Australian ninja warrior tv ratings
(Image: Nine Entertainment)

Another cold Tuesday night. Viewers are suffering withdrawal pains from no tennis and cricket. In short, a boring night.

The ninjas with 1.22 million led the way for Nine, House Rules with 970,000 and MasterChef Australia with 867,000 were left behind. But Seven’s 6pm News beat Nine/NBN’s offering by 536,000 — 1.70 million to 1.17 million. Seven won Sydney and Brisbane on the east coast and lost Melbourne narrowly. That remains Nine’s biggest problem as we head off into the back half of the ratings year. In the regions it was the usual suspects — Seven’s 6pm News on 597,000, Seven News/Today Tonight with 542,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 388,000, Home and Away 384,000 and Australian Ninja Warriors on 361,000

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (30.1%)
  2. Seven 29.2%)
  3. Ten (18.1%)
  4. ABC (14.3%)
  5. SBS (7.6%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (22.4%)
  2. Seven (20.9%)
  3. Ten (11.5%)
  4. ABC (10.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.9%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (3.9%)
  2. 7mate (3.7%)
  3. Gem (3.3%0
  4. GO,10 Peach (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.706 million
  2. Seven News/TT —  1.512 million
  3. Australian Ninja Warrior (Nine) — 1.223 million
  4. Nine/NBN News  6.30  — 1.215 million
  5. Nine/NBN News  — 1.170 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.092 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.084 million
  8. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.022 million
  9. House Rules (Seven) — 970,000
  10. 7pm ABC News (ABC)  — 922,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News— 1.109 million
  2. Seven News/TT — 1.050 million

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

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News– 1.109 million
  2. Seven News/TT (Seven) — 1.050 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 921,000
  4. Nine News   — 892,000
  5. ACA (Nine) — 787,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 624,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 496,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 478,000
  9. 10 News First  — 382,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 273,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 456,000 (Metros: 270,000)
  2. Today (Nine) —289,000 (Metros: 195,000)
  3. ABC News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) —241,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 240,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 127,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 79,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Wentworth (Fox Showcase) —103,000
  2. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) —84,000
  3. Jones & Credlin (Sky News) — 79,000
  4. The Bolt Report (Fox Sports) — 72,000
  5. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 69,000

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