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Apart from the Australia-Lebanon soccer friendly, it was a night to send you to Netflix or a book. Tonight is looking perkier, if only for Hard Quiz, Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell and Tomorrow Tonight on ABC TV. It waas Seven’s night thanks to The Good Doctor with 1.07 million viewers nationally, Bride and Prejudice with 1.04 million, and the 6-7pm news hour with 1.405 million. The soccer game on 10Boss attracted 339,000 free-to-air viewers and had 137,000 on Fox Sports, for a total of 476,000 viewers nationally.

In regional markets it was the old cast of Seven’s 6pm News on top with 528,000, then Seven News/Today Tonight with 522,000, followed by The Good Doctor with 402,000, Home and Away with 379,000 and the 5.30pm bit of The Chase Australia with 367,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (31.0%)
  2. Nine (26.4%)
  3. Ten (18.8%)
  4. ABC (15.9%)
  5. SBS (7.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (22.1%)
  2. Nine (17.4%)
  3. Ten (11.7%)
  4. ABC (10.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.1%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10Boss (5.4%)
  2. GO (4.7%)
  3. 7mate (4.2%)
  4. 7TWO (3.0%)
  5. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.432 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.377 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.175 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.173 million
  5. The Good Doctor (Seven) — 1.078 million
  6. Bride and Prejudice: The Forbidden Weddings (Seven) — 1.044 million
  7. 7pm ABC News — 1.027 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.020 million
  9. Home and Away (Seven) — 956,000
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 907,000

Top metro programs: None – the national list is illustrative

Losers: Family Food Fight on Nine, and yet another Nigella repeat on ABC TV.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 904,000
  2. Nine News— 899,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 889,000
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 856,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 743,000
  6. 7pm ABC News —705,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 617,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 426,000
  9. 10 News First — 376,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 230,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 453,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 330,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 251,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 198,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 150,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 87,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Soccer: Australia v Lebanon (Fox Sports) — 137,000
  2. Soccer: Australia v LebanonPost Game (Fox Sports) — 101,000
  3. Jones & Co, The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 55,000
  4. Paul Murray Lives (Sky News) — 52,000

Peter Fray

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