Nine’s night, again, thanks to The Block with 1.24 million national viewers, with The Bachelor on Ten giving it solid competition with 1.17 million nationally. In fact The Bach saw Ten easily win the 16-39 and 18-49 demos, while The Block helped nine win the 25 to 54 demos. Seven, the ABC and SBS made up the numbers. No sport tonight, but Nine’s AFL Footy Show is going head to head with Seven’s The Front Bar — the best sports battle on TV. 

In regional markets Seven’s 6pm News was tops with 541,000, followed by Seven News/Today Tonight with 525,000, then Home and Away with 385,000, Motorbike Cops (on Seven) with 384,000, and The Block with 378,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (28.8%)
  2. Seven (26.9%)
  3. Ten (21.0%)
  4. ABC (16.6%)
  5. SBS (6.6%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.5%)
  2. Seven (18.3%)
  3. Ten (15.21%)
  4. ABC (11.86%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.9%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (4.0%)
  2. ONE (3.5%)
  3. 7TWO (3.4%%)
  4. 7mate (3.0%)
  5. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1.  Seven News — 1.511 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.505 million
  3. The Block (Nine) — 1.248 million
  4.  Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.231 million
  5.  Nine/NBN News — 1.189 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.187 million
  7. The Bachelor (Ten) — 1.179 million
  8. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.035 million
  9. 7pm ABC News — 1.027 million
  10. Anh’s Brush With Fame (ABC) — 965,000

Top metro programs: none with a million or more viewers.

Losers: Seven.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News/Today Tonight— 980,000
  2. Seven News — 970,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 921,000
  4. Nine News— 908,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 831,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 689,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 565,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 513,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 383,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 290,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 435,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 338,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 252,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 175,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 120,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 86,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Gogglebox Australia (LifeStyle) — 207,000
  2. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 69,000
  3. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 65,000
  4. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 57,000
  5. Selling Houses Australia (LifeStyle) — 54,000

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