Nine’s night thanks again to The Block (1.4 million nationally) and Doctor Doctor (995,000 nationally), helped by A Current Affair with 1.2 million nationally. Seven’s night flagged — Little Big Shots was slotted in at 7.30pm and could only manage 912,000 nationally, while the two part UK crime drama, Bancroft weakened from 506,000 for the first episode to 385,000 for episode two and looked more like an average police drama more suited to 7TWO. Have You Been Paying Attention starred for Ten with a solid 1 million and a top 10 national finish.

In the regions Seven’s 6pm News led with 566,000 viewers, then Seven News/Today Tonight with 553,000, The Block was third with 427,000, fourth was Home and Away with 394,000 and A Current Affair was fifth with 377,000. 

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (29.0%)
  2. Seven (25.8%)
  3. Ten (20.3%)
  4. ABC (18.2%)
  5. SBS (6.7%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (21.4%)
  2. Seven (16.5%)
  3. Ten (14.3%)
  4. ABC (13.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (4.0%)
  2. ONE (3.8%)
  3. GO (3.4%)
  4. 7TWO (3.0%)
  5. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

    1.  Seven News — 1.676 million
    2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.572 million
    3. The Block (Nine) — 1.473 million
    4.  Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.263 million
    5.  Nine/NBN News — 1.251 million
    6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.222 million
    7. Australian Story (ABC) — 1.122 million
    8. 7pm ABC News — 1.102 million
    9. Have You Been Paying Attention (Ten) — 1.061 million
    10. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.014 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.110 million
  2. The Block (Nine) — 1.046 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.019 million

Losers: Seven

Metro news and current affairs:

  1.  Seven News — 1.110 million
  2.  Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.019 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 944,000
  4.  Nine News — 940,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 845,000
  6. Australian Story (ABC) — 766,000
  7. 7pm ABC News – 742,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 668,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 545,000
  10. Four Corners (ABC) — 456,000
  11. Ten Eyewitness News  — 427,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 440,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 334,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 252,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 197,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 155,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 92,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 93,000
  2. AFL: On The Couch (Fox Footy) — 85,000
  3. The Bolt Report (Sky News)  — 62,000
  4. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 52,000
  5. Credlin (Sky News) — 51,000

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