The Bachelor — or, after last night, shall we call it a variant on Big Brother? Strangely to me, (but then I am well out of demographic) it got 982,000 national viewers, a breakdown of  753,000/229,000 between metro and regional. Offspring — 826,000, a breakdown of 618,000/208,000. Again, it’s not holding on to enough viewers from The Bachelor. The audience fell more than 17% from The Bach to Nina which is not crippling…but not great.

The Block gave Nine the win last night, with help from the News. Ten was third and the ABC fourth in both total people and the demos. The demos looked particularly tasty for Ten with The Bach and Nina.

In regional markets Seven News was again tops with 598,000, followed by Seven News/Today Tonight with 497,000, then came Home and Away with 456,000, then The Block with 441,000, and fifth was the 5.30pm part of The Chase Australia with 419,000.

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Network channel share:

  1. Nine (28.8%)
  2. Seven (25.3%)
  3. Ten (20.2%)
  4. ABC (18.7%)
  5. SBS (7.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (21.3%)
  2. Seven (173%)
  3. Ten (14.7%)
  4. ABC (13.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.6%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (3.4%)
  2. 7TWO (3.2%)
  3. ABC 2, Eleven (3.o%)
  4. ONE (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.670 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.507 million
  3. The Block (Seven) — 1.416 million
  4. Nine/NBN News (6.30pm) — 1.357 million
  5. Nine/NBN News — 1.342 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.192 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.169 million
  8. 7pm ABC News — 1.114 million
  9. Border Security (Seven) — 1.074 million
  10. Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (ABC) — 1.069 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.071 million
  2. Nine News — 1.022 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 1.017 million
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.010 million

Losers: The Bachelor

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.071 million
  2. Nine News — 1.022 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 1.017 million
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.010 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 847,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 752,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 593,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 584,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 478,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 380,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 503,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 397,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC,  161,000 + 89,000 on News 24) — 250,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 246,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) —  168,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 119,000

Pay TV Shares:

  1. TVHITS, Sky News (2.0%)
  2. Fox8 (1.9%)
  3. LifeStyle (1.7%)
  4. UKTV (1.5%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 76,000
  2. NCIS (TVHITS) — 50,000
  3. Paw Patrol (Nick Jr) — 50,000
  4. Mrs Brown’s Boys (UKTV) — 49,000
  5. The Big Bang Theory (Comedy) — 47,000

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