Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell TV ratings
Shaun Micallef (Image: ABC TV)

Thank you ABC for continuing Hard Quiz (932,000 nationally) and Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (967,000). Both were the top two non-news programs of the night. Tomorrow Tonight at 9 pm — 645,000 nationally — had enough to win the slot. In fact the ABC was the most watched network from 7.30 to 9.30pm. The long AACTA Awards on Seven had 457,000 viewers nationally.

Blind Date wasn’t a winner. Yes, it is being hidden away in Ten’s Wednesday night schedule after ratings embarrassment got too much for the network — 344,000 national viewers at 8.30pm. What an insult. Its almost as though ten wants them to go elsewhere. In regional markets, it was Seven News/Today Tonight on top with 474,000, then Seven’s 6pm News with 470,000, Home and Away with 337,000, the 7pm ABC News with 303,000 and the 5.30pm part of The Chase Australia with 300,000

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (28.9%)
  2. Nine (27.4%)
  3. ABC (19.8%)
  4. Ten (15.9%)
  5. SBS (8.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (18.2%)
  2. Nine (16.9%)
  3. ABC (14.9%)
  4. Ten (9.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.0%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Boss (4.7%)
  2. GO (4.6%)
  3. 7TWO (4.2%)
  4. 7mate (3.6%)
  5. Gem (3.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.414 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.329 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30, Nine News — 1.082 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) — 990,000
  5. Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (Seven) — 967,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 956,000
  7. Hard Quiz (ABC) — 932,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 930,000
  9. Home and Away (Seven) — 862,000

Top metro programs: None.

Losers: Anyone who missed Hard Quiz and Mad As Hell.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 944,000
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 855,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 821,000
  4. Nine News— 811,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 741,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 651,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 640,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 347,000
  9. 10 News First — 325,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 185,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 457,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 314,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 268,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 206,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 134,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 73,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Love It Or List It Australia (LifeStyle)  — 124,000
  2. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 65,000
  3. Grand Designs Australia (LifeStyle — 57,000
  4. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 56,000
  5. PML Overtimes (Sky News), Selling Houses Australia (LifeStyle) — 48,000

Peter Fray

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