Nine’s night again in total people, the main channels and the demos thanks to The Block with a bit of help from True Story with Hamish and Andy (which lost ground from last week). Seven returned 800 Words to a weak reception; Dance Boss received about the same, again.

The big story from yesterday though was the lowest metro reading for Nine’s Today show for ages — 203,000 against 274,000 for Seven’s Sunrise. Today is sinking slowly and could fall under the 200,000 mark in the next few months for the first time in years. Change is coming to Nine in breakfast in 2019, you can bank on it.

SBS was boosted by the first ep of Filthy Rich and Homeless — 509,000 national with 387,000 in the metros and 122,000 in the regions. SBS will have those figures and consider it a hit. How many viewers will return tonight?

In regional areas Seven’s 6pm News was tops with 566,000, followed by Seven News/TT with 460,000, then Home and Away with 385,000, The 5.30pm part of The Chase Australia was fourth with 366,000 and the 7pm ABC News was fifth with 352,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (30.1%)
  2. Seven (26.9%)
  3. Ten (17.5%)
  4. ABC (12.1%)
  5. SBS (8.7%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.1%)
  2. Seven (17.2%)
  3. Ten, ABC (12.1%)
  4. SBS ONE (6.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. Go (5.0%)
  2. 7mate (4.4%)
  3. 7TWO (3.4%)
  4. Gem (3.3%)
  5. ONE (3.2%)

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.017 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 975,000
  3. Nine News — 930,000
  4. The Block (Nine) —918,000
  5. Nine News 6.30 — 907,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 807,000
  7. 7pm ABC News — 755,000
  8. Home and Away (Seven) — 667,000
  9. True Story (Nine), Australian Survivor (Ten) — 634,000

Losers: Seven, Dance Boss, 800 Words. Australian Survivor on Ten

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.017 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 975,000
  3. Nine News — 930,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 907,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 807,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 755,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 577,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 512,000
  9. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 502,000
  10. Ten Eyewitness News — 377,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 445,000
  2. Today (Nine) — 318,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 237,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) —217,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 136,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 70,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Wentworth (showcase) — 91,000
  2. AFL: 360 On The Couch (Fox Footy) — 79,000
  3. Jones & Co (Sky News) — 69,000
  4. NRL: 360 (Fox League) — 57,000
  5. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 54,000

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