australia's got talent ratings
(Image: 7PLus)

A quiet night where Seven’s Australia’s Got Talent sort of faded to beige in its last outing for the 2019 season — a mediocre audience nationally compared with The Block on Nine. Over on Ten it was back to the future with a night that saw most viewers ignore the channel. The most watched program on Ten was the 7pm Sunday Project with just 473,000 national viewers. Still, that was the 11th most watched program on a weak Sunday night.

The Block topped the night with 1.58 million . Australia’s Got Talent ended with 24,000 fewer people interested in the winner (1.17 million nationally) against the lead-up performance with 1.19 million. When fewer viewers are interested in the result than the lead-up, you know it’s a bored audience. In regional markets Seven News with 517,000, Australia’s Got Talent Grand Final with 449,000, The Block with 429,000, Australia’s Got Talent Winner Announced with 420,000 and the 7pm ABC News with 309,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (342.0%)
  2. Seven (30.7%)
  3. ABC (13.5%)
  4. Ten (12.9%)
  5. SBS (8.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (24.4%)
  2. Seven (23.0%)
  3. ABC (9.5%)
  4. Ten (7.7%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (4.8%)
  2. 10 Bold (3.2%)
  3. 7TWO, Gem (2.7%)
  4. 7mate (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The Block (Nine) — 1.583 million
  2. Seven News — 1.435 million
  3. Australia’s Got Talent Grand Final (Seven) — 1.195 million
  4. Australia’s Got Talent – Winner Announced (Seven) — 1.171 million
  5. Nine/NBN News — 1.170 million
  6. 7pm ABC News — 958,000
  7. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 866,000
  8. Sunday Night (Seven) — 668,000
  9. The Pool (ABC) — 648,000
  10. Les Norton (ABC) — 517,000

Top metro programs:

  1. The Block (Nine) — 1.155 million

Losers: Ten and Seven, especially Australia’s Got Talent.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 968,000
  2. Nine News— 872,000
  3. 7pm ABC News – 649,000
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 622,000
  5. Sunday Night (Seven) — 488,000
  6. The Sunday Project 7pm (Ten) — 333,000
  7. Ten Eyewitness News — 289,000
  8. The Sunday Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 222,000
  9. SBS World News — 158,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC, ABC News) — 498,000
  2. Landline (ABC) — 404,000
  3. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 392,000
  4. Weekend Today (Nine) — 249,000
  5. Offsiders (ABC) — 230,000
  6. Sports Sunday (Nine) — 199,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. F1: Singapore Race (Fox Sports) — 162,000
  2. RWC: Ireland v Scotland (Fox Sports) — 141,000
  3. RWC: England v Tonga (Fox Sports) — 125,000
  4. RWC: Pre Game England v Tonga (Fox Sports) — 110,000
  5. RWC: Pre-Game Ireland v Scotland (Fox Sports) — 94,000

Peter Fray

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