Last night was the Logies of the AFL: the Brownlow Medal. Hours of interminable numbers — where are the Wiggles when you want to make maths enjoyable, or Big Ted to keep the kids in the room happy? Seven won the night. The Brownlow averaged 1.14 million from around 8.15pm to well after 11.30pm — Seven got total people, main channels and the demos.

In Melbourne it was a religious devotion once again. Seven had a 46% overall share and 39.2% for the main channel. Almost grand final figures. The Block had more viewers with a national average of 1.35 million, but the Brownlow won because its lower average was spread over so many hours — you could fly to Perth from Melbourne and get there to see the result. The audience this year was down 11% on the 1.28 million average for the 2017 medal won by Dustin Martin. By the way, The Block averaged 1.66 million up against medal in 2017. Last night’s audience was down a nasty 18.7%.

In regional markets, Seven’s 6pm News with 576,000, then Seven News/Today Tonight with 549,000 then The Chase Australia with  401,000, The Block was next with 389,000, and A Current Affair and the 7pm ABC News both with 356,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (35.8%)
  2. Nine (24.7%)
  3. Ten (17.4%)
  4. ABC (18.6%)
  5. SBS (6.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (27.1%)
  2. Nine (18.2%)
  3. ABC (12.1%)
  4. Ten (11.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.9%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. ONE (3.9%)
  2. 7mate (3.7%)
  3. 7TWO (3.4%)
  4. GO (2.8%)
  5. Gem (2.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.687 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.642 million
  3. The Block (Nine) — 1.351 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.286 million
  5. Nine/NBN News — 1.221 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.188 million
  7. The Brownlow Medal (Seven) — 1.141 million
  8. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.089 million
  9. 7pm ABC News — 1.058 million
  10. Australian Story (ABC) — 1.002 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.111 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.093 million

Losers: No one – the Brownlow is a one off although those who stayed to the end….????

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.100 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.093 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 965,000
  4. Nine News— 923,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 832,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 702,000
  7. Australian Story (ABC) — 667,000
  8. Four Corners (ABC) — 623,000
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 617,000
  10. Media Watch (ABC) — 567,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 449,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 329,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 241,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 202,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 152,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 82,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 82,000
  2. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 51,000
  3. Family Guy (Fox8) — 47,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 46,000
  5. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 45,000

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