Nine’s night as The Block (1.86 million nationally and number one everywhere) and its kitchens did the job. Seven’s final Little Big Shots averaged a reasonable (but uncompetitive) 1.23 million. It was a one horse race last night, thanks to The Block. Without the Sunday NRL and AFL games, the 6pm news broadcasts by Seven and Nine have come back to the field, while on Foxtel, the top programs were all car racing. 

In the mornings, Insiders averaged 595,000 nationally and easily dominated viewing. Landline at Noon averaged a solid 420,000 national viewers. Regionally The Block was on top with 523,000 viewers, followed by Seven’s 6pm News with 504,000, then Little big Shots with 411,000, Nine/NBN’s 6pm News was next with 367,000 and the 7pm ABC News was fifth with 342,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (34.5%)
  2. Seven (31.1%)
  3. ABC  (16.1%)
  4. Ten (7.5%)
  5. SBS (3.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (26.5%)
  2. Seven (20.8%)
  3. ABC (12.1%)
  4. Ten (7.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (4.4%)
  2. 7TWO (4.3%)
  3. GO (4.0%)
  4. ONE (3.2%)
  5. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The Block (Nine) — 1.864 million
  2. Seven News — 1.546 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.428 million
  4. Little Big Shots (Seven) — 1.238 million
  5. 7pm ABC News — 1.060 million
  6. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 932,000
  7. Sunday Night (Seven) — 932,000
  8. Rake (ABC) — 733,000 
  9. Joanna Lumley’s India rpt (ABC) — 675,000
  10. Ten News —565,000

Top metro programs:

  1. The Block (Nine) — 1.341 million
  2. Nine News — 1.061 million
  3. Seven News — 1.042 million

Losers: Ten and Seven.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News— 1.061 million
  2. Seven News— 1.042 million
  3. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 738,000
  4. 7pm ABC News – 718,000
  5. Sunday Night (Seven) — 611,000
  6. Ten Eyewitness News — 385,000
  7. The Sunday Project (Ten) — 312,000
  8. The Sunday Project 6.30 (Ten) — 284,000
  9. SBS World News — 148,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC, ABC News) — 595,000
  2. Landline (ABC) — 420,000
  3. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 395,000
  4. Weekend Today (Nine) — 357,000
  5. Offsiders (ABC) — 232,000
  6. Sports Sunday (Nine) — 205,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. F1: Singapore GP (Fox Sports) — 185,000
  2. Supercars Sandown (Fox Sports) — 166,000
  3. A Place To Call Home (showcase) — 128,000
  4. Supercars Live (Fox Sports) — 117,000
  5. Super 2 Series Sandown (Fox Sports) — 98,000

Peter Fray

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