Day 2 of summer ratings and it was Nine’s night again, thanks to the third day of the Adelaide Ashes test as the pink ball dominated proceedings, especially in the evening session. Tonight it will be the pink ball v The Good Doctor — We the threat that he may walk out is a bluff, because it is successful and there is always another series for a successful show.

The ABC’s line up did well, while Ten was weak and Seven ran dead. The third session of the Test had 1.86 million national viewers (1.30 million in the metros and 561,000 in the regions). The second session had 1.39 million national viewers (970,000 in the metros and 426,000 in the regions). The first session had 926,000 nationally, with 649,000 in the metros and 277,000 in the regions.

In regional markets, Seven News was tops with 607,000, the third session of the Ashes test was second with 514,000, then Seven News/TT with 489,000, followed by Nine/NBN News with 447,000 and the second session of the Test cricket was fifth with 426,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (37.0%)
  2. Seven (24.5%)
  3. ABC (16.9%)
  4. Ten (15.1%)
  5. SBS (6.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (29.0%)
  2. Seven (17.5%)
  3. ABC (12.5%)
  4. Ten (9.2%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO, ONE (3.3%)
  2. GO (3.1%)
  3. ABC 2 (2.7%)
  4. Gem (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.881million
  2. Second Ashes Cricket: Session 3  Day 3 (Nine) — 1.867 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.753 million
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.736 million
  5. Second Ashes Cricket: Session 3  Day 3 (Nine) — 1.396 million
  6. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.145 million
  7. 7pm ABC News — 1.093 million
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 997,000
  9. Highway Patrol, Ep 2, repeat (Nine) — 967,000
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 956,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Second Ashes Cricket: Session 3  Day 3 (Nine) — 1.306 million
  2. Nine News — 1.278 million
  3. Seven News — 1.274 million
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.248 million

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.278 million
  2. Seven News — 1.274 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.248 million
  4. 7pm ABC News – 744,000
  5. 7.30 (ABC) — 658,000
  6. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 478,000
  7. Ten Eyewitness News — 430,000
  8. Foreign Correspondent(ABC) —424,000
  9. Q&A (ABC) — 412,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 302,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 527,000
  2. Today (Nine) —428,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, 186,000 + 93,000 on ABC News) — 279,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 255,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 169,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 113,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Outlander (showcase) — 64,000
  2. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 59,000
  3. The Bolt Report Sky News) — 56,000
  4. The Walking Dead (Fx) — 48,000
  5. The Walking Dead (Fx) — 44,000

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