Ratings
(Image: 9Now/The Footy Show)

Last night for the second week in a row The Footy Show’s figures failed to make the cut in the top 100 national programs. The national cut off at Number 100 was 121,000 people last night — last week it was 141,000. This is a sharp contrast to Seven’s The Front Bar which lifted its audience to 555,000 (287,000 in Melbourne) from 490,000 last week with 250,000 in Melbourne.

The Essendon-Collingwood game grabbed 1.04 million viewers on Seven and its other channels, plus 315,000 on Foxtel. As a result of having the AFL game as the lead-in, Seven News had its highest national figures of the year (1.87 million) and a metro figure of 1.29 million. Nine News was boosted by the NRL game of the afternoon between Easts and St George (557,000 plus 264,000 on Foxtel).

The breakfast battle this week has seen Sunrise continue winning, but the figures are low because of school holidays.  

In regional markets it was Seven’s 6pm News with 581,000, with Seven News/Today Tonight with 531,000, Nine’s 6pm News with 382,000, Nine News 6.30 with 360,000 and the 7pm ABC News with 345,000.

Network channel share:
Seven (32.9%)
Nine (25.0%)
Ten (17.1%)
ABC (16.0%)
SBS (9.1%)

Network main channels:
Seven (20.4%)
Nine (17.6%)
ABC (11.1%)
Ten (10.0%)
SBS ONE (6.1%)

Top 5 digital channels:
10 Bold (4.7%)
7TWO (4.6%)
7mate (4.3%)
7flix, ABC Kids/Comedy (2.9%)

Top 10 national programs:
Seven News — 1.87 million
Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.62 million
Nine/NBN News — 1.27 million
Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.23 million
AFL (Seven) — 1.04 million
7pm ABC News — 1.03 million
Home and Away (Seven) —941,000
A Current Affair (Nine) — 930,000
7.30 (ABC) — 795,000
Escape to The Country (ABC) — 695,000

Top metro programs:

1. Seven News — 1.29 million
2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.09 million

Metro news and current affairs:
Seven News —1.29 million
Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.09 million
Nine News — 894,000
Nine News 6.30 — 870,000
7pm ABC News (Nine) —685,000
A Current Affair — 641,000
7.30 (ABC) — 508,000
The Project 7pm (Ten) — 433,000
10 News First — 314,000
The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 233,000

Morning (National) TV:
Sunrise (Seven) — 442,000 (Metros: 277,000)
Today (Nine) — 296,000 (Metros: 200,000)
News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 289,000
The Morning Show (Seven) — 288,000
Today Extra (Nine) — 238,000
Studio 10 (Ten) — 94,000

Top five pay TV programs:
AFL: Essendon v Collingwood (Fox Footy) — 315,000
NRL: Easts v St George (Fox League) — 264,000
NRL: Melbourne v Auckland (Fox League) — 258,000
AFL: Thursday Night Footy On Fox (Fox Footy) — 117,000
The Late Show With Matty Johns (Fox League) — 162,000

Peter Fray

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