine (14.3%)
  3. ABC (13.9%)
  4. Ten (11.7%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (5.3%)
  2. 7mate (4.1%)
  3. ABC 2, 9Life (3.9%)
  4. ONE (3.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.346 million
  2. 7pm ABC News — 1.114 million
  3. Joanna Lumley’s Japan (ABC) — 1.096 million
  4. Nine News — 1.079 million
  5. Sunday Night: Summer (Seven) — 1.024 million
  6. Border Security – America (Seven) — 837,000
  7. 60 Minutes: Summer (Nine) — 780,000
  8. Midsomer Murders repeat (ABC) — 764,000
  9. Movie: Unbroken (Seven) — 702,000
  10. Inside Story (Nine) — 686,000

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

Losers: Viewers. The Joanna Lumley doco on the ABC on Japan was OK — as expected. No real insights though.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 887,000
  2. Nine News — 773,000
  3. 7pm ABC News – 734,000
  4. Sunday Night – Summer (Seven) — 633,000
  5. 60 Minutes Summer (Ten) — 516,000
  6. Inside Story (Nine) — 409,000
  7. Ten Eyewitness News —357,000

Morning TV:

  1. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 281,000
  2. Weekend Today (Nine) — 270,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. TVHITS  (2.7%)
  2. Foxtel Movies Action (2.3)
  3. Fox 8, Fox Sports 2 (2.1%)
  4. LifeStyle. UKTV  (1.7%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. A League: Brisbane v Adelaide (Fox Sports 4) — 61,000
  2. NCIS (TVHITS) — 56,000
  3. Modern Family (Fox8) — 53,000
  4. Frosty The Snowman (Disney Jr) — 51,000
  5. NCIS (TVHITS) — 50,000

*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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