TV ratings Today Georgie Gardner
(Image: Nine Entertainment)

Today has managed to crawl back over 300,000 nationally, with a 200,000 plus audience in the metros. Not much, but much better than the sub-300,000 and 200,000 ratings we’ve seen this week. Still, the pressure isn’t off no matter the strong defence yesterday from management Nine.

Elsewhere Sunrise managed 472,000. It was Seven’s night last night thanks to the 6pm news and the debut of Miss Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries — 741,000 nationally from 8.30pm, the top in the timeslot and pushing Seven to an easy win on the night. Nine ran dead as MAFS rested until Sunday night when the whole grubby show will spill TMI across Australia. Ten was closer to the ABC, pipping it in total people but losing by a whisker in the main channels. The regions saw Seven’s 6pm News with 476,000, Seven News/Today Tonight with 472,000, Home and Away on 342,000, the 7pm ABC News with 324,000 and The Chase Australia from 5.30 pm on 317,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (31.5%)
  2. Nine (24.7%)
  3. Ten (18.0%)
  4. ABC (17.8%)
  5. SBS (8.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (20.4%)
  2. Nine (15.7%)
  3. ABC (12.2%)
  4. Ten (12.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (4.0%)
  2. 7mate, 10 Bold (3.6%)
  3. ABC Kids/Comedy (3.3%)
  4. Gem (3.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.360 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.323 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30 —- 1.085 million
  4. Nine/NBN News  — 1.061 million
  5. 7pm ABC News — 980,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 948,000
  7. Home And Away (Seven) — 919,000
  8. Gogglebox Australia (Ten) — 888,000
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 817,000
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven)  — 813,000

Losers: Nine News in the regions, Adelaide and Perth.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 884,000
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 851,000
  3. Nine News, Nine News 6.30— 817,000
  4. ACA (Nine) — 678,000
  5. 7pm ABC News —665,000
  6. 7.30 (ABC) — 555,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 365,000
  8. 10 News First — 326,000
  9. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 200,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 472,000 (299,000)
  2. Today (Nine) — 301,000 (204,000)
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 240,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 212,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 150,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 81,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Ron Iddles: Good Cop (Crime & Investigation) — 80,000
  2. Gold Rush (Discovery) — 80,000
  3. Paul Murray Live: Our Town (Sky News), Outback Opal Hunters (Discovery) — 60,000
  4. Call The Midwife (BBC First) — 56,000

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