seven news TV ratings
(Image: Seven News)

Seven’s night thanks to solid figures for the 6pm hour of news and the AFL (678,000 nationally). Nine’s NRL did well enough (592,000) especially in regional areas where an audience of 230,000 watched Wests beat Souths. That was well above the 177,000 regional viewers for Essendon’s narrow win over GWS. 

Seven News won everywhere (especially Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane where Nine is the most competitive). Nine/NBN News could only win its traditional strong market, Northern NSW. Seven News/Today Tonight was preempted in Adelaide by the AFL coverage. Seven’s national margin over Nine from 6-6.30pm was 479,000, with 169,000 of those coming in metro markets. In regional markets Seven’s 6pm News averaged 588,000 and Seven News/Today Tonight averaged 566,000. The Chase Australia 5.30pm had 378,000 viewers, ACA had 308,000 and the 7pm ABC News had 291,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (34.3%)
  2. Nine (24.9%)
  3. Ten (18.3%)
  4. ABC (14.6%)
  5. SBS (8.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (22.2%)
  2. Nine (17.7%)
  3. Ten (12.0%)
  4. ABC p.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.1%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.8%)
  2. GO (4.4%)
  3. 10 Bold (4.1%)
  4. 7mate (4.2%)
  5. ABC Kids/Comedy (3.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.597 million
  2. Seven News/TT —  1.404 million*
  3. Nine/NBN News  — 1.123 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.109 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 983,000
  6. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 980,000
  7. 7pm ABC News (ABC)  — 916,000
  8. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 850,000
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 745,000
  10. Hot Seat 5.30pm (Nine) — 722,000

 

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.009 million

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.009 million
  2. Seven News/TT (Seven) — 838,000*
  3. Nine News — 840,000
  4. Nine News 6.30pm  — 817,000
  5. ACA (Nine) — 675,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 625,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 487,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 410,000
  9. 10 News First  — 360,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 264,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 465,000 (Metros: 270,000)
  2. Today (Nine) —295,000 (Metros: 202,000)
  3. ABC News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) —244,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 230,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 134,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 90,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. NRL: Wests v Souths (Fox League) — 239,000
  2. AFL: Essendon v GWS (fox Footy) — 174,000
  3. Cricket: World Cup, India v West Indies, Innings Break (Fox Cricket) — 125,000
  4. NRL: Late Night With Matty Johns (Fox Leagues) — 107,000
  5. Cricket: World Cup, India V West Indies (Fox Cricket) — 102,00

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