Day three of summer ratings and Howzat!! Nine’s the second Ashes Test beat The Good Doctor on Seven last night, but it was close. The 3rd session of the pink ball test averaged 1.80 million, the final ep of the GD averaged a very solid 1.68 million. The second session of the test had 1.25 million viewers on average, and the first session, 850,000. Ten and the ABC were also rans.

In regional markets The Good Doctor topped the test — 561,000 viewers, with Seven News 2nd with 531,000, Session three of the test was third with 521,000, then Seven News/TT with 445,000 and Home and Away was fifth with 415,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (36.4%)
  2. Seven (28.7%)
  3. Ten (15.4%)
  4. ABC (12.7%)
  5. SBS (6.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (29.4%)
  2. Seven (22.0%)
  3. Ten (9.7%)
  4. ABC 8.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.5%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. ONE (3.0%)
  2. Eleven (2.7%)
  3. 7mate (2.6%)
  4. GO, Gem (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Second Ashes Cricket: Session 3  Day 4 (Nine) — 1.802 million
  2. The Good Doctor (Seven) —1.684 million
  3. Seven News  — 1.655 million
  4. Nine News — 1.596 million
  5. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.585 million
  6. Second Ashes Cricket: Session 32 Day 4 (Nine) — 1.256 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.124 million
  8. Air Rescue (Seven) — 1.028 million
  9. 7pm ABC News — 984,000
  10. Border Patrol (Seven) — 955,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Second Ashes Cricket: Session 3  Day 4 (Nine) — 1.281 million
  2. Nine News — 1.155 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.140 million
  4. Seven News — 1.135 million
  5. The Good Doctor — 1.123 million

Losers: ABC, Ten

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.155 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.140 million
  3. Seven News  — 1.35 million
  4. 7pm ABC News – 677,000
  5. 7.30 (ABC) — 482,000
  6. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 426,000
  7. Ten Eyewitness News — 373,000
  8. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 258,000
  9. SBS World News — 117,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 537,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 395,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, 166,000 + 91,000 on ABC News) — 257,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 243,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 169,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 107,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Great British Bake-Off (LifeStyle) — 59,000
  2. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 54,000
  3. Jones & Co (Sky News) — 46,000
  4. Supergirl (Fox8) — 45,000
  5. Credlin, The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 44,000

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Peter Fray
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