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(Image: Network Ten)

MAFS had a new national high last night, 1.80 million with a metro high of 1.34 million. Travel Guides, which followed the show, benefited — 954,000 nationally. It was Nine’s night again by a mile. But those successes continue to obscure the big problems at Nine, whose evening news lost ground in Adelaide and Perth and collapsed in regional areas. 

For the first time in a long time A Current Affair had more viewers nationally and in the metros than Nine News. ACA had 1.16 million nationally, Nine’s 6pm News had 1.117 million. ACA had 859,000 metro viewers, Nine’s 6pm News, 853,000. Nine News is still very strong on the East Coast, but Adelaide and Perth and the regions (especially in Queensland) are black holes.

Meanwhile, Ten had a miserable night, beaten by the normally weak ABC line up, ending up with a main channel share of just 8.1%. Ten has run out of oomph just a week and a half into official ratings.

In regional markets it was Seven’s 6pm News on 525,000, Seven News/Today Tonight on 505,000, MAFS on 457,000, MKR on 442,000 and Home and Away on 379,000. 

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (36.0%)
  2. Seven (28.4%)
  3. ABC (15.9%)
  4. Ten (13.8%)
  5. SBS (6.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (28.2%)
  2. Seven (20.7%)
  3. ABC (11.0%)
  4. Ten (18.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.0%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (3.9%)
  2. 10 Bold (3.6%)
  3. ABC Kids/Comedy (3.2%)
  4. 7TWO (2.9%)
  5. 7mate (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MAFS (Nine) — 1.806 million
  2. Seven News — 1.424 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.382 million
  4. MKR (Seven) — 1.216 million
  5. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.173 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.164 million
  7. Nine/NBN News — 1.117 million
  8. 7pm ABC News — 1.017 million
  9. Home And Away (Seven) — 960,000
  10. Travel Guides (Nine) — 954,000

Top metro programs:

  1. MAFS (Nine) — 1.349 million

Losers: Today; Nine News in the regions; Ten.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 896,000
  2. Nine News 6.30 —880,000
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 878,000
  4. ACA (Nine) — 859,000
  5. Nine News— 853,000
  6. 7pm ABC News —700,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 553,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 429,000
  9. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 393,000
  10. 10 News First — 358,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 460,000 (273,000)
  2. Today (Nine) — 280,000 (188,000)
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 234,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 187,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 109,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 102,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 65,000
  2. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 56,000
  3. Jones & Co (Sky News) — 50,000
  4. PML Later (Sky News) —44,000
  5. The Great British Bake-Off (Sky News) — 43,000

Peter Fray

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