Nine’s night, thanks to The Block (1.40 million nationally), with some help from a fading True Stories With Hamish and Andy (963,000 nationally). The inmates in Canberra are back from work release, so news figures eased — except for another solid night for the 7pm ABC News (1.11 million nationally) and News Breakfast, 290,000, one of the highest this year. Ten’s Australian Survivor got 882,000 nationally; Seven’s 800 Words struggled with 767,000. 

In regional areas, Seven’s 6pm News was on top with 576,000, then Seven News/Today Tonight with 466,000, followed by Home and Away with 396,000, then The Chase Australia from 5.30pm with 394,000 and The Block with 389,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (31.5%)
  2. Seven (25.3%)
  3. Ten (18.7%)
  4. ABC (16.7%)
  5. SBS (7.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (22.2%)
  2. Seven (15.9%)
  3. Ten (13.5%)
  4. ABC (11.2%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.9%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (4.1%)
  2. GO, Gem (3.7%)
  3. 7TWO (3.3%)
  4. ABC Kids/Comedy (3.2%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1.  Seven News — 1.572 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.421 million
  3. The Block (Nine) — 1.404 million
  4.  Nine/NBN News — 1.241 million
  5. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.233 million
  6. 7pm ABC News — 1.111 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.095 million
  8. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.012 million
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 990,000
  10. True Story (Nine) — 963,000

Top metro programs:

  1. The Block (Nine) — 1.015 million

Losers: Seven and Ten.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1.  Seven News — 996,000
  2.  Seven News/Today Tonight — 956,000
  3. Nine News, Nine News 6.30 — 934,000
  4. 7pm ABC News – 768,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 758,000
  6. 7.30 (ABC) — 572,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 528,000
  8. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 416,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 379,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 453,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 348,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 290,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 229,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 143,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 78,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 98,000
  2. Jones & Co (Sky News) — 83,000
  3. Wentworth (showcase) — 82,000
  4. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 69,000
  5. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 65,000

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