TV ratings bride and prejudice

Last night saw the networks digital channels grab a collective share of 32.6% of viewing on a night when Nine News couldn’t attract a million national viewers. By 7pm much of Australia has turned off the free to air main channels and gone elsewhere. Gogglebox Australia on Ten could only grab 776,000 national viewers — down sharply from when it was the only fresh program of note. Seven told us what it thought of Bride and Prejudice’s future — 627,000 nationally on a slow Thursday night means it won’t be back when this series ends. Today had another sub-300,00 national and sub-200,000 metro audience in the morning. And that was the night.

In regional areas Seven News/TT topped the night with 516,000, then Seven’s 6pm news with 500,000, Home and Away with 358,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 325,000 and the 7pm ABC News with 305,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (30.3%)
  2. Nine (25.8%)
  3. Ten (18.1%)
  4. ABC (17.8%)
  5. SBS (8.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (19.3%)
  2. Nne (18.1%)
  3. ABC (12.5%)
  4. Ten (11.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.09%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.2%)
  2. 10 Bold (4.1%)
  3. GO, 7mate (3.4%)
  4. ABC Kids/Comedy (3.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.404 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.378 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.055 million
  4. Nine/NBN News — 999,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 950,000
  6. Home And Away (Seven) —930,000
  7. 7pm ABC News — 908,000
  8. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) —  837,000
  9. Gogglebox Australia (Ten) — 776,000
  10. RBT (Nine) — 742,000

Top metro programs: None with a million or more viewers.

Losers: Nine, Seven and the ABC.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 904,000
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 862,00
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 772,000
  4. Nine News— 746,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 667,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 603,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) —480,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 397,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 265,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 225,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) National: 454,000, Metro 265,000
  2. Today (Nine) — National: 285,000, Metro: 193,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 234,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 209,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 123,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 70,000

Top five pay TV programs: N/A

  1. The Great Australian Bake-Off (LifeStyle) —110,000
  2. The Bolt Report (Sky News) —59,000
  3. Love It Or Lose It Australia (lifeStyle) — 58,000
  4. RWC: Ireland v Russia (Fox Sports 503) —52,000
  5. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 46,000

Peter Fray

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