SeaChange TV ratings
(Image: Nine Entertainment)

Where’s Diver Dan when you need him to add some URST (unresolved sexual tension) to the revamp of Seachange? Both William McInnes and David Wenham have aged and gone on to bigger and better things since their roles in the original series (which ended in 2000). It’s not nostalgia, its just the reheating of an old idea.

Last night’s debut on Nine had 1.1 million national viewers from 8.45pm, after The Block averaged 1.18 million as the lead in. You can bet that if The Block hadn’t been there then Seachange would have struggled to stay close to the million viewer mark. I’ll be back to see if it is any better second time around. But let’s hope it finds some URST rather quickly between now and then.

In regional areas Seven’s 6pm News with 582,000, Seven News/Today Tonight with 544,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 368,000, Home and Away with 363,000 and ACA with 323,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (30.2%)
  2. Seven (26.1%)
  3. Ten (19.7%)
  4. ABC (15.7%)
  5. SBS (7.6%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (22.6%)
  2. Seven (18.0%)
  3. Ten (13.5%)
  4. ABC (10.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: )

  1. 7mate, 10 Bold (3.6%)
  2. Gem (3.0%)
  3. 7mate (3.4%)
  4. GO, ABC Kids/Comedy (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.611 million
  2. Seven News/TT —  1.529 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30  — 1.258 million
  4. Nine/NBN News   — 1.213 million
  5. The Block (Nine) — 1.133 million
  6. Seachange (Nine) — 1.105 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.049 million
  8. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.022 million
  9. 7pm ABC News — 983,000
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 959,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.029 million

Losers: Seven — a weak line up.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News– 1.029 million
  2. Seven News/TT (Seven) — 985,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 941,000
  4. Nine News  — 935,000
  5. ACA (Nine) — 726,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 691,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 548,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 530,000
  9. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 424,000
  10. 10 News First  — 412,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 446,000 (Metros: 261,000)
  2. Today (Nine) —294,000 (Metros: 203,000)
  3. ABC News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) —256,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 191,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 133,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 81,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 76,000
  2. Jones & Credlin (Sky News) —59,000
  3. Credlin (Sky News) — 58,000
  4. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) —  55,000
  5. Family Guy (Fox8) — 53,000

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