Home and Away TV Ratings
Last night's top non-news program, Home and Away (Image: 7plus)

I was swallowed by a book on black holes (aka Australian summer TV viewing) last night. Hopefully I won’t miss the 2018 finals of Hard QuizShaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell and Tomorrow Tonight on the ABC tonight, because no other channel has anything of remote interest. Even surfing a black hole would be more entertaining — it was last night. Home and Away was the most watched non-news program with 909,000 viewers. Says it all about how unwatchable the rest of the post-news offerings were.

In regional markets Seven’s 6pm News led with 467,000, Seven News/Today Tonight with 441,000, Home and Away with 349,000, the 7pm ABC News with 310,000 and the 5.30pm part of The Chase Australia with 309,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (28.7%)
  2. Seven (27.0%)
  3. Ten (17.8%)
  4. ABC (18.6%)
  5. SBS (9.7%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (18.6%)
  2. Nine (18.3%)
  3. ABC, Ten (11.5%)
  4. SBS ONE 6.2%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (4.2%)
  2. 10 Bold (3.9%)
  3. 9Life (3.2%)
  4. ABC Kids/Comedy, Gem 7TWO (3.0%)
  5. Gem (3.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1.  Seven News — 1.361 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.326 million
  3.  Nine/NBN News — 1.061 million
  4.  Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.042 million
  5. 7pm ABC News — 952,000
  6. Home and Away (Seven) — 934,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 927,000
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 909,000
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 822,000
  10. Little Big Shots US (Seven) — 731,000

Losers: Anyone who watched TV. 

Metro news and current affairs:

  1.  Seven News — 892,000
  2.  Seven News/Today Tonight — 877,000
  3. Nine News — 799,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 767,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 652,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 642,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) —624,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 402,000
  9. 10 News First — 350,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 218,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 483,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 343,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 261,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 204,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 139,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 74,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 62,000
  2. Arrow (Fox8) — 45,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox8) — 42,000
  4. NCIS (TV HITS), PML Overtime (Sky News) — 41,000

Peter Fray

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