No episode of The Voice and Nine slides into a weak second, Seven holds and tops the night thanks to the news — 1.74 million for 6-6.30pm and 1.66 million for 6.30-7pm — a margin over Nine of more than 450,000 across the country. House Rules averaged 1.01 million, but Anh’s Brush With Fame had 1.01 million for the ABC and Seven’s Home and Away at 7pm had 1.09 million. House Rules should really have done better. The Weekly on the ABC at 8.30pm had 902,000 and the flop of the night is Nine’s Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation — 659,000.

Tonight though holds more interest – the World Cup of Cricket starts on Gem at 7.30pm, Nine has NRL at the same time on the main channel. There’s a lot of sport coming up in the next month: the Cricket World Cup, the Women’s Soccer World Cup, the European Champions Cup, the first State of Origin plus the normal NRL and AFL competitions. 

In regional markets Seven was dominant. The 6pm News with 623,000, Seven News/Today Tonight with 591,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 439,000, Home and Away with 403,000 and House Rules with 401,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (29.3%)
  2. Nine (25.4%)
  3. Ten (20.6%)
  4. ABC (18.0%)
  5. SBS (6.6%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (20.3%)
  2. Nine (17.1%)
  3. Ten (13.6%)
  4. ABC (13.4%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (4.8%)
  2. GO (4.2%)
  3. 7TWO (3.7%)
  4. 7mate (3.1%)
  5. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.743 million
  2. Seven News/TT —  1.664 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.260 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.238 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.098 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.052 million
  7. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.046 million
  8. 7pm ABC News, Anh’s Brush With Fame (ABC)  — 1.018 million
  9. House Rules (Seven) — 1.014 million.

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.120 million
  2. Seven News/TT (Seven) — 1.074 million

Losers: Nine’s News is starting to look a problem again.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.120 million
  2. Seven News/TT — 1.074 million
  3. Nine News— 962,000
  4. Nine News 6.30pm — 934,000
  5. ACA (Nine) — 760,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 683,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 606,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 567,000
  9. 10 News First  — 419,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 301,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 496,000 (Metros: 295,000)
  2. Today (Nine) —310,000 (Metros: 201,000)
  3. ABC News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) —262,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 251,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 116,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 84,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Selling Houses Australia (LIfeStyle) — 133,000
  2. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 88,000
  3. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 79,000 
  4. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 67,000
  5. Credlin (Sky News) — 65,000

Peter Fray

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