Thanks to the Games, Seven wins everything from 7 am to late last night. Insiders at 9 to 10 am returns to ABC TV with a very sold 491,000 nationally, underlining the difference between it, Sky News and The Drum on the ABC and the ABC News. Viewers want informed chat, and opinions, not yelling and droning. 

A special note to 60 Minutes — the sheep story was horrifying, much worse than the newspaper stories could suggest — 908,000 watched nationally which was more than OK up against Seven’s games coverage. The program deserved a lot more. 60 Minutes reporter Ross Coulthart, who has had a great year so far is leaving. He will be missed. By far the sharpest reporter around.

In regional areas, Seven News was on top with 598,000 viewers, with the evening session of the games next with 560,000, then the night session with 507,000, then the Nine/NBN 6.30pm News with 360,000 and then the Nine/NBN news with 353,000.

Network channel share:

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  1. Seven (42.1%)
  2. Nine (23.4%)
  3. ABC (13.6%)
  4. ABC (13.4%)
  5. SBS (7.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (31.4%)
  2. Nine (14.9%)
  3. Ten (10.1%)
  4. ABC (9.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.7%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.8%)
  2. GO3.6%)
  3. 7mate (2.9%)
  4. 9Life (2.6%)
  5. Gem (2.3%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Commonwealth Games Evening 4 (Seven, 7TWO, 7mate, 7flix) —2.280 million
  2. Commonwealth Games Night 4 (Seven, 7TWO) —2.055 million
  3. Seven News  — 1.750 million
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.382 million
  5. Commonwealth Games Afternoon 4 (Seven, 7TWO) —1.245 million
  6. 7pm ABC News — 970,000
  7. Go Minutes (Nine) — 908,000
  8. Grand Designs (ABC) — 848,000
  9. Commonwealth Games Day 4 (Seven. 7Two) — 850,000
  10. Batchelor in Paradise (Ten) —  767,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Commonwealth Games Night 4 (Seven, 7TWO) — 1.523 million
  2. Commonwealth Games Evening 4 (Seven, 7TWO, 7mate, 7flix) —1.443 million
  3. Seven News — 1.152 million
  4. Nine News — 1.013 million

Losers: No one…The Games, The Games

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.157 million
  2. Nine News — 1.013 million
  3. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 630,000
  4. 7pm ABC News – 627,000
  5. Sunday Project 7pm (Ten) — 358,000
  6. Ten Eyewitness News — 252,000
  7. Sunday Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 246,000
  8. SBS World News — 152,000

Morning TV:

  1. Commonwealth Games Day 4 (Seven. 7Two) — 850,000
  2. Insiders (ABC, 333,000, 158,000 on ABC News) — 491,000
  3. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 449,000
  4. Weekend Today (Nine) — 364,000
  5. Landline (ABC) — 346,000
  6. Sports Sunday (Nine) — 260,000
  7. Offsiders (ABC) — 191,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. NRL: Parramatta v Penrith (Fox League) — 222,000
  2. AFL: West Coast v Geelong (Fox Footy) —192,000
  3. NRL: Gold Coast v Manly (Fox League) — 169,000
  4. AFL: West Coast v Geelong (Fox Footy) — 165,000
  5. Supercars Tasmania Race 8 (Fox Sports 1) — 161,000

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