The Voice TV ratings
(Image: Nine Entertainment)

Nine’s The Voice did well — 1.33 million viewers nationally — as did Have Your Been Paying Attention on Ten — 1.026 million. Seven’s House Rules did solidly with 1.17 million nationally but was never out of second gear. MasterChef could only grab 845,000 nationally for Ten.

But as well as these programs did they failed to top the 6pm news casts of Seven — 1.77 million — and Nine — 1.36 million. In other words several hundred thousand viewers across the country watched the news and then turned off for the night. In regional areas it wasSeven’s 6pm News with 625,000, from Seven News/Today Tonight with 582,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 444,000, House Rules with 437,000 and Home and Away with 405,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (27.7%)
  2. Seven (27.0%)
  3. Ten (19.8%)
  4. ABC (17.4%)
  5. SBS (8.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.7%)
  2. Seven 18.8%)
  3. Ten (14.8%)
  4. ABC (13.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.9%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (3.4%)
  2. 10 Bold (3.1%)
  3. Gem (3.0%)
  4. 7TWO (2.8%)
  5. GO (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.776 million
  2. Seven News/TT —  1.675 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.363 million
  4. The Voice (Nine) — 1.330 million
  5. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.329 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.219 million
  7. House Rules (Seven) — 1.172 million
  8. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.164 million
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.129 million
  10. 7pm ABC News — 1.091 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.150 million
  2. Seven News/TT (Seven) — 1.094 million
  3. Nine News — 1.051 million

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.150 million
  2. Seven News/TT — 1.094 million
  3. Nine News — 1.051 million
  4. Nine News 6.30pm  — 989,000
  5. ACA (Nine) — 865,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 755,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 682,000
  8. Australian Story (ABC) — 596,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 502,000
  10. Four Corners (ABC) — 470,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 462,000 (Metros: 268,000)
  2. Today (Nine) —305,000 (Metros: 215,000)
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 244,000
  4. ABC News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) —234,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 138,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 94,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL360 (Fox Footy) — 74,000
  2. AFL: On The Couch (Fox Footy) — 84,000
  3. Game Of Thrones: The Last Watch  (Fox Showcase),
  4. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 74,000
  5. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 71,000

Peter Fray

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