Travel Guides TV ratings
(Image: 9Now)

Another easy night for Nine. MAFS had 1.73 million nationally and 1.28 million in the metros. Travel Guides had 1.01 million nationally (a new series high). Seven was a distant second, while the ABC ended in front of Ten in total people and the main channels with its weakest night of the week, which is situation sort of normal. And to make it more familiar for Nine, Today had another sub-200,000 metro audience and a sub-300,000 national audience that was easily topped by Seven’s Sunrise (again) with 481,000 nationally and 291,000 in the metros. For the moment Nine is hunkering down, knowing the Today audience will either improve slowly as viewers get used to the new line up, or continue to bounce along at sub-par levels. That could take months.

In the regions it was Seven’s 6pm News with 520,000, Seven News/Today Tonight with 502,000, MAFS with 451,000, MKR with 439,000 and The Chase Australia with 350,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (35.0%)
  2. Seven (29.1%)
  3. ABC (15.9%)
  4. Ten (14.0%)
  5. SBS (6.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (27.3%)
  2. Seven (21.3%)
  3. ABC (10.9%)
  4. Ten (8.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.0%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (3.3%)
  2. 10 Bold (3.2%)
  3. 7TWO, ABC Kids Comedy (3.0%)
  4. 7mate, Gem (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MAFS (Nine) — 1.732 million
  2. Seven News — 1.4690 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.415 million
  4. MKR (Seven) — 1.192 million
  5. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.157 million
  6. Nine/NBN News — 1.120 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.097 million
  8. 7pm ABC News — 1.072 million
  9. Travel Guides (Nine) — 1.012 million
  10. Home and Away (Seven) — 925,000

Top metro programs:

  1. MAFS (Nine) — 1.282 million

Losers: Ten, Today.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 949,000
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 913,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 869,000
  4. Nine News— 852,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 775,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 727,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 529,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 434,000
  9. 10 News First  — 390,000
  10. Foreign Correspondent (Ten) — 380,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 487,000 (Metros: 291,000)
  2. Today (Nine) — 282,000 (Metros: 187,000)
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 261,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 210,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 108,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 102,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. ODI: India v Australia Game 2 (Fox Cricket) —139,000
  2. ODI: India v Australia Game 2 Innings Break (Fox Cricket) —69,000
  3. The Bolt Report, Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 54,000
  4. ODI: India v Australia Game 2 (Fox Cricket) —53,000

Peter Fray

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