Easy night — The Good Doctor (1.62 million nationally) and Instant Hotel (1.012 million nationally) did the job for Seven with an assist from the news. The Don Burke disclosures continued on A Current Affair (1.00 million nationally) and 7.30 (874,000). And that was the night. The digital channels combined share was 31.9%, another sign of the approaching summer lull when even third and fourth ranked repeats on these channels hold more appeal than the main channel offerings.

In regional markets The Good Doctor won with 575,000 viewers, with Seven News second with 516,000, then Seven News/Today Tonight with 448,000, followed by Home and Away with 427,000 and then Instant Hotel in fifth with 404,000. 

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (32.2%)
  2. Nine (26.1%)
  3. Ten (17.5%)
  4. ABC (16.0%)
  5. SBS (8.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (23.0%)
  2. Nine (17.0%)
  3. Ten (11.7%)
  4. ABC (9.9%)
  5. SBS ONE (6.5%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (4.2%)
  2. 7TWO (3.6%)
  3. 7mate (3.5%)
  4. ABC 2 (3.3%)
  5. Gem (3.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The Good Doctor (Seven) — 1.622 million
  2. Seven News  — 1.443 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.374 million
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.126 million
  5. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.120 million
  6. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.103 million
  7. 7pm ABC News — 1.068 million
  8. Instant Hotel (Seven) — 1.012 million
  9. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.005 million
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 900,000

Top metro programs:

  1. The Good Doctor (Seven) — 1.04 million

Losers: ABC, Ten

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 927,000
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 926,000
  3. Nine News — 868,000
  4. Nine News (6.30pm) — 841,000
  5. 7pm ABC News — 728,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) – 722,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 601,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 501,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 465,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 322,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 543,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 405,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, 187,000 + 86,000 on ABC News) — 273,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 227,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 151,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 113,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 81,000
  2. Jones & Co (Sky News) — 72,000
  3. The Great British Bake-Off (LifeStyle Food) — 66,000
  4. PML Overtime (Sky News) — 61,000
  5. Super Girl (Fox8) — 57,000

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