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Australian Survivor ended last night with Ten the winner as the audience for both the winner’s announcement (1.32 million nationally) and the lead up (1.18 million) doing better than last year. In fact the audience for the winner’s announcement was up 153,000 on a year ago, or around 13%. That helped Ten sneak past a weak Seven into second in the main channels. Nine won total people and the main channels thanks to The Block (1.20 million) while Seachange again struggled and remained weak at 740,000 — just no traction at all. Nine’s 6pm news was again whipped by Seven — 1.63 million to 1.19 million.

The real winner though was again the ABC’s Old People’s Home For Four Year Olds. It makes all the ego maniacs and try-hards on Survivor and The Block look like… well, ego maniacs and try-hards. In regional markets it was Seven’s 6pm News with 581,000, from Seven News/TT with 553,000, Home and Away on 379,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 366,000 and The Block with 351,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (28.3%)
  2. Seven (24.9%)
  3. Ten (22.6%)
  4. ABC (17.0%)
  5. SBS (7.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (19.9%)
  2. Ten (16.7%)
  3. Seven (16.3%)
  4. ABC (12.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.5%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (3.5%)
  2. Gem (3.4%)
  3. 7TWO (3.2)
  4. 7mate (2.9%)
  5. GO (2.8%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.635 million
  2. Seven News/TT —  1.598 million
  3. Australian Survivor Winner Announcement (Ten) — 1.327 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.256 million
  5. The Block (Nine) — 1.208 million
  6. Nine/NBN News  — 1.194 million
  7. Australian Survivor Grand Finale (Ten) — 1.180 million
  8. ACA (Nine) — 1.110 million
  9. Home And Away (Seven) — 1.011 million
  10. 7pm ABC News — 1.006 million

Top metro program:

  1. Seven News 1.053 million
  2. Seven News/TT — 1.045 million
  3. Australian Survivor Winner Announcement (Ten) — 1.040 million

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.053 million
  2. Seven News/TT (Seven) —1.045 million
  3. Nine News 6.30— 953,000
  4. Nine News — 914,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 791,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 658,0000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 530,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 529,0
  9. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 389,000
  10. 10 News First  — 371,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 484,000 (Metros: 285,000)
  2. Today (Nine) —280,000 (Metros: 185,000)
  3. ABC News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) —249,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) —224,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) —124,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) —69,000

Pay TV 

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 77,000
  2. Jones & Credlin (Sky News) — 59,000
  3. Family Guy (Fox8) — 54,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) — 53,000
  5. The Simpsons (Fox8) — 52,000

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