Nine’s night, easily. Seven faded and Ten was left behind as the ABC climbed into third overall and in the main channels. Nine won because of The Block and a hissy fit over a bathroom. Spare me days, a silly bathroom! Talk about a bunch of lightweights — they could be members of the Liberal party in Canberra. The Block averaged 1.82 million nationally (a series peak), 1.29 million in the metros and 528,000 in the regions. The Block was tops nationally, in the metros and second in the regions, a solid effort.

Insiders stunned with its figures — 739,000 national viewers and the 11th most watched program nationally. A tribute to its non-partisan approach to reporting and analysing politics. How will Four Corners go tonight with its instant reaction edition? Read the rest on the Crikey website.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (33.8%)
  2. Seven (29.3%)
  3. ABC (17.5%)
  4. Ten (12.9%)
  5. SBS (6.5%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (25.4%)
  2. Seven (19.0%)
  3. ABC (12.9%)
  4. Ten (8.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.1%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (4.7%)
  2. 7TWO (3.6%)
  3. GO (3.2%)
  4. Eleven (3.0%)
  5. Gem, 9Life (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The Block (Nine) — 1.821 million
  2. Seven News — 1.720 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.497 million
  4. Little Big Shots (Seven) — 1.299 million
  5. 7pm ABC News — 1.096 million
  6. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.042 million
  7. Rake (ABC) — 842,000
  8. Grand Designs (ABC) — 822,000
  9. Sunday Night (Seven) — 793,000
  10. Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures (Seven) —773,000

Top metro programs:

  1. The Block (Nine) — 1.293 million
  2. Seven News — 1.177 million
  3. Nine News — 1.054 million

Losers: Ten.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.177 million
  2. Nine News — 1.054 million
  3. 7pm ABC News – 735,000
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 714,000
  5. Sunday Night (Seven) — 530,000
  6. Insiders (ABC, ABC News) — 512,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 372,000
  8. Ten Eyewitness News — 310,000
  9. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 242,000
  10. SBS World News — 140,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC, ABC News) — 739,000
  2. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 440,000
  3. Landline (ABC) — 430,000
  4. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 440,000
  5. Weekend Today (Nine) — 363,000
  6. Offsiders (ABC, ABC News) — 303,000
  7. Sports Sunday (Nine) — 233,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. NRL: St George v Canterbury (Fox League) — 246,000
  2. AFL: Melbourne v GWS (Fox Footy) — 203,000
  3. NRL: Cronulla v Newcastle (Fox League) — 180,000
  4. NRL: Sunday Night With Matty Johns (Fox League) — 146,000
  5. AFL: Brisbane v West Coast  (Fox Footy) — 138,000

Peter Fray

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