dancing with the stars tv ratings
(Image: Network Ten)

MAFS and Nine’s night once again — 1.76 million nationally and 1.29 million in the metros gave the network another easy win. Seven’s MKR pulled 1.12 million. Dancing With The Stars on Ten averaged 686,000 nationally, down from 803,000 for the first elimination last week and 862,000 on debut. Thumbs down from the audience, I am afraid. That wasn’t enough to run down the ABC so Ten was a distant fourth and the ABC an easy third.

But the now usual Today problem wont go away for Nine. It started the week weakly with 280,000 nationally and 191,000 in the metros. Sunrise had 484,000 and 299,000 respectively. Sunrise beat Today by 204,000 nationally, which was more than Today’s metro audience.

Four Corners ran its much promoed George Pell special — 1.13 million viewers, most of whom stayed for Media Watch (1.08 million nationally). In regional markets, Seven’s 6pm Newsled with 578,000, then Seven News/Today Tonight with 573,000, MAFS with 472,000, MKR with 415,000 and the 5.30pm part of The Chase Australia with 385,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (31.0%)
  2. Seven (26.9%)
  3. ABC (20.9%)
  4. Ten (15.5%)
  5. SBS (5.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (24.4%)
  2. Seven (17.7%)
  3. ABC (17.1%)
  4. Ten (10.7%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.2%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (4.4%)
  2. GO, (3.7%)
  3. 7TWO (3.1%)
  4. 10Bold (2.8%)
  5. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MAFS (Nine) — 1.765 million
  2. Seven News — 1.547 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.541 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30  — 1.279 million
  5. Nine/NBN News— 1.229 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.186 million
  7. 7pm ABC News — 1.146 million
  8. Four Corners (ABC) — 1.137 million
  9. MKR (Seven) – 1.123 million
  10. Media Watch (ABC) — 1.081 million

Top metro programs: 

  1. MAFS (Nine) — 1.293 million

Losers: Today, Nine News in the regions, Instant Hotel on Seven.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News 6.30 — 987,000
  2. Seven News— 969,000
  3. Seven News/TT — 968,000
  4. Nine News — 945,000
  5. ACA (Nine) — 847,000
  6. Four Corners (ABC) — 794,000
  7. Media Watch (ABC)  — 769,000
  8. 7pm ABC News —763,000
  9. Australian Story (ABC) — 634,000
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 627,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 484,000 (Metros: 299,000)
  2. Today (Nine) — 280,000 (Metros: 191,000)
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 250,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 233,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 136,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 85,000

Peter Fray

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