Nine’s night again thanks to The Block (1.36 million) which was number three nationally and number one in the metros (987,000). Nine won total people, the main channels and the demos, Ten did well in the demos, Seven didn’t as Take Me Out rated 742,000 national viewers from 7.30pm. The combination of 7.30 (825,000 nationally) and Foreign Correspondent at 8pm (665,000) just pipped that hour of Take Me Out. But in the morning, Sunrise gave Today another hiding — winning by 167,000 viewers nationally (481,000 to 314,000) and by 67,000 viewers in the metros (281,000 to 213,000). 

In regional areas Seven’s 6pm News was tops with 541,000 viewers, followed by Seven News/Today Tonight with 532,000, then The Block with 380,000, Home and Away was fourth with 377,000 and The Chase Australia with 363,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (31.3%)
  2. Seven (26.3%)
  3. Ten (18.4%)
  4. ABC (16.5%)
  5. SBS (7.5%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (22.1%)
  2. Seven (17.3%)
  3. Ten (11.1%)
  4. ABC (13.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.6%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (4.1%)
  2. 7mate (4.0%)
  3. Gem (3.5%)
  4. ABC Kids/Comedy, 7TWO (3.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1.  Seven News — 1.479 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.451 million
  3. The Block (Nine) — 1.367 million
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.213 million
  5. Nine/NBN News — 1.164 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.098 million
  7. 7pm ABC News — 1.045 million
  8. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.018 million
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 937,000
  10. Australian Survivor (Ten) — 891,000

Top metro programs: None with a million or more viewers – see the nationals for top programs

Losers: Today.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1.  Seven News — 937,000
  2.  Seven News/Today Tonight — 919,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 895,000
  4.  Nine News — 860,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 781,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 709,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 556,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 500,000
  9. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 437,000
  10. Ten Eyewitness News — 376,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 481,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 314,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 260,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 187,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 128,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 77,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 77,000
  2. Jones & Co (Sky News) — 74,000
  3. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 61,000
  4. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) , Family Guy (Fox8) — 55,000

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