Nine’s night thanks to The Block (1.42 million nationally) and Doctor Doctor (1.04 million) and solid efforts by the news and A Current Affair. Seven’s Dance Bomb Bossed, sorry, Dance Boss bombed — just 702,000 national viewers (447,000 in the metros and 255,000 in the regions). The ABC hacked along gently. Ten had its best Night with Have You Been Paying Attention with 1.01 million national viewers, easily topping its lead-in from 7.30 — Australian Survivor with 914,000. Nine was an easy winner in total people, the main channels and the demos.

In the regions it was Seven’s 6pm News on top with 621,000 followed by Seven News/Today Tonight with 513,000, then Home and Away with 440,000, The Block was fourth with 408,000, and The Chase Australia at 5.30pm averaged 396,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (29.5%)
  2. Seven (25.2%)
  3. Ten (20.4%)
  4. ABC (17.2%)
  5. SBS (7.6%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (22.0%)
  2. Seven (14.7%)
  3. Ten (14.2%)
  4. ABC (13.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (4.8%)
  2. ONE (4.5%)
  3. 7TWO (4.0%)
  4. GO (3.5%)
  5. ABC Kids/Comedy, Gem (2.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1.  Seven News — 1.694 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.549 million
  3. The Block (Nine) — 1.421 million
  4.  Nine/NBN News — 1.341 million
  5.  Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.313 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.254 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.1708 million
  8. 7pm ABC News — 1.099 million
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.044 million
  10. Doctor Doctor (Nine) — 1.040 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.073 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.013 million
  3. The Block (Nine) — 1.013 million

Losers: Dance Boss on Seven.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.073 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.013 million
  3. Nine News  — 985,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 959,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 886,000
  6. 7pm ABC News —743,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 597,000
  8. Australian Story (ABC) — 591,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 533,000
  10. Four Corners (A BC)  — 463,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 477,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 365,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 263,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 231,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) Pre-empted
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 74,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 97,000
  2. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 83,000
  3. AFL: On The Couch (Fox Footy) — 81,000
  4. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 66,000
  5. Outsiders (Sky News) — 62,000

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