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Nine’s night, from Seven and Ten with the ABC in fourth spot in total people. But in the main channels the ABC slipped into third ahead of Ten thanks to the return of Utopia with a bang (976,000 nationally). Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell averaged 956,000 and Hard Quiz had 902,000. All three did better than The Bachelor with 845,000, looking a bit trite around the gills. Nine’s The Block took the non-news cake with 1.09 million.

Seven’s one off special, The Celebrity Chase averaged 1.02 million from 7.30. A cheap celebrity version of the most successful program on Seven gave the network a little taste of prime time gold (The Chase runs from 5pm to 6pm normally, outside the start to prime time ratings and ad rates). The solid audience for The Celebrity Chase didn’t help the new program Cheat starting straight after — it could only hold 418,000 viewers.

In regional markets it was all Seven — the 6pm news on top with 559,000, Seven News/TT with 533,000, The Celebrity Chase with 398,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 371,000 and Home and Away with 331,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (26.7%)
  2. Seven (25.9%)
  3. Ten (19.7%)
  4. ABC (19.3%)
  5. SBS (8.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.2%)
  2. Seven (18.2%)
  3. ABC (14.1%)
  4. Ten (12.7%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.0%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (4.4%)
  2. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.8%)
  3. 7TWO (2.7%)
  4.  GO (2.6%)
  5. 10 Peach (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.588 million
  2. Seven News/TT —  1.541 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.152 million
  4. Nine/NBN News  — 1.104 million
  5. The Block (Nine) — 1.096 million
  6. ACA (Nine) — 1.086 million
  7. The Celebrity Chase (Seven) — 1.027 million
  8. Home And Away (Seven) — 983,000
  9. Utopia (ABC) — 976,000
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 965,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.029 million
  2. Seven News/TT — 1.008 million

Losers:  Cheat on Seven.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.029 million
  2. Seven News/TT (Seven) —1.008 million
  3. Nine News 6.30— 875,000
  4. Nine News — 838,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 777,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 632,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 504,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 440,000
  9. 10 News First  — 372,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 262,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 453,000 (Metros: 268,000)
  2. Today (Nine) —2304,000 (Metros: 209,000)
  3. ABC News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) —260,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) —pre-empted
  5. Today Extra (Nine) —pre-empted
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) —68,000

Pay TV

  1. Gogglebox Australia (LifeStyle) — 205,000.
  2. Grand Designs Australia (LifeStyle) — 77,000
  3. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 70,000
  4. NRL: 360 (Fox League) — 59,000
  5. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 58,000

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