Adam Goodes final quarter
(Image: AAP/Julian Smith)

The Final Quarter, a documentary about the miserable way Adam Goodes was treated by AFL fans and the media, garnered 589,000 viewers on Ten last night, beating Seven’s The Front Bar (585,000).

The discussion after The Final Quarter, hosted by The Project’s Waleed Ali, got 393,000 — an intelligent discussion on the issues raised in the film. Should AFL-happy Nine or Seven have broadcast the documentary? Foxtel/Fox Sports and Sky News wouldn’t have had the guts to show it — too many ghosts and reminders. Seven should have bought and broadcast it, if only to prove its independence from the AFL.

Meanwhile, it was Seven’s night with a clean sweep. In regional markets it was Seven’s 6pm news on 576,000, Seven News/Today Tonight with 551,00, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 386,000, Home and Away with 348,000 and the 7pm ABC News with 299,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (31.7%)
  2. Nine (24.9%)
  3. Ten (18.0%)
  4. ABC (15.2%)
  5. SBS (9.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (19.3%)
  2. Nine (18.1%)
  3. Ten (11.3%)
  4. ABC (10.4%)
  5. SBS ONE (6.7%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (4.8%)
  2. 7TWO (4.6%)
  3. 10 Bold (4.1%)
  4. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.6%)
  5. 10 Peach (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.598 million
  2. Seven News/TT —  1.510 million
  3. Nine/NBN News  — 1.086 million
  4. Nine/NBN News  6.30 — 1.084 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 996,000
  6. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 987,000
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 947,000
  8. 7pm ABC News(ABC)  — 904,000
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 740,000
  10. Hot Seat (Nine) — 661,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News— 1.022 million

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.022 million
  2. Seven News/TT (Seven) — 959,000
  3. Nine News    — 819,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 816,000
  5. ACA (Nine) — 713,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 605,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 504,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 447,000
  9. 10 News First  — 412,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 277,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 456,000 (Metros: 287,000)
  2. Today (Nine) —295,000 (Metros: 190,000)
  3. ABC News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) —256,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 220,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 140,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 80,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. NRL: Brisbane v Canterbury (Fox League) — 199,000
  2. Aussie Gold Hunters (Discovery) — 86,000
  3. NRL: The Late Show With Matty Johns (Fox League) —71,000
  4. NRL: Thursday Night League (Fox League) —68,000
  5. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 59,000

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