Seven won last night in total people and the major demos as Nine’s Australian Ninja Warrior again failed to live up to its first season. Nine has two weeks of the show — the end can’t come quickly enough. Seven won thanks to the performance of the 6pm News (1.80 million nationally), House Rules (1.50 million) which easily accounted for Ninja Warrior on Nine (1.32 million). MasterChef averaged 1.11 million for Ten. In the mornings ABC’s Insiders again had a solid morning with 505,000 national viewers. Next Sunday, the morning after the five by-elections should be a big morning for the program.

In the regions, Seven’s night with the 6pm News on top with 619,000, followed by House Rules with 579,000, then Nine/NBN 6pm News with 421,000, Sunday Night with 394,000 and Australian Ninja Warrior with 394,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (32.1%)
  2. Nine (29.7%)
  3. Ten (15.7%)
  4. ABC (15.0%)
  5. SBS (7.5%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (21.5%)
  2. Nine (19.8%)
  3. Ten (11.8%)
  4. ABC (11.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate, GO (4.9%)
  2. 7TWO (3.4%)
  3. Gem (3.3%)
  4. ABC Kids/Comedy, Eleven (2.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.804 million
  2. House Rules (Seven)— 1.507 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.415 million
  4. Australian Ninja Warrior (Nine) — 1.325 million
  5. MasterChef (Ten) — 1.111 million
  6. 7pm ABC News — 1.032 million
  7. Jack Irish (ABC) — 1.022 million
  8. Sunday Night (Seven) — 993,000
  9. 60 minutes (Nine) — 867,000
  10. Grand Designs NZ (ABC) — 791,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News– 1.185 million

Losers: Nine — ninjas are not going anywhere.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.185 million
  2. Nine News — 994,000
  3. 7pm ABC News – 688,000
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 602,000
  5. Sunday Night (Seven) — 599,000
  6. The Sunday Project 7pm (Ten) — 374,000
  7. Ten Eyewitness News — 278,000
  8. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 249,000
  9. SBS World News — 172,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC, ABC News) —505,000
  2. Landline (ABC) — 417,000
  3. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 410,000
  4. Weekend Today (Nine) — 312,000
  5. Offsiders (ABC) — 207,000
  6. Sports Sunday (Nine) — 186,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. NRL:Manly v Easts (Fox league) — 228,000
  2. AFL: Port Adelaide v GWS (Fox Footy) — 194,000
  3. NRL: NZWarriors v Melbourne (Fox League) — 178,000
  4. AFL:Carlton v Hawthorn (Fox Footy) — 159,000
  5. Supercars Ipswich Race (Fox Sports) — 140,000

Peter Fray

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