Ratings
(Image: Media Watch)

MAFS: 1.83 million nationally (1.35 million in the metros and 482,000 in the regions). Nine’s Today regained the 200,000 level on Monday. Sunrise, meanwhile, had 449,000 nationally and 264,000 in the metros.

Ratings oddity Media Watch ended with 874,000 national viewers from 9.15 to 9.35pm on the ABC, out-rating its lead-in, Four Corners with 824,000 nationally. Q&A managed 540,000 viewers last night — that’s a loss of 329,000 viewers, even though it was clear Q&A would be discussing events in Christchurch. Media Watch examined the media coverage of the Christchurch terror attack, devoting the entire program to it. 

In regional markets it was Seven’s 6pm News with 528,000, followed by Seven News/Today Tonight with 520,000, then MAFS with 482,000, MKR with 398,000 and ACA with 364,000

Network channel share:

Nine (31.7%)
Seven (27.7%)
ABC (17.6%)
Ten (16.8%)
SBS (6.2%)

Network main channels:

Nine (25.6%)
Seven (18.7%)
ABC (13.8%)
Ten (11.5%)
SBS ONE (4.3%)

Top 5 digital channels:

7TWO (3.7%)
10 Bold, 7mate (3.6%)
GO (3.0%)
ABC Kids/Comedy (2.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

MAFS (Nine) — 1.833 million
Seven News — 1.526 million
Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.509 million
A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.255 million
Nine/NBN News — 1.244 million
Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.235 million
MKR (Seven) — 1.112 million
7pm ABC News — 1.067 million
Home and Away (Seven) — 1.022 million
The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 914,000

Top metro programs:

MAFS (Nine) — 1.351 million
Losers: Instant Hotel on Seven, Dancing With The Stars – still struggling on Ten

Metro news and current affairs:

Seven News — 998,000
Seven News/Today Tonight — 989,000
Nine News — 937,000
Nine News 6.30 — 912,000
A Current Affair (Nine) – 891,000
7pm ABC News — 724,000
Media Watch (ABC) — 603,000
7.30 (ABC) — 600,000
Australian Story (ABC) — 579,000
Four Corners (ABC) — 556,000

Morning (National) TV:

Sunrise (Seven) — 449,000 (Metros: 264,000)
Today (Nine) — 289,000 (Metros: 200,000)
The Morning Show (Seven) — 266,000
News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 230,000
Mornings (Nine) — 149,000
Studio 10 (Ten) — 93,000

Top five pay TV programs:

Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 58,000
AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 50,000
NRL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 49,000
On The Couch (Fox Footy) — 47,000
Border Security (Fox8) — 41,000

Peter Fray

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