Die Hard TV ratings

If it wasn’t for The Bachelorette (764,000 nationally) and Googlebox Australia (1.02 million nationally and the top non-news program) free-to-air TV in Australia last night would have been a snoozefest. Nine and Seven went through the motions, Ten had the only programs with a bit of life and zest. In fact, Seven depended on yet another repeat of a Die Hard movie on 7mate to drag its overall performance in the demos up to around that of Ten. 

As it was, Ten’s main channel easily won the demos. Die Hard’s 350,000 people lifted Seven to a win in total people, but Nine topped the night and Ten and Seven’s main channels were tied for second. 

In regional markets Seven’s 6pm News led with 491,000, then Seven News/Today Tonight with 482,000, Home and Away was next with 359,000, the 7pm ABC News was next with 303,000 and the 5.30 pm bit of The Chase Australia with 299,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (30.3%)
  2. Nine (25.8%)
  3. Ten (21.1%)
  4. ABC (15.3%)
  5. SBS (7.5%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (19.1%)
  2. Seven, Ten (16.6%)
  3. ABC (9.6%)
  4. SBS ONE (5.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (6.4%)
  2. 7TWO (4.8%)
  3. GO (3.3%)
  4. ABC Kids/Comedy, 7flix, ONE 7 (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.351 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.283 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.055 million
  4. Gogglebox — 1.022 million
  5. Nine/NBN News — 1.019 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 970,000
  7. 7pm ABC News — 937,000
  8. Home and Away (Seven) — 913,000
  9. Paramedics (Nine) — 867,000
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 791,000

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

Losers: Viewers of Seven, Nine and the ABC.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1.  Seven News — 860,000
  2.  Seven News/Today Tonight — 800,000
  3. Nine News — 790,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 783,0000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 690,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 634,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) —505,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 402,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 359,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 240,000

Morning (National) TV

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 437,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 324,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 272,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 186,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 131,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 74,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Live It or List It Australia (LifeStyle) — 64,000
  2. Gold Rush (Discovery) —51,000
  3. Family Guy (Fox8) — 47,000
  4. The Bolt Report, Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 44,000

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