Did the commonwealth games bring home the ratings gold for Seven? Yep — 1.71 million across more than four hours of viewing in the evening and night sessions on Seven’s main channel. But on its 7TWO and 7mate channels an average of another 331,000 watched across the same period. So more than 2 million people watched the games coverage on all of Seven’s channels last night as it again used its three free to air channels to maximise viewing. 

In the regions, the Games evening session topped the night with 559,000 viewers, followed by the night session with 473,000, then Seven News with 442,000, Seven News/TT was fourth with 394.000 and ACA was fifth with 356,000.

Elsewhere, if anyone is interested, there’s AFL and NRL on tonight with the Tigers playing the Blues tonight on 7mate. 

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (42.4%)
  2. Nine (21.3%)
  3. Ten (15.7%)
  4. ABC (14.4%)
  5. SBS (6.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (33.0%)
  2. Nine (14.7%)
  3. Ten (11.0%)
  4. ABC (9.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (3.9%)
  2. 7flix (2.8%)
  3. ABC Kids/Comedy, Go, 7mate (2.7%) 

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Commonwealth Games Evening 1 (Seven) — 1.778 million 
  2. Commonwealth Games Night 1 (Seven) — 1.642 million
  3. Seven News  — 1.455 million
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.267 million
  5. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.212 million
  6. Nine/NBN News — 1.125 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.036 million
  8. 7pm ABC News — 963,000
  9. Commonwealth Games Afternoon (Seven) — 829,000
  10. Gogglebox Australia (Ten) — 799,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Commonwealth Games Evening 1 (Seven) — 1.239 million 
  2. Commonwealth Games Night 1 (Seven) — 1.169 million
  3. Seven News — 1.041 million

Losers: No one – the Games are on Seven – distorts the entire day.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.041 million
  2. Nine News (6.30pm) — 828,000
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 819,000
  4. Nine News — 807,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 681,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 614,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 440,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 396,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 410,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 291,000

Morning TV:

  1. Commonwealth Games Morning (Seven) — 611,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) – 549,000
  3. Today (Nine) – 357,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC, 177,000 + 69,000 on News 24) — 246,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 166,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 101,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. NRL: Canberra v Canterbury (Fox League) — 173,000
  2. NRL: Late Night With Matty Johns (Fox League) — 76,000
  3. NRL: Thursday Night League (FoxLeague) — 70,000
  4. Selling Houses Australia (Fox8) — 57,000
  5. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 55,000

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