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Barrie Cassidy’s last post-election Insiders pulled in 886,000 viewers nationally — just 10,000 short of the 896,000 who tuned in to Insiders following the 2016 election. 

That was after the ABC easily won Saturday night with an average 1.27 million viewers in prime time, with an overall share of 38.2%. That was up slightly on the 1.21 million on election night, July 2, in 2016. Nine was second and Seven third. Ten returned to coverage of the election count and could only manage a main channel share of 3.6% in the metro market — the lowest ever. 

Last night Nine returned The Voice, pulling in 1.38 million which was solid and only down a touch from 2018’s 1.45 million in April (and up against the closing night of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games). Seven won total people, Nine won the main channels, and Ten just hopped past the ABC.

In regional markets last night Seven News won with 566,000, from House Rules with 422,000 then Nine/NBN News with 413,000, The Voice with 376,000 and the 7pm ABC News with 367,000

Network channel share:
Nine (31.2%)
Seven (30.2%)
ABC (16.2%)
Ten (15.7%)
SBS (6.7%)

Network main channels:
Nine (24.2%)
Seven (20.3%)
ABC (11.6%)
Ten (10.9%)
SBS ONE (4.0%)

Top 5 digital channels:
7mate (5.4%)
GO (3.1%)
10 Bold (2.9%)
ABC Kids/Comedy (2.8%)
7TWO (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:
Seven News — 1.73 million
Nine/NBN News — 1.47 million
The Voice (Nine) — 1.38 million
House Rules (Seven) — 1.21 million
7pm ABC News — 1.10 million
Sunday Night (Seven) —916,000
Insiders (ABC) — 886,000
Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 827,000
60 Minutes (Ten) — 808,000
Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders (ABC) — 677,000

Top metro programs:

1. Seven News — 1.17 million
2. Nine News — 1.06 million
3. The Voice (Nine) — 1.01 million

Metro news and current affairs:
Seven News  —1.17 million
Nine News — 1.06 million
7pm ABC News — 790,000
Sunday Night (Seven) — 744,000
60 Minutes (Nine) —575,000
The Project 7pm (Ten) — 419,000
10 News First — 302,000
The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 277,000
SBS World News — 150,000

Morning (National) TV:
Insiders (ABC, ABC News) — 886,000
Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 441,000
Landline (ABC) — 406,000
Weekend Today (Nine) — 335,000
Offsiders (ABC) — 286,000
Sports Sunday (Nine) — 219,000

Top five pay TV programs:
NRL: Cronulla v Manly (Fox League) — 257,000
NRL: St George v Newcastle (Fox League) —217,000
A-League: Post Grand Final Show (Fox Sports) — 191,000
AFL Richmond v Hawthorn (Fox Footy) —163,000
A-League Grand Final: Perth v Sydney (Fox Sports) —137,000

Peter Fray

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