Ten’s most watched program was the 7pm part of The Project with 645,000 national viewers, but This Is Us (an American drama) could only manage 259,000 nationally (it just doesn’t click with Australian viewers) and The Graham Norton Show could only grab 356,000. Those figures are not even satisfactory for metro markets let alone nationally. An overall metro share of 12.7% and a main channel share of just 8.0% isn’t good enough.

The ABC had an overall share of 17.0% and a main channel share of 12.1% and will beat ten into third for the week. The question is now, how long will CBS allow this state of affairs to continue before lopping heads? But sacking people isn’t the rational way, finding and investing in new content and people (talent, not suits) is the best way.Elsewhere,  Married At First Sight averaged 1.68 million and was number one nationally and tops in the metros with 1.18 million (and the only program in the five metro markets to grab a million or more viewers). Nine’s night, easily.

In regional markets Seven News was tops again with 543,000, then MKR with 498,000, followed by Married with 492,000, then Seven News/TT with 469,000 and fifth was Home And Away with 437,000. A good night for Seven.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (32.6%)
  2. Seven (30.7%)
  3. ABC (17.0%)
  4. Ten (12.7%)
  5. SBS (7.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (24.9%)
  2. Seven (21.2%)
  3. ABC (12.1%)
  4. Ten (8.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.0%)
  2. 7mate (3.2%)
  3. GO (2.8%)
  4. 9Life (2.6%)
  5. ABC Comedy/Kids, ONE (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.680 million
  2. MKR (Seven) — 1.461 million
  3. Seven News  — 1.422 million
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.350 million
  5. Nine/NBN News 6.30pm — 1.138 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.080 million
  7. Nine/NBN News — 1.079 million
  8. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.078 million
  9. 7pm ABC News — 1.047 million
  10. Shaun Micaleff’s Mad As Hell  (ABC) —917,000

Top metro programs:

    1. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.188 million

Losers: Ten

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 899,000
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 881,000
  3. Nine News (6.30pm) —867,000
  4. Nine News — 831,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 754,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 718,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 568,000455613,000
  8. Ten Eyewitness News — 407,000
  9. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 280,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 448,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 374,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, 179,000 + 95,000 on News 24) — 274,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 200,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 152,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 116,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Gogglebox Australia (LifeStyle) — 181,000
  2. Selling Houses Australia (LifeStyle) — 128,000
  3. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 68,000
  4. Ugly House To Lovely House  (LifeStyle — 51,000
  5. PML Overtime (Sky News) — 50,000

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