Nine’s night, as The Block (1.47 million nationally) and Doctor Doctor (1.00 million) out-rated the attempts to unseat it: Seven’s Take Me Out (895,000) and Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention (1.05 million) and Australian Survivor (859,000). Seven points out that Take Me Out lifted the network’s audience size and share from a week ago (that’s when Dance Boss was in its death throes). But rather than call flounder, let’s wait until tomorrow and the ratings for tonight and see how many viewers return. As it was, Seven ran third last night in the key 16 to 39 and 18 to 49 demos that Take Me Out was aimed at, which is not a good sign for the future.

Four Corners featured Steve Bannon, the US right wing nutter — it was a report that deserved to be aired two years ago as Donald Trump was gathering pace in the 2016 poll. As it was, the program averaged 837,000 nationally as opposed to the 1.13 million who watched the previous week’s report on the Liberal Party’s destruction of Malcolm Turnbull.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (29.3%)
  2. Seven (26.0%)
  3. ABC (19.4%)
  4. Ten (19.2%)
  5. SBS (562%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (21.6%)
  2. Seven (16.1%)
  3. ABC (15.2%)
  4. Ten (13.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.2%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.2%)
  2. 7mate (3.9%)
  3. GO (3.6%)
  4. ONE (3.4%)
  5. ONE (2.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.949 million
  2. Seven News — 1.614 million
  3. The Block (Nine) — 1.472 million
  4.  Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.323 million
  5.  Nine/NBN News — 1.315 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.179million
  7. 7pm ABC News — 1.123 million
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.079 million
  9. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.071 million
  10. Have You been Paying Attention (Ten) — 1.058 million

Top metro programs:

  1. The Block (Nine) — 1.068 million
  2. Seven News — 1.044 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.032 million

Losers: No one really.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1.  Seven News — 1.044 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.032 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 987,000
  4. Nine News— 965,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 828,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 777,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 739,000
  8. Australian Story (ABC) — 649,000
  9. FourCorners (ABC) — 598,000
  10. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 554,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 459,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 336,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 247,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 212,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 159,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 86,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 72,000
  2. AFL: On The Couch (Fox Footy) — 68,000
  3. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 63,000
  4. Credlin (Sky News) — 57,000
  5. NRL: 360 (Fox League) — 56,000

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