Ratings Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation
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No Lego Masters last night. Instead Nine returned Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation, hosted by Shaun Micallef, which averaged 885,000 national viewers — 632,000 metro and 223,000 in the regionals. That was OK, but still 4th behind House Rules, Masterchef and the ABC combination of 7.30 with 924,000 national viewers and Anh’s Brush With Fame at 8pm with 994,000.

Nine also ran the 1997 epic Australian movie (No, not Crocodile Dundee #49) The Castle which was watched by 498,000 nostalgic viewers across the country while Seven started the UK series The Bay which averaged a solid 721,000 nationally and gave Seven the win on the night. Seven News did well last night, beating Nine News by around 360,000 nationally, which included wins over 6 to 7pm in Sydney and Melbourne, but a loss to Nine in Brisbane.

Seven’s 6pm News won the regional markets with 548,000, followed by Seven News/Today Tonight with 528,000, Home and Away with 354,000 then House Rules with 352,000 and The Chase Australia from 5.30pm with 349,000.

Network channel share:
Seven (28.1%)
Nine (25.8%)
Ten (22.2%)
ABC (17.6%)
SBS (6.2%)

Network main channels:
Seven (20.1%%)
Nine (18.4%)
Ten (14.3%)
ABC (13.3%)
SBS ONE (4.5%)

Top 5 digital channels:
10 Bold (5.6%)
GO (3.2%)
7mate (2.7%)
ABC Kids/Comedy (2.6%)
7TWO, 7flix (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:
Seven News — 1.62 million
Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.59 million
Nine/NBN News — 1.25 million
Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.25 million
A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.07 million
Home and Away (Seven) — 1.05 million
7pm ABC News — 1.04 million
Anh’s Brush With Fame (ABC) — 994,000
House Rules (Seven) — 943,000
The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven), Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 941,000

Top metro programs:
Seven News — 1.08 million
Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.06 million

Top Metro News and Current Affairs
Seven News — 1.08 million
Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.06 million
Nine News — 961,000
Nine News 6.30 — 943,000
A Current Affair (Nine) — 773,000
7pm ABC News —693,000
7.30 (ABC) — 626,000
The Project 7pm (Ten) — 456,000
10 News First — 393,000
The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 262,000

Morning (National) TV:
Sunrise (Seven) — 456,000 (Metros: 268,000)
Today (Nine) — 300,000 (Metros: 207,000)
News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 297,000
The Morning Show (Seven) — 224,000
Today Extra (Nine) — 164,000
Studio 10 (Ten) — 84,000

Top five pay TV programs:
Selling House Australia (LifeStyle) — 118,000
AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) —67,000
Paul Murray Live (Sky News) —61,000
The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 59,000
Credlin (Sky News) — 53,000

Peter Fray

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