Dance Boss, dance loss — lots of dance, very little else. Last night Seven showed us its much promoted Dance Boss format (to go with in house ideas such as My Kitchen Rules and House Rules). And the verdict from viewers: thumbs down. A weak  903,000 viewers — just 599,000 in the metros and 304,000 in the regions. The Block on Nine, 1.55 million nationally with 1.13 million in the metros and 420,000 in the regions. At least Dance Boss beat Australian Survivor on Ten which could only manage 773,000 national viewers — 592,000 in the metros and 281,000 in the regions. Nine returned Doctor Doctor to Mondays and it had a solid 1.08 million national viewers thanks in part to the strong lead-in from The Block. Nine’s night easily in total people, the main channels and all the main demos. 

Regionally Seven’s 6pm News was on top with 606,000 viewers, followed by Seven News/Today Tonight with 485,000, then Home and Away with 421,000, The Block with 420,000 and The Chase Australia with 396,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (30.8%)
  2. Seven (26.8%)
  3. Ten (19.1%)
  4. ABC (17.0%)
  5. SBS (6.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (23.2%)
  2. Seven (16.8%)
  3. Ten (13.2%)
  4. ABC (12.8%
  5. SBS ONE (4.6%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (4.6%)
  2. ONE (3.8%)
  3. 7TWO (3.4%)
  4. GO (3.3%)
  5. Gem (2.8%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.758 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.581 million
  3. The Block (Nine) — 1.555 million
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.392 million
  5. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.390 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.223 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.131 million
  8. 7pm ABC News — 1.115 million
  9. Doctor Doctor (Nine) — 1.084 million
  10. The Chase Australia (Seven) — 1.077 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News— 1.152 million
  2. The Block (Nine) — 1.135 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.096 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 1.053 million
  5. Nine News– 1.047 million

Losers: Dance Boss, Australian Survivor.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.152 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.096 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 1.053 million
  4. Nine News — 1.047 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 854,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 746,000
  7. Australian Story (ABC) —639,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 576,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 550,000
  10. Four Corners — 517,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 472,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 369,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 257,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 229,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 195,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 98,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 117,000
  2. AFL: On The Couch (Fox Footy) — 97,000
  3. NRL: 360 (Fox League) — 76,000
  4. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 64,000
  5. NRL: Big League Wrap (Fox League) — 61,000

Peter Fray

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