Seven’s night even though the Swannies were beaten by the Tigers (or perhaps its because the Tigers won?). It attracted 788,000 nationally on Seven and 274,000 on Foxtel, well ahead of the NRL game where the Dragons won over the Eels, attracting 631,000 viewers on Nine and 204,000 on Foxtel. Masterchef on Ten actually did better than the sport, with 1.04 million viewers and was number one in 25 to 54s. Seven won the overall demos. The ABC’s 7.30 had its lowest metro audience for years — 382,000 last night. The national audience (605,000) used to be a low figure for the metro markets.

In regional markets Seven’s 6pm News was on top with 574,000, then Seven News/Today Tonight with 486,000. The 5.30pm bit of The Chase Australia was third with 377,000, then A Current Affair with 364,000 and the pm Nine News was fifth with 345,000.

Network channel share:

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  1. Seven (33.4%)
  2. Nine (25.2%)
  3. Ten (19.4%)
  4. ABC (13.5%)
  5. SBS (8.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (21.8%)
  2. Nine (17.3%)
  3. Ten (14.4%)
  4. ABC (9.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (6.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.5%)
  2. 7mate (4.3%)
  3. GO (3.0%)
  4. 7flix (2.7%)
  5. ABC Kids/Comedy, One (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.586 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.386 million
  3. Nine/NBNNews 6.30 — 1.222 million
  4. Nine/NBNNews — 1.219 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.080 million
  6. Masterchef (Ten) — 1.047 million
  7. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 998,000
  8. 7pm ABC News — 921,000
  9. AFL (Seven, 7mate) — 788,000
  10. Grand Designs Australia (ABC) — 631,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.012 million

Losers: 7.30 on the ABC.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.012 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 900,000
  3. Nine News — 891,000
  4. Nine News 6.30pm — 877,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 716,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 604,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 493,000
  8. Ten Eyewitness News — 426,000
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 382,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 323,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 483,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 339,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 230,000
  4. News Breakfast (AB, ABC News) — 229,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 147,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 84,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: Richmond v Sydney (Fox Footy) — 274,000
  2. NRL: St George v Parramatta (Fox League0 — 204,000
  3. AFL: Thursday Night Footy On Fox  (Fox Footy) — 93,000
  4. NRL: The Late Show With Matty Johns (Fox League) — 92,000
  5. Aussie Gold Hunters (Discovery) — 78,000

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