60 Minutes tv ratings 40 year anniversary
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No Married At First Sight last night and Nine’s Sunday night audience went backwards — none moreso than 60 Minutes whose audience slumped nationally by a third from 1.51 million last week to 1.005 million without the reality show to lead-in. 60 Minutes was moved to 7pm last night and was just pipped by the 7pm ABC News with 1.006 million nationally, while My Kitchen Rules was well ahead with 1.24 million.

Nine still managed a small win in total people, but Seven easily won the main channels and the demos. Ten was fourth behind a Vera/News-led ABC. Vera had 1.05 million and was the most watched program after 8.30pm behind MKR on Seven. MKR‘s 1.240 million from 7pm to 8.30pm was only 52,000 more than a week earlier, so the post-MAFS bounce for MKR certainly faded last night. Chris and Julia’s Sunday Night Takeaway averaged 356,000 nationally — up from the MAFS-depressed 235,000 a week earlier. Ten’s Dancing with the Stars is down to the final four tonight.

Insiders again did well — 612,000 nationally, 433,000 on the ABC main channel and 179,000 on ABC News. That 433,000 on the main channel was more than any audience for a Ten program yesterday. In regional markets it was Seven News with 502,000, MKR with 414,000, Nine/NBN News with 341,000, the 7pm ABC News with 333,000 and Vera with 325,000.

Network channel share:
Nine (29.8%)
Seven (29.1%)
ABC (22.1%)
Ten (12.7%)
SBS (6.3%)

Network main channels:
Nine (20.1%)
Seven (17.9%)
ABC (16.9%)
Ten (7.8%)
SBS ONE (3.5%)

Top 5 digital channels:
GO (5.8%)
7mate (3.4%)
Gem, ABC Kids/Comedy (3.1%)
9Life (3.0%)

Top 10 national programs:
Seven News — 1.53 million
MKR (Seven) – 1.24 million
Nine/NBN News — 1.21 million
Vera (ABC) — 1.05 million
7pm ABC News — 1.006 million
60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.005 million
Restoration Australia (ABC) —916,000
Sunday Night (Seven) — 704,000
Insiders (ABC, ABC News) — 612,000
RBT repeat (Nine) — 583,000

Top metro programs:

1. Seven News — 1.03 million

Metro news and current affairs:
Seven News  —1.032 million
Nine News — 876,000
60 Minutes (Nine) —697,000
7pm ABC News — 673,000
Sunday Night (Seven) — 442,000
The Project 7pm (Ten) — 227000
10 News First — 224,000
The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 205,000
SBS World News — 134,000

Morning (National) TV:
Insiders (ABC, ABC News) — 612,000
Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 400,000
Landline (ABC) — 307,000
Weekend Today (Nine) — 274,000
Offsiders (ABC) — 245,000
Sports Sunday (Nine) — 203,000

Top five pay TV programs:
NRL: Canberra v Parramatta (Fox League) — 248,000
NRL: St George v Canterbury (Fox League) —191,000
F1: China Race (Fox Sports 506) — 188,000
Supercars: Phillip Island (Fox Sports 506) —156,000
NRL: Sunday Night With Matty Johns (Fox League) — 128,000

Peter Fray

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