Nine’s night as The Block (1.42 million nationally) and a new episode of the last series of  The Big Bang Theory (982,000 nationally) did the job in total people, main channels and the demos. The Good Doctor 994,000 for Seven, a huge jump from the fading Take Me Out — 602,000 nationally — in the preceding time slot. Ten’s Ambulance Australia  had a very sold debut with 874,000.

In the regions Seven’s 6pm News had 509,000, Seven News/Today Tonight 501,000, The Block was fourth with 404,000, Home and Away, 385,000 and The Good Doctor, 359,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (31.0%)
  2. Seven (27.9%)
  3. Ten (17.1%)
  4. ABC (15.5%)
  5. SBS (8.5%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (22.2%)
  2. Seven (18.0%)
  3. Ten (12.2%)
  4. ABC (10.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (6.2%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (4.9%)
  2. GO (4.0%)
  3. Gem (3.3%)
  4. 7TWO (3.2%)
  5. ONE (3.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.473 million
  2. The Block (Nine) — 1.421 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.408 million
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.195 million
  5. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.166 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.069 million
  7. 7pm ABC News — 1.036 million
  8. The good Doctor (Seven) — 994,000
  9. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 982,000
  10. Home and Away (Seven) — 962,000

Top metro programs:

  1. The Block (Nine) — 1.017 million

Losers: Uggghhhh.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 964,000
  2. Nine News — 915,000
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 907,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 885,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 759,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 720,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 576,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 498,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 358,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) —292,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 487,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 328,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 269,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) — 148,000
  5. Studio 10 (Ten) — 77,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Cricket: Second Test, Pakistan v Australia Day 1 (Fox Cricket) — 132,000
  2. Cricket: Second Test, Pakistan v Australia Day 1 (Fox Cricket) — 129,000
  3. Cricket: Second Test, Pakistan v Australia Tea Break (Fox Cricket) — 114,000
  4. Cricket: Second Test, Pakistan v Australia Day 1 (Fox Cricket) — 110,000
  5. The Big Break (Fox Cricket) — 83,000

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