Leigh Sales 7.30 shane warne

Just one of those nights where there was something for everyone. Even those who like Shane Warne grabbed their remotes and watched 7.30 for part two of Leigh Sales’ chat with him — 922,000 nationally, on top of 849,000 on Tuesday. So far this has been the best week for the program for quite a while.

After her recent dark period, Sales has bounced back to her best. Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell an hour later (890,000 nationally) had my favourite segment of the year — Slave Leaping Fish of The Amazon. A must watch.

The Bachelorette had 791,000. It hit a base for Ten. It was only a few weeks ago that Nine was telling us Manifest was the number one show from America — now its just another US flop (618,000 and fading with a bullet). Seven won total people and the main channels and the demos with the news and a couple of hoary old tier-two efforts — Beach Cops (1.05 million) and Highway Patrol (946,000).

In regional markets, it was Seven’s 6pm News on top with 501,000, then Seven News/Today Tonight with 460,000, Beach Cops were on 424,000, Home and Away was next with 368,000 and Highway Patrol was fifth with 352,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (30.2%)
  2. Nine (26.1%)
  3. Ten (19.0%)
  4. ABC (17.0%)
  5. SBS (7.7%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (21.2%)
  2. Nine (17.7%)
  3. ABC (12.8%)
  4. Ten (11.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.1%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. ONE (3.8%)
  2. 7TWO (3.6%)
  3. 7mate (3.5%)
  4. GO (3.3%)
  5. Gem (3.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.504 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.393 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.161 million
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.124 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.061 million
  6. Beach Cops (Seven) — 1.053 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 984,000
  8. 7pm ABC News — 950,000
  9. Highway Patrol (Seven) — 946,000
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 922,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News– 1.003 million

Losers: a night for most people.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.003 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 933,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 879,000
  4. Nine News— 873,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 659,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 644,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 629,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 440,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 357,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 241,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 449,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 325,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 241,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 209,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 120,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 67,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Gogglebox Australia (LifeStyle) — 190,000
  2. Love It Or List It Australia (LifeStyle) — 177,000
  3. Grand Designs (LifeStyle) — 93,000
  4. NCIS (TVHITS) — 53,000
  5. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 52,000

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