Cricket South Africa Australia rain TV ratings
(Image: AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

Saturday’s first T20 game between Australia and South Africa was rain-interrupted and reduced to ten overs each, so the viewing figures were unsettled on Foxtel/Fox Sports. 218,000 watched the game and 349,000 tuned in for the result. Australia lost easily. 

Ten was fourth last week, the ABC was third, Nine was second and Seven first. Nine’s night last night, from Seven, the ABC with Ten struggling, again. Last night, Seven’s All Together Now probably eared itself a 2019 recall, with 1.03 million and third nationally. 60 Minutes did a very solid job on a Sydney child abuse investigation. The second part of the ABC’s Don’t Stop The Music averaged 719,000,up from its debut 675,000 a week ago. And it deserves more for the third and final episode next week.

In regional markets last night Seven News led with 426,000, followed by All Together Now with 333,000, then the 7pm ABC News with 331,000. 60 Minutes was fourth with 299,000 and Sunday Night was fifth with 288,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (31.1%)
  2. Seven (29.2%)
  3. ABC (18.2%)
  4. Ten (14.1%)
  5. SBS (7.5%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.2%)
  2. Seven (19.7%)
  3. ABC (13.9%)
  4. Ten (9.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (4.4%)
  2. GO (4.2%)
  3. 7TWO, Gem (3.5%)
  4. 9Life (3.3%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1.  Seven News — 1.338 million
  2.  Nine/NBN News — 1.131 million
  3. All Together Now (Seven) — 1.031 million
  4. 7pm ABC News — 1.026 million
  5. 60 minutes (Nine) — 1.012 million
  6. Sunday Night (Seven) — 898,000
  7. RBT (Nine) — 809,000
  8. Maigret (ABC) — 763,000
  9. Don’t Stop The Music (ABC) — 719,000
  10. Jason Bourne (Nine) —621,000

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

Losers: No one really — the standard was FAQ but that also means something for anyone looking.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 913,000
  2. Nine News— 851,000
  3. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 713,000
  4. 7pm ABC News – 694,000
  5. Sunday Night (Seven) — 611,000
  6. The Sunday Project 7pm (Ten) — 353,000
  7. 10 News First– 274,000
  8. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 218,000
  9. SBS World News — 165,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC, ABC News) — 572,000
  2. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 399,000
  3. Landline (ABC) — 373,000
  4. WeekendToday (Nine) — 299,000
  5. Offsiders (ABC) — 208,000
  6. Sports Sunday (Nine) — 198,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. NCIS (TVHITS) — 54,000
  2. NCIS (TVHITS) — 47,000
  3. SWAT (Fox8) — 46,000
  4. Blaze And The Monster Machines (Nick Jr), 24 Hours In Emergency  (LifeStyle) — 42,000

Peter Fray

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