Ratings
(Image: 9Now/The Footy Show)

I have been describing Nine’s AFL Footy Show as DOA for weeks as its ratings collapsed to ever lower record lows. But even I did not think that they would plunge to the point where the program dropped out of the national top 100 programs. 

Finding out the exact figures has become a state secret in TV land. Program number 100 nationally last night was a repeat of Two and A Half Men on Ten with 141,000 people watching. Last week the AFL Footy Show hit Number 67 with 185,000 nationally, so the fall last night was —  at the very least — 44,000 viewers. 

In contrast, Seven’s The Front Bar held up in the first of the two holiday weeks with 490,000 national viewers and 250,000 in Melbourne — the two measures that matter for AFL content. Elsewhere,  Bachelor in Paradise had a solid 693,000 for Ten, The Weekly on the ABC again did well with 809,000 and Anh’s Brush with Fame returned to the ABC at 8pm with 866,000.

In the regionals — Seven’s 6pm News with 508,000, Seven News/TT with 476,000, Home and Away with 348,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 341,000 and the 7pm ABC News with 307,000. 

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (27.4%)
  2. Nine (26.8%)
  3. ABC (19.3%)
  4. Ten (19.0%)
  5. SBS (7.6%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (18.3%)
  2. Nine (16.2%)
  3. ABC (13.8%)
  4. Ten (11.4%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.9%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (5.1%)
  2. GO (4.4%)
  3. Gem (3.6%)
  4. 7TWO (3.5%)
  5. Gem, 9Life (3.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.483 million
  2. Seven News — 1.438 million
  3. MKR  (Seven) — 1.337 million
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.174 million
  5. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.158 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.025 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 973,000
  8. 7pm ABC News — 966,000
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 906,000
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 894,000

Top metro programs: None with a million or more viewers

Losers: Nine’s AFL Footy Show, again. Very much deader than DOA after dropping even further last night

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News/TT —975,000
  2. Seven News — 962,000
  3. Nine News  — 875,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 854,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 732,000
  6. 7pm ABC News —660,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 648,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 479,000
  9. 10 News First — 375,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 269,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 484,000 (Metros: 295,000)
  2. Today (Nine) — 302,000 (Metros: 215,000)
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) —246,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 216,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 138,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 69,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Gogglebox Australia (LifeStyle) — 219,000
  2. Selling Houses Australia (LifeStyle) — 165,000
  3. AFL 360 (Fox Footy) — 65,000
  4. NRL: 360 (Fox League) — 52,000
  5. Paul Murray Live – Our Town (Sky News) — 46.000

Peter Fray

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