Lego Masters Ratings
(Image: Lego Masters/Nine Now)

Last night Seven topped total people, Nine topped the main channels and the key demos were topped by Nine. Lego Masters did well for Nine — 1.43 million for the second episode of this week’s trio. Seven’s 6 to 7 pm News beat Nine’s by more than 300,000 viewers nationally. Seven’s House Rules had 1.02 million, and Masterchef Australia was squeezed slightly by Nine and Seven and averaged a still solid 818,000. Four Corners’ report on uni rorts averaged a high 838,000 nationally.  Bill Shorten on Q&A last night pulled in 680,000 national viewers, and Leigh Sales’ interview with Scott Morrison garnered 933,000 national viewers.

In breakfast television Today had another weak performance — 276,000 nationally and 191,000 in the metros. Sunrise on Seven also down a touch — 454,000 nationally and 270,000 in the metros. The ABC’s News Breakfast — 263,000 nationally — stalking Today.

In the regions it was Seven’s 6pm News with a high 606,000, followed by Seven News/Today Tonight with 566,000, then Home and Away with 416,000, Lego Masters with 410,000 and House Rules on 388,000.

Network channel share:
Seven (28.8%)
Nine (28.2%)
ABC (20.1%)
Ten (15.8%)
SBS (7.1%)

Network main channels:
Nine (21.5%)
Seven (20.1%)
ABC(16.1%)
Ten (10.3%)
SBS ONE (4.7%)

Top 5 digital channels:
7TWO, 10 Bold (3.5%)
7mate, Gem (3.0%)
ABC Kids/Comedy (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:
Seven News — 1.68 million
Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.62 million
Lego Masters (Nine) — 1.43 million
Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.30 million
Nine/NBN News — 1.29 million
A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.14 million
7pm ABC News —1.12 million
Home and Away (Seven) — 1.06 million
The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.05 million
House Rules (Seven) — 1.02 million

Top metro programs:
Seven News — 1.08 million
Seven News/TT — 1.05 million
Lego Masters (Nine) — 1.02 million

Metro news and current affairs:
Seven News — 1.08 million
Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.05 million
Nine News —987,000
Nine News 6.30 — 983,000
A Current Affair (Nine) — 810,000
7pm ABC News — 751,000
Australian Story (ABC) — 642,000
7.30 (ABC) — 636,000
Four Corners (ABC) — 581,000
Media Watch (Ten) — 539,000

Morning (National) TV:
Sunrise (Seven) — 454,000 (Metros: 270,000)
Today (Nine) — 276,000 (Metros: 191,000)
News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 263,000
The Morning Show (Seven) — 237,000
Today Extra (Nine) — 145,000
Studio 10 (Ten) — 105,000

Top five pay TV programs:
Game of Thrones (Fox Showcase) — 287,000
Game of Thrones (Fox Showcase) — 208,000
Game of Thrones (Fox Showcase) — 169,000
Game of Thrones: 360 (Fox Showcase) — 83,000
Game of Thrones: 360 (Fox Showcase), AFL: 360 (fox Footy) — 80,000

Peter Fray

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