A close night Nine won over Seven and Ten. From 8.40pm Seven went to episode three of Cheat and the audience fled — 371,000 — after Celebrity Chase had averaged 913,000 (down from the previous week’s 1.02 million).

Nine wasn’t much better. Once The Block had ended at 8.30 pm (1.12 million), Nine’s debutante Grand Hotel saw the audience flee as well — it averaged 496,000. And over on Ten it was a similar story: once The Bachelor and his flock had finished preening (959,000), My Life Is Murder saw its audience slump to 582,000.

That left the ABC shows Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (984,000) and Utopia (893,000) well ahead. Even Diary of an Uber Driver on the ABC (402,000) beat Cheat. In regional markets it was the usual lineup — Seven’s 6pm news with 584,000, Seven News/TT with 536,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 395,000, Home and Away with 357,000, and Nine News 6.30 with 311,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (26.3%)
  2. Nine (26.2%)
  3. Ten (22.3%)
  4. ABC (18.3%)
  5. SBS (6.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (19.3%)
  2. Seven (17.2%)
  3. Ten (14.1%)
  4. ABC (13.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (5.5%)
  2. 7TWO (3.4%)
  3. 7mate (2.9%)
  4.  GO (2.6%)
  5. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.618 million
  2. Seven News/TT —  1.503 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.226 million
  4. Nine/NBN News  — 1.170 million
  5. The Block (Nine) — 1.128 million
  6. ACA (Nine) — 1.073 million
  7. Home And Away (Seven) — 1.002 million
  8. Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (ABC) — 984,000
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 974,000
  10. The Bachelor (Ten) — 959,000

Top metro program:

  1. Seven News — 1.034 million

Losers:  Cheat on Seven, Grand Hotel on Nine

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.034 million
  2. Seven News/TT (Seven) —967,000
  3. Nine News 6.30— 915,000
  4. Nine News — 870,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 771,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 655,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 551,000
  8. The Project7pm (Ten) — 504,000
  9. 10 News First  — 364,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 286,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 440,000 (Metros: 260,000)
  2. Today (Nine) —303,000 (Metros: 208,000)
  3. ABC News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) —260,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) —211,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) —147,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) —75,000

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