Celebrity Name Game TV ratings
(Image: Network Ten)

Will Grant Denyer’s Celebrity Name Game end up being all rather Pointless for Ten?  The early answer from last night’s audience reaction to the first ep is yes. ‘Name Game is Ten’s third attempt in five years to settle its 6pm problem at the start of prime time ratings. The viewer verdict was just 387,000 nationally. Not good, let’s see how it’s going in a week or so. 

Much better for Ten was the welcome return of Have You Been Paying Attention? to the 8.40pm slot — 1.05 million nationally. More than 200,000 viewers tuned in from the far more expensive MasterChef — 828,000 nationally. Nine won the night in the metros from Seven, with Ten third and the ABC fourth. Last night it easily accounted for Four Corners on the ABC (663,000 nationally), 9-1-1 on Seven (689,000) and 20 to One on Nine (612,000). 

In regional markets Seven’s 6pm News won with 578,000, Seven News/Today Tonight had 537,000, Lego Masters had 417,000, the 5.30pm Chase Australia had 402,000 and Home and Away had 367,000. 

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (28.1%)
  2. Seven (27.5%)
  3. Ten (20.4%)
  4. ABC (17.7%)
  5. SBS (6.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (21.2%)
  2. Seven (19.0%)
  3. Ten (14.6%)
  4. ABC (13.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.7%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (3.8%)
  2. 10 Bold (3.3%)
  3. 7TWO, Gem (2.9%)
  4. GO (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.664 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.588 million
  3. Lego Masters (Nine) — 1.492 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.266 million
  5. Nine/NBN News — 1.252 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.136 million
  7. 7pm ABC News —1.095 million
  8. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.065 million
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.059 million
  10. Have You Been Paying Attention (Ten) — 1.050 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.086 million
  2. Lego Masters (Nine) — 1.075 million
  3. Seven News/TT — 1.051 million

Losers: Four Corners, 9-1-1, 20-1. All easily beaten by Have You Been Paying Attention

  1. Seven News — 1.086 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.051 million
  3. Nine News —942,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 933,000
  5. ACA (Nine) — 794,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 751,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 618,000
  8. Australian Story (ABC) — 589,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 511,000
  10. Media Watch (Ten) — 492,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 447,000 (Metros: 277,000)
  2. Today (Nine) — 286,000 (Metros: 192,000)
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 254,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 238,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 128,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 73,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Game of Thrones (Fox Showcase) — 316,000
  2. Game of Thrones (Fox Showcase) — 231,000
  3. Game of Thrones (Fox Showcase) — 164,000
  4. Game of Thrones: 360 (Fox Showcase) — 92,000
  5. AFL: 360 (fox Footy)  — 80,000

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