TV ratings have you been paying attention

A quiet Monday night in late winter, The Block (1.14 million nationally for Nine) and Australia’s Got Talent (1.05 million for Seven) are sort of resting, building towards yet another climax this Sunday night. On Ten, Have You Been Paying Attention? got its answer: “Yes, they have” with 1.007 million watching after Australian Survivor (926,000) provided a handy lead-in.

The return of Nine’s This Time Next Year, the Karl Stefanovic-hosted feel good program didn’t have such a great performance. Its 2017 debut was a smash hit — 1.87 million national viewers, of which 1.28 million were in the metros. Last night however just 951,000 watched nationally, a plunge of more than 50%, while the metro audience almost halved to 681,000.

In regional Australia it was Seven’s 6pm News with 602,000, Seven News/Today Tonight with 552,000, The Chase Australia 5.30 pm, 401,000, Australia’s Got Talent, 378,000 and Home and Away with 370,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (28.5%)
  2. Seven (27.3%)
  3. Ten (19.7%)
  4. ABC (17.6%)
  5. SBS (6.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (21.4%)
  2. Nine(19.4%)
  3. Ten (14.6%)
  4. ABC (13.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.0%)

Top 5 digital channels:

  1. 7mate (3.3%)
  2. 10 Bold (3.1%)
  3. Gem (3.0%)
  4. 7TWO (2.7%)
  5. GO (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.66 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.58 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.27 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.25 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.17 million
  6. The Block (Nine) — 1.14 million
  7. Australia’s Got Talent (Seven) — 1.05 million
  8. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.05 million
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.04 million
  10. Have You been Paying Attention? (Ten) — 1.007 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.06 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.02 million

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.06 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.02 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 964,000
  4. Nine News — 937,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 819,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 666,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 618,000
  8. Australian Story (ABC) — 604,000
  9. Four Corners (ABC) — 593,000
  10. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 511,000
  11. Media Watch (ABC) — 521,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 447,000 (Metros: 268,000)
  2. Today (Nine) —298,000 (Metros: 190,000)
  3. ABC News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 249,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 205,000
  5. Studio 10 (Ten) — 138,000
  6. Today Extra (Nine) — 69,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 78,000
  2. AFL: On The Couch (Fox League) — 61,000
  3. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 60,000
  4. NRL: 360 (Fox League) — 56,000
  5. The Simpsons (Fox8) — 51,000

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