Test cricket deprivation syndrome set in yesterday, and last night and more of he same lies ahead for another week. Seven’s night, Ten was fourth and the ABC third.

Suddenly Lego is hot – must be Christmas and and an outbreak of free plug time. Anybody watching LifeStyle channel would have seen A Big Lego Christmas last night (only 51,000 did, thankfully). It was a Channel 4 special from 2016. On SBS on Sunday Night we find Beyond The Brick, a Lego Brickumentary. Yesterday,  December 7, was the anniversary of the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbour back in 1941. Foxtel programmers marked the anniversary by showing Tora! Tora! Tora! — Hollywood’s version of the “date which will live in infamy”.

In regional markets Seven News was tops with 501,000 people, followed by Seven News/Today Tonight with 417,000, then Home And Away with 400,000, followed by the 5.30pm part of The Chaser with 324,000 and fifth was the 7pm ABC News with 311,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (28.1%)
  2. Nine (27.0%)
  3. ABC (17.9%)
  4. Ten (17.0%)
  5. SBS (10.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (19.1%)
  2. Nine (17.2%)
  3. ABC (11.3%)
  4. Ten (10.4%)
  5. SBS ONE (6.9%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (4.4%)
  2. ABC 2, 7TWO, ONE (3.6%)
  3. Gem (3.2%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.417 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.279 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.015 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) — 999,000
  5. 7pm ABC News — 982,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 954,000
  7. Nine/NBN News —953,000
  8. RBT repeat (Nine) — 888,000
  9. The Chaser Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 863,000
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 757,000

Top metro programs: none with a million or more viewers

Losers: Don’t ask.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 908,000
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 863,000
  3. Nine News (6.30pm) — 767,000
  4. Nine News — 738,000
  5. 7pm ABC News — 672,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) – 651,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 523,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 424,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 402,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 278,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 309,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 291,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 158,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  103,000 + 554,000 on News 24) — 158,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 122,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 50,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 79,000
  2. Tora! Tora! Tora! (Fox Classic) — 55,000
  3. PML Overtime (Sky News) —54,000
  4. A Big Lego Christmas (LifeStyle) — 51,000
  5. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 48,000

Peter Fray

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