Last night’s ABC line up — the doco on the musical version of Muriel’s Wedding, the first part of the Easybeats biopic Friday on My Mind  and then the first part repeat of Blood and Thunder, the wonderful documentary of Aus music legends Albert Prouduction — was one of the highlights of the year. Friday On My Mind averaged 709,000 nationally, Muriel averaged 618,000 and both deserved more.

Nine’s broadcast of the first test did well all day with more than 1.7 million nationally for the third session when Australia’s winning position became clear. There were 1.1 million metro viewers and just over half a million in the regions. In the morning Insiders dissection of the Queensland election and the rest drew 579,000 national viewers, its second highest for the year from (a very scatty) memory.

In regional markets the Nine dominated with the news averaging 517,000, the third session of the test, 503,000, Seven News, 488,000, Sunday Night, 421,000 and the second session of the test was fifth wth 375,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (32.4%)
  2. Nine (31.7%)
  3. ABC (17.4%)
  4. Ten (12.4%)
  5. SBS (6.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (21.6%)
  2. Seven (21.3%)
  3. ABC (12.7%)
  4. Ten (7.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (5.6%)
  2. 7TWO (4.5%)
  3. 7mate (4.1%)
  4. ONE (3.1%)
  5. ABC 2 (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine/NBN News — 1.792 million
  2. First Ashes Test, Day 4, Session 3 (Nine) — 1.778 million
  3. Seven News  — 1.528 million
  4. First Ashes Test, Day 4, Session 2 (Nine) — 1.344 million
  5. Sunday Night (Seven) — 1.225 million
  6. 7pm ABC News — 1090 million
  7. First Ashes Test, Day 4, Session 2 (Nine) — 1.088 million
  8. Border Security (Seven) — 1.022million
  9. Family Food Fight (Nine) — 1.003 million
  10. The Cricket Show (Nine) — 934,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.264 million
  2. First Ashes Test, Day 4, Session 3 (Nine) — 1.174 million
  3. Seven News — 1.040 million

Losers: Ten, and those who missed the Muriel and Easybeats programs on ABC TV.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.174 million
  2. Seven News — 1.040 million
  3. Sunday Night (Seven) — 804,000
  4. 7pm ABC News – 727,000
  5. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 622,000
  6. Sunday Project 7pm (Ten) — 239,000
  7. Sunday Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 192,000
  8. Ten Eyewitness News — 175,000 *
  9. SBS World News — 135,000

* Pre-empted in some markets by the Supercars race

Morning TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC, 379,000, 215,000 on ABC News ) — 594,000
  2. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 442,000
  3. Weekend Today (Nine) —370,000
  4. Offsiders (ABC) — 202,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Supercars Newcastle(Fox Sports) — 174,000
  2. Supercars Newcastle(Fox Sports) — 139,000
  3. Supercars Newcastle(Fox Sports) — 118,000
  4. Supercars Newcastle(Fox Sports) — 118,000
  5. Supercars Newcastle(Fox Sports) — 114,000

Peter Fray

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