Leaders' debate
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Tonight will see the final election debate on the ABC from 7.30pm. It will have to contend with Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation on Nine, MasterChef Australia on Ten and House Rules on Seven. It will out-rate anything on the digital channels and Foxtel, easily. 

Lego Masters (1.42 million nationally) and an ep of The Big Bang Theory (943,000) did it for Nine last night. Seven’s House Rules (883,000 nationally) again underwhelmed, as did Ten’s MasterChef (877,000 nationally). In regional markets it was Seven’s 6pm News with 617,000, from Seven News/Today Tonight with 576,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 409,000, Home and Away with 386,000 and Lego Masters with 360,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (31.2%)
  2. Seven (25.8%)
  3. Ten (18.6%)
  4. ABC (16.2%)
  5. SBS (8.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (22.8%)
  2. Seven (18.6%)
  3. Ten (12.6%)
  4. ABC (11.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.6%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (3.9%)
  2. Gem (3.4%)
  3. 7mate, GO (2.8%)
  4. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.677 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.590 million
  3. Lego Masters (Nine) — 1.428 million
  4. Nine/NBN News   — 1.225 million
  5. Nine/NBN News  6.30  — 1.221 million
  6. 7pm ABC News — 1.099 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.073 million
  8. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.054 million
  9. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.020 million
  10. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 943,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Lego Masters (Nine) — 1.068 million
  2. Seven News — 1.060 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.014 million

Losers: Seven’s House Rules and Tens Masterchef are being ignored

Top Metro News and Current Affairs

  1. Seven News — 1.060 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.014 million
  3. Nine News  — 935,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 911,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 769,000
  6. 7pm ABC News —755,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 601,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 464,000
  9. 10 News First — 411,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 272,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 468,000 (Metros: 282,000)
  2. Today (Nine) — 305,000 (Metros: 215,000)
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 267,000 
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 215,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 139,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 82,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Paul Murray Live Pub Test (Sky News) —79,000
  2. Game of Thrones  (Fox Showcase) — 76,000
  3. Jones & Co  (Sky News) — 65,000
  4. The Bolt Report (Sky News) —64,000
  5. Paul Murray Live Pub Test (Sky News) —61,000

Peter Fray

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