Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell (Image: ABC)

Everything went off the boil last night. Seven outshone Nine in total people but not in the main channels while Ten did well in both, finishing ahead of the ABC. It seemed to be a bit of a rest night.

Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell ended its season with 917,000 national viewers and a fond farewell — it will be missed amid the sterility of the rest of Australian TV. Ten’s Pilot Week saw I am Roxy. Ten will be happy that even 530,000 were interested in watching and no doubt triggered an upsurge in social media activity. Tonight sees the first day of the fifth and final Ashes test on Nine’s main channel (there’s no NRL game). In regional markets traditionalism reigned with Seven’s 6pm news with 544,000, Seven News/Today Tonight with 542,000, Home and Away 414,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm 354,000, and The Block on 330,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (28.1%)
  2. Nine (25.7%)
  3. Ten (20.5%)
  4. ABC (17.1%)
  5. SBS (8.7%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (19.2%)
  2. Seven (19.0%)
  3. Ten (13.3%)
  4. ABC (12.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (4.7%)
  2. 7TWO (3.3)
  3. 7mate (3.1%)
  4. 10 Peach (2.5%)
  5. GO (2.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.512 million
  2. Seven News/TT —  1.507 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.178 million
  4. The Block (Nine) — 1.163 million
  5. Nine/NBN News  — 1.131 million
  6. Home And Away (Seven) — 1.070 million
  7. ACA (Nine) — 1.026 million
  8. 7pm ABC News — 927,000
  9. Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (ABC) — 917,000
  10. The Bachelor (Ten) — 906,000

Losers: Seven; Grand Hotel on Nine.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 968,000
  2. Seven News/TT (Seven) —965,000
  3. Nine News 6.30— 884,000
  4. Nine News — 858,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 711,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 614,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 544,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 449,000
  9. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 372,000
  10. 10 News First  — 249,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 455,000 (Metros: 276,000)
  2. Today (Nine) —210,000 (Metros: 207,000)
  3. ABC News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) —280,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) —224,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) —152,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) —89,000

Pay TV Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Gogglebox Australia (LifeStyle) — 168,000
  2. Grand Designs Australia (lifeStyle) — 74,000
  3. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) —68,000
  4. The Bolt Report (Sky News) —57,000
  5. Richo & Jones (Sky News) — 52,000

Peter Fray

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