(Image: ABC Studios)

Seven debuted 2018 US series The Rookie last night. With 643,000 nationally from 9pm, it looks like it will be ratings dust soon. Nine’s The Block (1.19 million nationally last night) and Seven’s Australia’s Got Talent (1.02 million nationally) kicked off this week’s gripping reality content. Ten stalwarts Have You Been Paying Attention (994,000) and Australian Survivor (985,000) did better among the young demos. Overall it was Nine’s night from Seven and Ten with the ABC at the back of the field.

Karl Stefanovic’s This Time Next Year averaged 838,000 compared with 956,000 for the dull debut a weak earlier. In regional areas it was Seven’s night with the 6pm News averaging 596,000, Seven News/Today Tonight with 553,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 396,000, Australia’s Got Talent on 384,000 and Home and Away on 360,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (27.7%)
  2. Seven (27.0%)
  3. Ten (20.6%)
  4. ABC (17.7%)
  5. SBS (7.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (20.8%)
  2. Nine(19.4%)
  3. Ten (15.0%)
  4. ABC (13.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate, 10 Bold (3.5%)
  2. Go, Gem (2.8%)
  3. 7TWO (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.661 million
  2. Seven News/TT —  1.586 million
  3. Nine/NBN News  6.30 — 1.289 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.237 million
  5. Nine/NBN News  — 1.199 million
  6. The Block (Nine) — 1.197 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.032 million
  8. Australia’s Got Talent (Seven) — 1.025 million
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.006 million
  10. Have You been Paying Attention (Ten) — 994

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News— 1.061 million
  2. Seven News/TT — 1.032 million

Losers: This Time Next Year.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News– 1.061 million
  2. Seven News/TT (Seven) — 1.032 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 961,000
  4. ACA (Nine) — 913,000
  5. Nine News   — 888,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 668,000
  7. Four Corners (ABC) — 653,000
  8. Media Watch (ABC) — 619,000
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 571,000
  10. Australian Story (ABC) — 568,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 455,000 (Metros: 283,000)
  2. Today (Nine) —308,000 (Metros: 201,000)
  3. ABC News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 250,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 214,000
  5. Studio 10 (Ten) — 139,000
  6. Today Extra (Nine) — 71,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 87,000
  2. AFL: On The Couch (Fox League) — 69,000
  3. NRL: 360 (Fox League), Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 61,000
  4. Credlin (Sky News) — 57,000

Peter Fray

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