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(Image: Seven News)

Wednesday night and Seven’s turn to star. House Rules was on leave until Sunday evening, as were the Australian Ninja Warrior mob over on Nine. That hurt Nine more as its news was again given a flogging by Seven. In fact, Seven News won Sydney and Melbourne, lost Brisbane and won everywhere else bar northern NSW for a comprehensive victory.

Those big wins are keeping Seven competitive every night and winning on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (helped by the AFL at the moment). Without that margin Seven would be competing with Ten for second place on the night.

Seven managed the night in total people and main channels. Nine says it won the 25-54 bracket, and Ten debuted My Life is Murder at with 689,000 — one to watch. In regional areas Seven’s 6pm news dominated with 616,000 then Seven News/Today Tonight with 574,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 413,000, Home and Away with 403,000 and Border Security with 308,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (27.4%)
  2. Nine (24.4%)
  3. Ten (22.6%)
  4. ABC (16.6%)
  5. SBS (8.6%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (19.6%)
  2. Nine (16.2%)
  3. Ten 15.0%)
  4. ABC (12.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (5.2%)
  2. GO (3.7%)
  3. 7mate(3.3%)
  4. 7TWO (2.8%)
  5. 9Life (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.732 million
  2. Seven News/TT —  1.628 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30  — 1.180 million
  4. Nine/NBN News  — 1.166 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.080 million
  6. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.075 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.006 million
  8. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 965,000
  9. Anh’s Brush With Fame (ABC), 7pm ABC News(ABC)  — 965,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News— 1.116 million
  2. Seven News/TT — 1.054 million

Losers: A quiet night didn’t stop Nine News from taking another hiding from Seven.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News– 1.116 million
  2. Seven News/TT (Seven) — 1.054 million
  3. Nine News 6.30— 908,000
  4. Nine News— 894,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 734,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 632,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 590,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 510,000
  9. 10 News First  — 410,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 316,000
  11. SBS World News — 137,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 485,000 (Metros: 286,000)
  2. Today (Nine) —292,000 (Metros: 191,000)
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 241,000
  4. ABC News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) —210,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 148,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 88,000

Pay TV

  1. Grand Designs Australia (LifeStyle) — 107,000
  2. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 82,000
  3. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 64,000
  4. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 63,000
  5. Selling Houses Australia (LifeStyle) — 58,000

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