Australian ninja warrior tv ratings
(Image: Nine Entertainment)

Nine won last night thanks to Australian Ninja Warrior, who lost 10% of their opening audience but still managed to notch up a decent 1.20 million. Nine News copped another towelling from Seven News across the hour — the winning margin was an average of 436,000. The ABC was again weak and Ten did OK. Seven’s House Rules (892,000) and MasterChef (884,000) again failed to make any ground.

In regional areas, Seven 6pm News won with 602,000, then Seven News/Today Tonight on 549,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm on 397,000, Home and Away on 374,000 and House Rules on 340,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (31.1%)
  2. Seven 28.4%)
  3. Ten (18.0%)
  4. ABC (13.1%)
  5. SBS (8.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (22.7%)
  2. Seven (18.4%)
  3. Ten (11.3%)
  4. ABC (8.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (6.1%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.0%)
  2. 7mate, 10 Bold (3.8%)
  3. GO (3.3%)
  4. ABC Kids/Comedy, Gem (3.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.661 million
  2. Seven News/TT —  1.542 million
  3. Australian Ninja Warrior (Nine) — 1.205 million
  4. Nine/NBN News  6.30  — 1.175 million
  5. Nine/NBN News  — 1.157 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.103 million
  7. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.053 million
  8. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.018 million
  9. House Rules (Seven) — 892,000
  10. 7pm ABC News (ABC)  — 884,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News– 1.059 million

Losers: Nine/NBN News, a growing problem for Nine.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.059 million
  2. Seven News/TT (Seven) — 993,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 883,000
  4. Nine News   — 877,000
  5. ACA (Nine) — 788,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 605,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 508,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 451,000
  9. 10 News First  — 387,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 2721,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 424,000 (Metros: 256,000)
  2. Today (Nine) —281,000 (Metros: 185,000)
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 224,000
  4. ABC News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) —220,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 159,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 77,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Cricket: World Cup, India v NZ (Fox Cricket) — 140,000
  2. Wentworth (Fox Showcase) —94,000
  3. Cricket: World Cup,  India v NZ (Fox Cricket) — 84,000
  4. The Bolt Report (Fox Sports) — 57,000
  5. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 56,000

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