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Ash Barty (Image: AAP/Tony McDonough)

Seven’s Wimbledon ambitions for 2019 vanished when Ash Barty was knocked out in three sets (779,000 people tuned in to watch). That helped Seven win total people last night ahead of Nine, Ten and the ABC. The ABC was boosted by another water ep fromFour Corners which averaged 834,000 after Back Roads had averaged 854,000.

A slightly stronger start to  the 2019 series of Australian Ninja Warrior, whose 1.349 million was up 31,000 on 2018’s 1.318 million. Of course the real ninja warriors are battling it out in Sydney tomorrow night in the third and final State of Origin — the decider. As with The VoiceAustralian Ninja Warrior squeezed Seven’s House Rules (894,000) and Ten’s MasterChef (824,000) and Have You Been Paying Attention (also 824,000).

In regional markets it was Seven’s 6pm News with 620,000, fromSeven News/Today Tonight with 556,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm at 425,000, Home and Away with 369,000 and House Rules with 351,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (31.0%)
  2. Nine (28.8%)
  3. Ten (17.2%)
  4. ABC (15.6%)
  5. SBS (7.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (21.8%)
  2. Seven (20.0%)
  3. ABC (11.8%)
  4. Ten (11.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.7%)
  2. 10 Bold (3.7%)
  3. 7mate (3.4%)
  4. GO (2.8%)
  5. Gem (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.701 million
  2. Seven News/TT —  1.627 million
  3. Australian Ninja Warrior (Nine) — 1.349 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30  — 1.288 million
  5. Nine/NBN News  — 1.272 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.204 million
  7. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.075 million
  8. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.062 million
  9. 7pm ABC News — 923,000
  10. House Rules (Seven) — 894,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.081 million
  2. Seven News/TT (Seven) — 1.072 million
  3. Australian Ninja Warrior (Nine) — 1.010 million

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.081 million
  2. Seven News/TT (Seven) — 1.072 million
  3. Nine News — 986,000
  4. Nine News 6.30pm  — 976,000
  5. ACA (Nine) — 888,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 628,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 539,000
  8. Four Corners (ABC) — 525,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 484,000
  10. Media Watch (ABC) — 475,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 432,000 (Metros: 253,000)
  2. Today (Nine) —286,000 (Metros: 195,000)
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 255,000
  4. ABC News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) —222,000
  5. Studio 10 (Ten) — 159,000
  6. Today Extra (Nine) — 77,000 

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 75,000
  2. AFL: On The Couch (Fox Footy) — 64,000
  3. Credlin (Sky News); Big Little Lies (Fox Showcase) — 63,000
  4. The Bolt Report (Sky News) —55,000

Peter Fray

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