A huge night for Ten. But alas, my hero, Lion, has departed The Masked Singer. 1.56 million people tuned in last night to see the unmaking of the king of the beasts — that’s the biggest audience so far, after 1.25 million had watched the performance. That enabled an all-time record 1.28 million national viewers to watch Have You Been Paying Attention, meaning it held the bulk of The Masked Singer’s audience: every TV Network programmer’s dream. That, in turn, saw Ten swamp the demos, leaving Nine to gloat about The Block’s 1.3 million national audience and Seven to feel left right out and third in the main channels behind Ten in second and Nine on top.

And for all of Nine’s boasting about The Block, how about Love Island — 433,000 and beaten by Four Corners on the ABC with 729,000 and Media Watch with 646,000 and even Bride anPrejudice — 661,000. It must be the ultimate insult for one flop reality program to lose to another network’s flop reality program! In regional markets it was Seven’s 6pm news with 504,000, Seven News/TT with 487,000, The Masked Singer with 412,000, Home and Away with 339,000 and The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 333,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (27.4%)
  2. Seven (24.2%)
  3. Ten (24.0%)
  4. ABC (17.1%)
  5. SBS (7.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (19.9%)
  2. Ten (18.9%)
  3. Seven (16.5%)
  4. ABC (13.2%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.6%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (3.2%)
  2. 7TWO (3.1%)
  3. GO, GEM (2.9%)
  4. 7mate (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. 1.The Masked Singer (Ten) — 1.567 million
  2. Seven News — 1.513 million
  3. Seven News/TT — 1.463 million
  4. The Block (Nine) — 1.302 million
  5. Have You Been Attention (Ten) — 1.280 million
  6. The Masked Singer Performance (Ten) — 1.252 million
  7. Nine/NBN News 6.30  — 1.185 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.123 million
  9. Nine News — 1.079 million
  10. 7pm ABC News  — 992,000

Top metro programs:

  1. The Masked Singer (Ten) — 1.155 million
  2. Seven News — 1.009 million

Losers: Flop Island, Bride and Prejudice

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.009 million
  2. Seven News/TT — 976,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 884,000
  4. Nine News — 812,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 801,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 674,000
  7. Australian Story (ABC) — 662,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 609,000
  9. The Project 6.30 (Ten) — 525,000
  10. Four Corners (ABC) — 494,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise: National: 447,000, Metro: 269,000
  2. Today: National: 293,000, Metro: 187,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 239,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 202,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) —125,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 81,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 62,000
  2. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 61,000
  3. Kenny on Media (Sky News) — 50,000
  4. Credlin (Sky News) — 45,000
  5. The Simpsons (Fox8) — 36,000

Peter Fray

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