Another high combined share for the digital channels tells us how dire main channel viewing was last night — 33.6%. Nothing stood out on the main channels. News and current affairs programs ruled. The rest were tired offerings, repeats and also-rans. Cram on Ten had just 378,000 national viewers. The 6.30 pm part of The Project had more viewers — 432,000 and the 7pm part had 632,000 — then Ten lost 254,000 viewers. That says it all about Cram.

In regional markets Seven News was tops with 477,000, followed by Seven News/Today Tonight with 414,000, then Home and Away with 395,000, the 7pm ABC News was fourth with 325,000 and the 5.30 pm bit of The Chaser was fifth with 324,000. And that was the night.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (30.8%)
  2. Nine (27.7%)
  3. ABC (17.2%)
  4. Ten (15.2%)
  5. SBS (592%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (19.6%)
  2. Nine (19.0%)
  3. ABC (10.4%)
  4. Ten (9.2%)
  5. SBS ONE (6.1%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.5%)
  2. ABC 2, 7mate (4.1%)
  3. GO (3.8%)
  4. ONE (3.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.366 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.297 million
  3. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.047 million
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.039 million
  5. Nine/NBN News — 1.028 million
  6. 7pm ABC News — 972,000
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 951,000
  8. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 853
  9. 7.30 -Summer (ABC) — 817,000
  10. The Voice UK Kids (Nine) — 635,000

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 889,000
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 884,000
  3. Nine News (6.30pm) — 794,000
  4. Nine News — 788,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 774,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 647,000
  7. 7.30 -Summer (ABC) — 557,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 447,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 415,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 288,000

Morning (national) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) —497,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 376,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, 163,000 + 78,000 on ABC News) — 241,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 200,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 165,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 106,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Real Housewives Of Melbourne (Arena) — 95,000
  2. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 74,000
  3. PML Overtime (Sky News) —493,000
  4. Richo (Sky News) — 45,000
  5. NCIS (TVHITS) — 45,000

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