Young Sheldon (1.41 million nationally) and The Big Bang Theory (1.17 million nationally) might have done it for Nine for a second night in a row but you have to ask how long will the joy last for the network. Young Sheldon’s audience fall more than 10% from Tuesday night’s debut of 1.57 million, while there was a 20% slide in the audience for The Big Bang Theory from Tuesday night’s 1.48 million.  But at least Nine ran a couple of programs of interest. The other networks had zilch on last night, and that includes the worthies the ABC and SBS. Ten at least ended up third ahead of the ABC.

And tonight it is even worse as Nine and Seven fragment their offerings to accommodate the AFL Footy Show  and The Front Bar in AFL markets. The rest of the country (NRL markets) will have  to make do with low grade movies. Ten has nothing — repeats of Bondi Rescue at 7.30pm says it all. The ABC has Hard Quiz and Mad as Hell.

In regional markets Seven News led with 511,000 viewers, then Seven News/TT with 459,000, Home and Away was third with 439,000, then Young Sheldon on 429,000 and 5th was the 7pm ABC News with 388,000.

Network channel share:

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  1. Nine (29.0%)
  2. Seven (24.9%)
  3. Ten (19.9%)
  4. ABC (17.3%)
  5. SBS (9.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.3%)
  2. Seven (16.4%)
  3. Ten (13.9%)
  4. ABC (12.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (6.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (3.6%)
  2. Gem (3.5%)
  3. ONE (3.3%)
  4. 7mate (3.1%)
  5. Eleven, ABC Kids/Comedy (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.443 million
  2. Young Sheldon (Nine) — 1.414 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.362 million
  4. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.170 million
  5. Nine/NBN News 6.30pm — 1.1355 million
  6. 7pm ABC News — 1.123 million
  7. Nine/NBN News — 1.116 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.104 million
  9. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.0758 million
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 862,000

Top metro programs: None with a million ore more viewers

Losers: viewers of the ABC, Seven and Ten

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 932,000
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 904,000
  3. Nine News (6.30pm) — 868,000
  4. Nine News — 861,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 789,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 738,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 568,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 504,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 398,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 297,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 448,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 364,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, 178,000 + 74,000 on News 24) — 252,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 197,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 179,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 88,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 821000
  2. Back Page (Fox Sports), Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 64,000
  3. Jones & Co (Sky News) — 63,000
  4. Escape To The Country (LifeStyle) — 50,000

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