Seven won last night by default — it had My Kitchen Rules in the line up and Nine had the NRL season’s first game. MKR had more than 1.4 million national viewers and the NRL 765,000 (an extra 261,000 watched the NRL game on Foxtel). Gogglebox Australia on Ten at 8.30pm had 829,000 nationally, which tells us the NRL is going to struggle this year to add viewers. Ten’s Eyewitness News at 5 to 6pm has fallen into something of a hole this week – -last night’s 375,000 viewers in the five metro markets was low, even for a Thursday evenings.

A move up from AFL for Seven’s Perth footy commentator, Basil Zempilas as he starts at Weekend Sunrise this weekend. Seven says that from Saturday,He replaces Andrew O’Keefe as co-host alongside Monique Wright.  Meanwhile America’s ABC network has some good news for struggling Seven — ABC has just given an early ‘yes’ to a second series of The Good Doctor. 

In the regions the most watched programs were Seven News, 498,000, MKR, 454,000,Seven News/TT 424,000, Home and Away was fourth with 401,000 and the 5.30pm part of The Chase Australia was fifth with 320,000.

 

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Network channel share:

  1. Seven (31.7%)
  2. Nine (26.0%)
  3. Ten (19.4%)
  4. ABC (16.0%)
  5. SBS (6.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (21.5%)
  2. Nine (19.7%)
  3. Ten (14.7%)
  4. ABC (11.4%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO, 7mate (3.8%)
  2. 7flix (2.6%)
  3. Eleven (2.5%)
  4. ABC 2 (2.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.408 million
  2. Seven News  — 1.327 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.233 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30pm  — 1.114 million
  5. Nine/NBN News — 1.088 million
  6. Home and Away (Seven) — 989,000
  7. 7pm ABC News — 932,000
  8. Gogglebox Australia (Ten) — 829,000
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 815,000
  10. A Current Affair (Nine) —797,000 *

* pre-empted in some markets for the start of the NRL live broadcast.

Top metro programs: None with a million or more viewers

Losers: No one really, but the start of the NRL and the AFL Footy Show means autumn and winter are closing in and time for all football haters to move to Netflix?

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News  — 847,000
  2. Nine News (6.30pm) — 846,000
  3. Seven News — 829,000
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 809,000
  5. 7pm ABC News — 620,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 562,000*
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 524,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 409,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 375,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 389,000

* pre-empted in some markets for the start of the NRL live broadcast.

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 456,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 377,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC,  161,000 + 73,000 on News 24) — 234,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 217,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 162,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 114,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. NRL: St George v Brisbane (Fox League) — 261,000
  2. NRL: Thursday Night League (Fox League) — 112,000
  3. The Great Australian Bake-Off (LifeStyle) — 102,000
  4. Back Page (Fox Sports) — 101,000
  5. Outback Opal hunters (Discovery) — 71,000

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