Nine News TV Ratings
(Image: Nine Entertainment)

While Nine’s 6pm News was again very weak in the regions against Seven News, it was also noticeably weaker in the metros, especially Sydney and Melbourne. Nationally, Seven News won the 6-6.30pm slot by 390,000 viewers and the 6.30-7pm slot by 329,000.

In regional markets last night Seven News beat Nine News across the hour by more than 230,000 viewers. That is a hiding. While the metro figures bounce around day to day, Seven News has had a regular huge lead over Nine News in the regions that seems to be edging higher some nights. It is in fact mirroring the breakfast performance where Seven’s Sunrise is currently giving Today a hiding. Yesterday morning Today had 296,000 nationally and 200,000 in the metros. Sunrise had 471,000 nationally and 285,000 in the metros. 

Seven News/Today Tonight won the regions overall with 512,000, from Seven’s 6pm News with 502,000 (the only programs over half a million in the regions). MKR was third with 466,000 and MAFS was fourth with 404,000. The 7pm ABC News was fifth with 354,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (32.1%)
  2. Seven (29.9%)
  3. Ten (16.6%)
  4. ABC (15.17%)
  5. SBS (6.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (24.6%)
  2. Seven (23.2%)
  3. Ten (11.6%)
  4. ABC (10.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.0%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (3.6%)
  2. GO (3.3%)
  3. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.7%)
  4. 7mate (2.6%)
  5. 7TWO (2.3%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MAFS (Nine) — 1.587 million
  2. Seven News — 1.464 million
  3. Seven News/TT — 1.450 million
  4. MKR (Seven) — 1.321 million
  5. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.121 million 
  6. Nine/NBN News — 1.074 million
  7. ACA (Nine) — 1.037 million
  8. 7pm ABC News — 1.018 million
  9. The Good Doctor (Seven) — 889,000
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30 pm  (Seven) — 874,000

Top metro programs:

  1. MAFS (Nine) — 1.183 million

Losers: Nine’s 6pm News; Today (again).

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News —956,000
  2. Seven News/TT — 938,000
  3. Nine News 6.30—840,000
  4. Nine News — 811,000
  5. ACA (Nine) — 775,000
  6. 7pm ABC News— 664,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 522,000
  8. 10 News First  — 382,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 379,000
  10. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 355,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 471,000 (Metro: 285,000)
  2. Today (Nine) — 296,000 (Metro: 200,000)
  3. News Breakfast(ABC, ABC News) — 262,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 196,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 125,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 88,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 64,000
  2. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 57,000
  3. Credlin (Sky News) —51,000
  4. The Great British Bake-Off (LifeStyle) — 48,000
  5. Jones & Co (Sky News) — 48,000

Peter Fray

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