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(Image: Nine Entertainment)

Nine’s night in total people and the main channels with The Block averaging 1.17 million national viewers. Ten again ate well in the demos because of The Bachelorette with 888,000 (but slipped to fourth behind the ABC, which had Gruen and its 1 million nationally). Love Island averaged 403,000 and is just puerile rubbish — it will be gone in 2020. Actual ratings on TV do matter — for all claims about the importance of streaming, Nine will kill Flop Island because viewers of its main channel can’t bring themselves to watch it.

Today had another weak morning — 269,000 nationally and 173,000 in the metros. Sunrise had 446,000 and 264,000. In regional markets it was Seven’s 6pm News with 506,000, Seven News/TT with 474,000, Home and Away with 344,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 319,000 and The Block with 304,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (27.1%)
  2. Seven (26.3.%)
  3. Ten (20.0%)
  4. ABC (18.0%)
  5. SBS (8.6%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (18.6%)
  2. Seven (17.7%)
  3. ABC (14.0%)
  4. Ten (12.4%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.7%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (5.1%)
  2. GO (3.3%)
  3. 7mate (3.0%)
  4. 7TWO, Gem (2.9%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.437 million
  2. Seven News/TT — 1.361 million
  3. The Block (Nine) — 1.176 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30  — 1.059 million
  5. Gruen (ABC) — 1.002 million
  6. Nine News — 995,000
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 974,000
  8. Home And Away (Seven) — 906,000
  9. 7pm ABC News  — 900,000
  10. The Bachelorette (Ten) — 888,000

Losers: Flop Island, Today

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 931,000
  2. Seven News/TT — 887,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 803,000
  4. Nine News — 765,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 704,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 607,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 487,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 466,000
  9. Ten News First — 350,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 294,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise: National: 446,000, Metro: 264,000
  2. Today: National: 269,000, Metro: 173,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 232,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 196,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) —118,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 92,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Gogglebox Australia (LifeStyle0 — 148,000
  2. Love It Or List It Australia (LifeStyle) — 122,000
  3. Find Me A Beach House (LifeStyle) — 58,000
  4. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 51,000
  5. The Bolt ReportRicho & Jones (Sky News) — 51,000

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