Seven’s night, again with the night session averaging 2.15 million on Seven’s main channel, 7TWO and 7mate, with the evening session averaging 2.02 million. Seven again lead from breakfast to late at night. End of story. The ABC’s Hard Quiz (834,000) and Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell did well with 794,000 nationally, while Bachelor In Paradise on Ten averaged 955,000 national viewers. Nine is running dead.

In regional markets the night session of the Games was tops with 568,000 people, then the Evening session with 548,000; with Seven News 3rd with 491,000, then Seven News/Today Tonight with 429,000 and A Current Affair was fifth with 346,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (41.2%)
  2. Nine (24.1%)
  3. Ten (16.3%)
  4. ABC (136%)
  5. SBS (4.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (31.5%)
  2. Nine (17.4%)
  3. Ten (12.3%)
  4. ABC (9.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (2.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.9%)
  2. 7mate, 9Life (2.6%)
  3. ABC 2  (2.3%)
  4. 7flix, Gem (2.2%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Commonwealth Games Night 7 (Seven 7mate, 7TWO) — 2.158 million
  2. Commonwealth Games Evening 7 (Seven 7mate, 7TWO) — 2.025 million
  3. Seven News  — 1.530 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30pm — 1.249 million
  5. Nine/NBN News — 1.241 million
  6. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.176 million *
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.076 million
  8. Batchelor In Paradise (Ten) — 955,000
  9. 7pm ABC News — 928,000
  10. Hard Quiz (ABC) —834,000

*Pre-empted in some markets by games coverage

Top metro programs:

  1. Commonwealth Games Night 7 (Seven, 7mate, 7TWO) — 1.379 million
  2. Commonwealth Games Evening 7 (Seven, 7mate, 7TWO) — 1.370 million
  3. Seven News — 1.040 million

Losers: The Games, The Games, The Games — Day/Night 6 and 7.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.040 million
  2. Nine News (6.30pm) — 909,000
  3. Nine News — 899,000
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 747,000*
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 730,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 613,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 459,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 440,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 438,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 304,000

*Pre-empted in some markets by games coverage

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Commonwealth Games Day 6 (Seven 7mate, 7TWO) — 515,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) – 513,000
  3. Today (Nine) – 371,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC, 169,000 + 71,000 on News 24) — 240,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 158,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 91,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Gogglebox Australia (LifeStle) — 171,000
  2. Selling Houses Australia (LifeStyle) — 95,000
  3. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 67,000
  4. The Flash (Fox8) – 54,000
  5. Family Guy (Fox8) — 50,000

Peter Fray

Fetch your first 12 weeks for $12

Here at Crikey, we saw a mighty surge in subscribers throughout 2020. Your support has been nothing short of amazing — we couldn’t have got through this year like no other without you, our readers.

If you haven’t joined us yet, fetch your first 12 weeks for $12 and start 2021 with the journalism you need to navigate whatever lies ahead.

Peter Fray
Editor-in-chief of Crikey

JOIN NOW