Nine’s night. Seven finished like Dance Boss’ second episode — down the list with 842,000 nationally, down from 903,000. The ABC again topped Ten and snaggled third place in total people and the main channels. The Block did well with 1.28 million national viewers but couldn’t top Seven and Nine’s hour of news from 6-7pm — a repeat of the lack of interest from viewers for House RulesMasterchef and Australian Ninja Warrior. These are old formats and viewers are bored with them. Underlining this point, The Block’s metro audience fell to 921,000 last night from 1.13 million the night before. Australian Survivor on ten averaged 799,000, up from 773,000 the night before, but that was the only Ten program to stand out.

In regional markets Seven’s 6pm News won the night with 557,000 people, followed by Seven News/Today Tonight with 456,000, then Home and Away with 393,000, followed by The Block with 367,000 then The Chase Australia with 364,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (31.3%)
  2. Seven (27.3%)
  3. ABC (17.7%)
  4. Ten (17.5%)
  5. SBS (6.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (22.3%)
  2. Seven (18.2%)
  3. ABC (13.4%)
  4. Ten (12.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.0%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (4.2%)
  2. GO (4.0%)
  3. Gem (3.3%)
  4. 7TWO (3.20%)
  5. ONE (2.8%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.604 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.456 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.321 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.316 million
  5. The Block (Nine) — 1.288 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.206 million
  7. 7pm ABC News — 1.108 million
  8. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.065 million
  9. True Story (Nine) — 1.058 million
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 978,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.047 million
  2. Nine News — 1.022 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.093 million

Losers: Ten.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.047 million
  2. Nine News — 1.022 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.002 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 983,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 869,000
  6. 7pm ABC News —773,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 5761,000
  8. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 527,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 491,000
  10. Ten Eyewitness News —400,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 447,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 342,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 257,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 209,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 161,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 99,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 82,000
  2. AFL: On The Couch (Fox Footy) — 78,000
  3. Back Page (Fox Sports 1) — 63,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 63,000
  5. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 59,000