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TV ratings bride and prejudice

Another night dominated by underperformance. Nine’s Love Island saw its audience fall to 402,000 from 639,000 on Monday night — a fall of more than a third. And to make it worse the lead in, The Block averaged 1.23 million, so the loss of audience was a massive 66%. Not a good look.

The island flops again. Seven wasn’t left out — Bride and Prejudice had 645,000 nationally and Secret Bridesmaid’s Business had 532,000. Ten managed another good audience for the reveal of The Masked Singer with 1.20 million. But the performance part of show averaged 987,000 — so the tune in was more than 20%. Good in a way, but it means the bulk of the program is underperforming compared to the reveal. Nine won from Seven, Ten and the ABC. The result was immaterial, it was the weak performances of these programs that was interesting.

In regional years another night of the usual suspects with Seven’s 6pm News with 566,000, Seven News/TT with 542,000, Home and Away with 365,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 347,000 and The Block with 338,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (28.8%)
  2. Seven (27.2%)
  3. Ten (18.6%)
  4. ABC (16.5%)
  5. SBS (9.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (19.6%)
  2. Seven (17.5%)
  3. Ten (12.4%)
  4. ABC (12.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.9%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. Gem (4.4%)
  2. 10 Bold (4.1%)
  3. 7mate (3.7%)
  4. 7mate (3.2%)
  5. GO (3.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.515 million
  2. Seven News/TT —  1.485 million
  3. The Block (Nine) — 1.235 million
  4. The Masked Singer Reveal (Ten) — 1.202 million
  5. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.055 million
  6. Home And Away (Seven) — 998,000
  7. Nine/NBN News  —992,000
  8. The Masked Singer performance (Ten) — 987,000
  9. 7pm ABC News — 972,000
  10. A Current Affair (Nine) —962,000

Losers:  Seven — Secret Bridesmaid Business, Bride and Prejudice, Love Island.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 966,000
  2. Seven News/TT (Seven) —9320,000
  3. Nine News 6.30— 799,000
  4. Nine News — 752,000
  5. 7pm ABC News — 671,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 669,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 533,000
  8. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 511,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 464,000
  10. 10 News First  — 315,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 421,000 (Metros: 248,000)
  2. Today (Nine) —282,000 (Metros: 188,000)
  3. ABC News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) —243,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) —224,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) —145,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) —71,000

Pay TV 

  1. Jones & Credlin (Sky News) — 62,000
  2. The Simpsons (Fox8) — 60,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox8) — 58,000
  4. Bolt Report (Sky News) — 67,000
  5. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 56,000

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