Ratings
(Image: ABCiView/How To Sell A Massacre Part 2)

The second part of How To Sell A Massacre on the ABC from 8pm to 8.50pm pulled in 678,000 nationally which was pretty solid considering it was right up against the AFL on Seven (838,000), NRL on Nine (769,000) and GoggleBox on Ten (813,000). 

Even though Seven’s AFL saw Collingwood and Richmond playing, the channel’s audience fell from the 993,000 it pulled in last week for Richmond v Carlton, to 838,000 last night. In contrast the NRL game between Brisbane and St George on Nine saw the audience jump to 769,000 from the 693,000 who watched the all-Sydney game between Souths and St George. 228,000 watched the AFL on Fox Sports and the same number watched the NRL. A week ago, 263,000 watched the AFL and 230,000 the NRL game.

In regional Australia it was Seven’s 6pm News with 452,000 followed by Seven News/Today Tonight with 440,000, then the 7pm ABC News with 297,000, then the 5.30pm bit of The Chase Australia with 296,000 and the NRL game on Nine with 283,000. 

Network channel share:

Seven (35.4%)
Nine (24.8%)
Ten (17.4%)
ABC (14.8%)
SBS (7.6%)

Network main channels:

Seven (23.4%)
Nine (18.4%)
Ten (11.7%)
ABC (9.1%)
SBS ONE (5.0%)

Top 5 digital channels:

7mate (4.1%)
7TWO (4.0%)
10 Bold (3.6%)
ABC Kids/Comedy (2.7%)
GO (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

Seven News — 1.30 million
Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.15 million *
Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.05 million
Nine/NBN News — 1.05 million
7pm ABC News — 893,000
AFL Game R2 (Seven) — 838,000
Gogglebox (Ten) — 813,000
The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 783,000
NRL (Nine) — 769,000
7.30 (ABC) — 757,000

* pre-empted in some markets by the AFL coverage

Top metro programs: None with a million or more viewers.

Losers: With the Footy back, no one really

Metro news and current affairs:

Seven News — 853,000
Nine News — 803,000
Nine News 6.30 — 789,000
Seven News/Today Tonight — 715,000 *
7pm ABC News — 596,000
7.30 (ABC) — 517,000
How To Sell A Massacre Part 2 (ABC) — 458,000
10 News First — 372,000
The Project 7pm (Ten) — 355,000
The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 238,000

* pre-empted in some markets by AFL coverage

Morning (National) TV:

Sunrise (Seven) — 465,000 (Metros: 287,000)
Today (Nine) — 275,000 (Metros: 191,000)
News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 257,000
The Morning Show (Seven) — 206,000
Today Extra (Nine) — 135,000
Studio 10 (Ten) — 77,000

Top five pay TV programs:

AFL: Carlton v Richmond (Fox Footy), NRL: St George v Souths (Fox League) — 228,000
The Late Show With Matty Johns (Fox League) — 104,000
AFL: Thursday Night Footy On Fox (Fox Footy) — 75,000
NRL: Thursday Night On Fox (Fox League) — 56,000

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