Ratings
Today's Georgie Gardner, Deborah Knight and Tom Steinfort (Image: Nine Network)

Nine’s night went strong again thanks to MAFS (1.66 million nationally and 1.26 million in the metros). Travel Guides straight after also did well, with 992,000 and a top 10 national finish. Nationally, before that however, Nine’s hour of news from 6 to 7pm did not do as well as Seven’s hour due to lower viewership in the regions, Adelaide and Perth. That’s a situation that will still be there after MAFS ends — as will the viewership issues with Today which had its second 200,000 metro audience in a row and 287,000 nationally. Sunrise, however, was stable with 474,000 nationally and 283,000 in the metros.

Ten lagged, again (for a third night actually), finishing 4th behind the ABC. Seven’s MKR lifted to 1.31 million nationally last night but that wasn’t enough. In regional markets it was Seven’s 6pm News with 511,000, followed by Seven News/Today Tonight with 504,000. MKR was next with 457,000, then MAFS with 406,000 and then Home and Away with 366,000

Network channel share:
Nine (33.3%)
Seven (29.3%)
ABC (16.1%)
Ten (14.4%)
SBS (6.9%)

Network main channels:
Nine (26.2%)
Seven (22.4%)
ABC (11.5%)
Ten (9.3%)
SBS ONE (4.7%)

Top 5 digital channels:
10 Bold (3.0%)
GO (2.9%)
ABC Kids/Comedy (2.8%)
7mate (2.7%)
7TWO (2.4%)

Top 10 national programs:
MAFS (Nine) — 1.66 million
Seven News — 1.43 million
Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.38 million
MKR (Seven) – 1.31 million
Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.19 million
Nine/NBN News — 1.126 million
A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.06 million
7pm ABC News — 1.05 million
Travel Guides (nine) — 992,000
Home and Away (Seven) — 972,000

Top metro programs:

1. MAFS (Nine) — 1.261 million

Metro news and current affairs:
Seven News — 980,000
Nine News 6.30 — 905,000
Seven News/TT — 881,000
Nine News — 867,000
ACA (Nine) — 765,000
7pm ABC News —712,000
7.30 (ABC) — 610,000
Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 468,000
The Project 7pm (Ten) — 457,000
10 News First — 371,000

Morning (National) TV:
Sunrise (Seven) — 474,000 (Metros: 283,000)
Today (Nine) — 287,000 (Metros: 200,000)
News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 243,000
The Morning Show (Seven) — 218,000
Today Extra (Nine) — 122,000
Studio 10 (Ten) — 77,000

Pay TV:
1. The Great British Bake-Off (LifeStyle Food) — 56,000
2. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 49,000
3. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 47,000
4. Jones & Co (Sky News) —- 43,000
5. Shimmer and Shine (Nick Jr) — 39,000

Peter Fray

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