Nine won Sunday night from Seven, the ABC and then a weak Ten. Last night Seven and Nine almost tied in Total people (Seven was 0.1% ahead), but Nine easily won the main channels.Ten was third ahead of the ABC which didn’t have its usual Monday line up of Four Corners, Australian Story, Media Watch and Q&ACaught Out, a 40 minute mini-doco on the cricket ball tampering story filled in for 7.30.  Batchelor in Paradise on Ten averaged 877,000 last night and failed to beat Caught Out which got 953,000 and deserved more. Seven’s burial of Australian Spartan was completed last night — 771,000 — while Young Sheldon —  1.417 million nationally — was down 161,000 from its debut last week, and the fresh episode of The Big Bang Theory — 1.20 million — was down 277,000 from a week ago.

Caught Out was the 10th most watched program nationally last night. It was a story that Nine could have done easily, if it had the guts to. But of course Nine is conflicted by its string of cricket commentator dinosaurs, many of whom have contributed to the culture and other problems of Australian cricket over the years. 

In the regions Seven News was on top with 623,000 (it was boosted by the thrilling late finishing Geelong/Hawthorn AFL game in AFL markets, won by the Hawks by a point). Then came Seven News/TT with 553,000, Young Sheldon was third with 484,000, then Home and Away on 468,000 and The Big Bang Theory was fifth with 418,000.

Network channel share:

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  1. Seven (27.8%)
  2. Nine (27.7%)
  3. Ten (19.0%)
  4. ABC (17.2%)
  5. SBS (8.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.4%)
  2. Seven (17.6%)
  3. Ten (13.7%)
  4. ABC (12.7%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.0%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.8%)
  2. 7mate (3.2%)
  3. ONE (3.1%)
  4. 9Life (2.5%)
  5. GO, Gem (2.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.885 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.667 million
  3. Young Sheldon (Nine) — 1.417 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30pm — 1.310 million
  5. Nine/NBN News — 1.279 million
  6. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) – 1.208 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.196million
  8. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.174 million
  9. 7pm ABC News — 1.058 million
  10. Caught Out (ABC) — 953,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.262 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.114 million

Losers: No one – not a bad night for Easter Monday -oh, sorry, I forgot Australian Spartan on Seven.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.262 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.114 million
  3. Nine News 6.30pm — 998,000
  4. Nine News — 972,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 824,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 707,000
  7. Caught Out (ABC) — 636,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 549,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 389,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 351,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 441,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 376,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, 142,000 + 99,000 on News 24) — 237,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 235,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 237,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 144,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. NR: Wests v Parramatta (Fox League) — 281,000
  2. AFL: Geelong v Hawthorn (Fox Footy) 264,000
  3. AFL (Monday Footy On Fox (Fox Footy) — 132,000
  4. NRL: Wests V Parramatta (Fox League) — 119,000
  5. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 86,000

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