Gruen ABC tv ratings
(Image: ABC iView)

The Block’s 1.30 million viewers was easily the largest group outside of Seven News/TT (1.43 million) and Seven’s 6pm news with 1.42 million. By way of contrast, Nine News’ 6.30 segment averaged just 1.10 million and Nine’s 6pm news, 1.05 million. That’s another hiding. Gruen returned for the ABC at 8.30pm — 1.04 million, which was 16% more than Hard Quiz at 8pm (906,000). Ten had a very poor night and was pushed to fourth by the ABC in total people and the main channels.

Nine boasted how well the Grand final special of The Footy Show did — it had 496,000 national viewers, with 238,000 of those in Melbourne where it topped the night. Let’s see how The Front Bar’s grand final show audience stacks up tonight. In regional markets it was Seven’s 6pm news with 510,000, from Seven News/TT with 507,000 from Home and Away with 366,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 338,000, and Celebrity Chase with 332,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (33.4%)
  2. Seven (25.8%)
  3. ABC (18.1%)
  4. Ten (15.8%)
  5. SBS (7.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (26.0%)
  2. Seven (16.6%)
  3. ABC (13.6%)
  4. Ten (8.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (4.9%)
  2. 7TWO (3.4)
  3. 7mate (3.29%)
  4. GO (3.1%)
  5. Gem (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News/TT — 1.431 million
  2. Seven News —  1.424 million
  3. The Block (Nine) — 1.309 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.103 million
  5. Nine/NBN News  — 1.055 million
  6. Gruen (ABC) — 1.049 million
  7. ACA (Nine) — 1.015 million
  8. Home And Away (Seven) — 945,000
  9. Hard Quiz (ABC) — 906,000
  10. 7pm ABC News — 905,000

Losers: Ten

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News/TT — 924,000
  2. Seven News (Seven) —914,000
  3. Nine News 6.30— 809,000
  4. Nine News — 796,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 703,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 608,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 528,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 444,000
  9. 10 News First  — 330,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 243,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 478,000 (Metros: 280,000)
  2. Today (Nine) —290,000 (Metros: 190,000)
  3. ABC News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) —240,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) —204,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) —142,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) —76,000

Pay TV Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Gogglebox Australia (LifeStyle) — 116,000
  2. Love It Or List It Australia (lifeStyle) — 98,000
  3. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) —61,000
  4. Find Me A Beach House (LifeStyle) — 55,000
  5. Richo & Jones, The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 53,000

Peter Fray

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