Back Roads TV Ratings
Back Roads' Heather Ewart (Image: ABC iView)

The final two sessions of the fifth day, first cricket test between Australia and India averaged 482,000 on Seven, which is not to be sneered at, considering India won. On Foxtel, the average was 119,000. Murphy Brown on Ten continues to die — 380,000 nationally is not good enough.

The ABC’s last week of Australian StoryMedia Watch and Q&A helped the network run second in the main channels, with Back Roads again the star — 1.122 million nationally made it the most watched non-news program. It was the third-most watched in the regions with 419,000. The best-of segment that followed was fifth most watched with 363,000, Seven’s 6pm News was on top with 512,000, Seven News/Today Tonight came second with 500,000, and Home and Away came in fifth with 373,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (27.8%)
  2. Seven (26.3%)
  3. ABC (22.1%)
  4. Ten (15.3%)
  5. SBS (8.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (19.2%)
  2. ABC (17.3%)
  3. Seven (17.2%)
  4. Ten (9.2%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.2%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (4.4%)
  2. GO (4.0%)
  3. 7TWO 3.6%)
  4. 7mate (3.1%)
  5. ABC Kids/Comedy, Gem 2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.420 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.397 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.209 million
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.179 million
  5. Back Roads (ABC) — 1.122 million
  6. Australian Story (ABC) — 1.085 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.062 million
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.045 million
  9. 7pm ABC News — 990,000
  10. Best of Back Roads (ABC) — 970,000

Losers: Murphy Brown on Ten — 380,000. Going, going…

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 908,000
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 897,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 896,000
  4. Nine News— 891,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 773,000
  6. Australian Story (ABC) — 727,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 709,000
  8. 7pm ABC News – 675,000
  9. Media Watch (ABC) — 544,000
  10. The Project 7pm (10) — 409,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 455,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 376,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 239,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — preempted
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 175,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 74,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. First Test; Australia v India Day 5 Tea For Two (Fox Cricket) — 214,000
  2. First Test; Australia v India Day 5 (Fox Cricket) — 172,000
  3. First Test; Australia v India Day 4 Big Break (Fox Cricket) — 115,000
  4. First Test; Australia v India Day 5 Session (Fox Cricket) — 112,000
  5. Outlander (Fox Showcase) — 74,000

Peter Fray

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