Seven’s night easily. Nine took out the trash and its line up stank accordingly. After solid efforts from the News from 6 to 7pm (1.16 million national viewers for the 6.30pm part after 1.13 million for the 6pm segment) and then A Current Affair (1.09 million), the trash appeared. The UK version of The Voice — not the adults, but the kids – 636,000. Then Victoria’s Secret models for an hour until 10pm, just 367,000 national viewers. At 1 pm a program called Movie Juice snatched 72,000 desperate souls. And at 11.30pm a program about an Australian Firemen’s Calendar was knocked down in the rush of 38,000 national viewers. That was for an hour. Why was this stuff put to air last night? Seven and the ABC at least tried with new programs. Hard Quiz ended with a solid 906,000 people nationally and Instant Hotel ended with 985,000.

Ten did very poorly — a main channel share of just 8.7% in the metros. It dropped Jamie’s Superfoods at 7.30 and dropped in an episode of Cram in its place, which went south — just 434,000 nationally and 290,000 in the metros, beaten by The Kids UK Voice on Nine. Viewers of Ten will have to confront another episode of Cram tonight at 7.30pm. And Ten says it is coming back in 2018!

In the regions, Seven News was on top with 492,000, followed by Home and Away with 434,000, then Seven News/Today Tonight with 429,000, Secret Daughter episode 1 (of 2 last night) was fourth with 378,000 and Instant Hotel was fifth with 374,000. Another Seven benefit night.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (32.2%)
  2. Nine (25.0%)
  3. Ten (19.0%)
  4. ABC (18.6%)
  5. SBS (5.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (24.1%)
  2. Nine (18.3%)
  3. Ten (13.6%)
  4. ABC (13.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.0%)
  2. Gem (3.7%)
  3. 7mate (3.2%)
  4. GO (3.1%)
  5. ONE (3.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.480 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.388 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.160 million
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.131 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.097 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.093 million
  7. 7pm ABC News — 1.058 million
  8. Instant Hotel (Seven) — 985,000
  9. Hard Quiz (ABC) — 906,000
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 905,000

Top metro programs: None with a million or more viewers

Losers: Nine viewers. 

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 989,000
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 957,000
  3. Nine News —890,000
  4. Nine News (6.30pm) — 889,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 788,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 737,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 636,000
  8. Ten Eyewitness News — 456,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 448,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) —310,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) —538,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 383,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, 178,000 + 89,000 on News 24) — 267,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 223,00
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 148,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 132,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.8%)
  2. LifeStyle  (1.9%)
  3. TVHITS  (1.9%)
  4. UKTV, Fox Classics (1.7%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Love It Or List It Australia (LifeStyle) — 141,000
  2. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 77,000
  3. Richo (Sky News) — 64,000
  4. The Flash (Fox8) – 60,000
  5. Restoration Man (LifeStyle) — 58,000

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