who do you think you are TV ratings
(Image: BBC)

Nine’s night thanks to The Voice (1.2 million nationally), outpacing House Rules on Seven (924,000 nationally) and MasterChef on Ten with 819,000. Who Do You Think You Are? on SBS looked at the background of well-known ABC science geek Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and the national audience leapt to 676,000 from the previous week’s 499,000. On the night it was the best performance. Seven followed Nine, Ten third and the ABC fourth.

Seven’s hour of news and current affairs averaged 1.60 million, Nine’s 1.29 million. In regional markets Seven’s 6pm News led with 568,000, from Seven News/Today Tonight with 553,000, from The Chase Australia with 408,000, then Home and Away with 390,000 and House Rules with 369,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (29.8%)
  2. Seven (26.9%)
  3. Ten (17.8%)
  4. ABC (15.0%)
  5. SBS (10.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (21.8%)
  2. Seven (18.8%)
  3. Ten (11.9%)
  4. ABC (10.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (7.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (3.7%)
  2. 7mate (3.6)
  3.  GO (3.4%)
  4. ABC Kids/Comedy (3.0%)
  5. Gem (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News— 1.651 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.558 million
  3. Nine/NBN News  6.30  — 1.292 million
  4. The Voice (Nine) — 1.200 million
  5. Nine/NBN News  — 1.291 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.132 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.076 million
  8. 7pm ABC News — 1.022 million
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.014 million
  10. House Rules (Seven) — 924,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News— 1.082 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.006 million

Top Metro News and Current Affairs

  1. Seven News — 1.082 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.006 million
  3. Nine News  — 969,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 964,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 810,000
  6. 7pm ABC News —677,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 481,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 447,000
  9. 10 News First — 404,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 266,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 497,000 (Metros: 302,000)
  2. Today (Nine) — 290,000 (Metros: 210,000)
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 253,000 
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 202,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 125,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 81,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) —103,000
  2. Jones & Co (Sky News) — 102,000
  3. The Bolt Report (Sky News) —91,000
  4. PML Later (Sky News) — 74,000
  5. Credlin (Sky News) — 66,000

Peter Fray

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