Another dominant morning, day, afternoon, evening and night for Seven and the Commonwealth games. The night session averaged 2.26 million on Seven, 7TWO and 7mate, with the main channel audience alone averaging 2.11 million. The evening session averaged 2.16 million in total on Seven, 7TWO and 7mate with the main channel audience 1.85 million. The main channel audience averaged 2.01 million across the four or more hours of broadcast last night, while there was a further 877,000 for the late component on the main channel as well.

Ten is hanging in nicely given the strength of the opposition on Seven, thanks to the Bachelor in Paradise with 874,000. The show does not depict paradise — far from it, it is a living hell for everyone. But it is not sport, and it is not the contrived prequel antics of Young Sheldon on Nine (1.04 million).

In the regionals the games dominated with the Night session averaging 637,000, the Evening session 631,000, Seven News 497,000, Seven News/Today Tonight 451,000 and A Current Affair 311,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (42.1%)
  2. Nine (24.6%)
  3. Ten (15.2%)
  4. ABC (13.3%)
  5. SBS (4.7%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (34.2%)
  2. Nine (17.2%)
  3. Ten (11.1%)
  4. ABC (9.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.2%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. Gem (3.5%)
  2. 7TWO, 7Mate (2.9%)
  3. ONE (2.6%)
  4. 7flix (2.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Commonwealth Games Night 6 (Seven 7mate, 7TWO) — 2.269 million
  2. Commonwealth Games Evening 6 (Seven 7mate, 7TWO) — 2.166 million
  3. Seven News  — 1.518 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30pm  — 1.280 million
  5. Nine/NBN News — 1.260 million
  6. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.219 million *
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.060 million
  8. Young Sheldon (Nine) — 1.042 million 
  9. Commonwealth Games Late 6 (Seven 7mate, 7TWO) — 962,000
  10. 7pm ABC News — 964,000

* Pre-empted in some markets by games coverage

Top metro programs:

  1. Commonwealth Games Night 6 (Seven 7mate, 7TWO) — 1.577 million
  2. Commonwealth Games Evening 6 (Seven 7mate, 7TWO) — 1.450 million
  3. Seven News — 1.020 million

Losers: The Games, The Games

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.020 million
  2. Nine News 6.30pm — 971,000
  3. Nine News — 956,000
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 769,000 *
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 749,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 633,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 488,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 473,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 441,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 326,000

* Pre-empted in some markets by Games coverage

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Commonwealth Games Day 6 (Seven 7mate, 7TWO) — 570,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) – 494,000
  3. Today (Nine) – 378,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC, 158,000 + 74,000 on News 24) — 232,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 174,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 114,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. WWE Raw (Fox8) — 52,000
  2. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 51,000
  3. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 50,000
  4. Jones & Co (Sky News) — 46,000
  5. Paw Patrol (Nick Jr) — 46,000

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