AL JAZEERA One Nation TV Ratings
(Image: Al Jazeera)

Al Jazeera’s investigation of One Nation, How To Sell A Massacre garnered 853,000 viewers for the ABC at 8pm (595,000 in the metros and 258,000 in the regions). MAFS (1.64 million nationally) and Travel Guides (1.18 million nationally) meant Nine won. But Nine’s hour of News from 6pm — with an average of 1.15 million — was 291,000 behind Seven’s hour (1.44 million).

In breakfast, more pain for Nine: Today had 258,000 nationally, with 186,000 in he metros; Sunrise had 449,000 nationally with 286,000 in the metros; and ABC News Breakfast had 270,000 nationally. That’s the second time in a fortnight that News Breakfast has had more viewers nationally than Nine’s better resourced Today Show. The 12,000 margin for News Breakfast was the most decisive so far.

In regional markets Seven’s 6pm News with 509,000, then Seven News/Today Tonight with 501,000, MAFS 424,000, MKR 380,000, and Home and Away 368,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (34.3%)
  2. Seven (27.9%)
  3. ABC (17.1%)
  4. Ten (14.6%)
  5. SBS (6.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (25.9%)
  2. Seven (21.3%)
  3. ABC (13.0%)
  4. Ten (10.2%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.9%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (3.8%)
  2. 10 Bold (2.9%)
  3. Gem (2.8%)
  4. ABC Kids, 7TWO (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MAFS (Nine) — 1.649 million
  2. Seven News — 1.452 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.444 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.200 million
  5. Travel Guides (Nine) — 1.189 million
  6. MKR (Seven) — 1.186 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.119 million
  8. Nine/NBN News  — 1.114 million
  9. 7pm ABC News — 1.061 million
  10. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.006 million

Top metro programs:

  1. MAFS (Nine) — 1.225 million

Losers: Ten, still struggling. Nine/NBN news in regional markets, dragging the chain.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News— 944,000
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 943,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 893,000
  4. How To Sell A Massacre (ABC) — 853,000
  5. Nine News — 834,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) – 814,000
  7. 7pm ABC News —722,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 665,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 437,000
  10. 10 News First — 352,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 449,000 (Metros: 286,000)
  2. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 270,000 (Metros 171,000)
  3. Today (Nine) — 258,000 (Metros: 186,000)
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 197,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 123,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 71,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 60,000
  2. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 58,000
  3. Jones & Co (Sky)— 53,000
  4. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 52,000
  5. Family Guy (Fox8) — 47,000

Peter Fray

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