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(Image: Network Ten)

Changing Rooms improved, sort of — 412,000 last night compared to 304,000 on Wednesday — for Ten, but Goggle Box Australia lost over 200,000 viewers. Nine’s Today went backwards yet again. Nine’s 6pm news fell short of Seven by well over a quarter of a million people. That margin helped Seven win the night, despite an underwhelming BBL first Semi-Final.

Ten’s The Project saw another weak night, especially in the metros where 10 News had 334,000 viewers — itself very low — to The Project’s with 323,000. That’s three nights in a row this week that The Project’s metro audience has been lower than the 5pm news.

In the regions Seven’s 6pm News won with 464,000 then Seven News/Today Tonight with 428,000, The Chase Australia from 5.30pm had 317,000, the 7pm ABC News had 294,000 and ACA had 284,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (31.7%)
  2. Nine (25.6%)
  3. Ten (18.9%)
  4. ABC (16.8%)
  5. SBS (7.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (20.5%)
  2. Nine (17.6%)
  3. Ten (12.6%)
  4. ABC (12.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.2%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold, 7mate (3.9%)
  2. GO (3.3%)
  3. 7TWO (3.2%)
  4. Gem (2.9%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.337 million
  2. Seven News/TT — 1.234 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.022 million 
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.019 million
  5. ACA (Nine) —930,000
  6. 7pm ABC News —888,000
  7. The Chase Australia 5.30 pm  (Seven) — 805,000
  8. BBL First Semi Final, Session 2 (Seven) — 770,000
  9. Gogglebox Australia (Ten) — 705,000
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 755,000

Losers: Changing Rooms, and a warning for Gogglebox Australia.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News —873,000
  2. Seven News/TT — 806,000
  3. Nine News —794,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 741,000
  5. ACA (Nine) — 646,000
  6. 7pm ABC News— 527,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 504,000
  8. 10 News First  — 334,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 323,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 211,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 463,000 (Metro: 281,000)
  2. Today (Nine) — 289,000 (Metro: 189,000)
  3. News Breakfast(ABC, ABC News) — 231,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 210,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 145,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 67,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Cricket: BBL (Fox Cricket) — 270,000
  2. Between The Innings (Fox Cricket) — 269,000
  3. Cricket: BBL (Fox Cricket) — 254,000
  4. Cricket: BBL Post Game (Fox Cricket) — 184,000
  5. Cricket: B4 The Bash (Fox Cricket) — 91,000

Peter Fray

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