Some of the cast of Gogglebox Australia.

It was Ten’s night in the ratings, even though it finished second in total people and the main channels behind Seven. Gogglebox Australia wrapped up the year with 1.08 million and the panel’s take on Nine’s Flop Island (Love Island) was spot on. Nine programmers should have been made to watch that and the outtakes.

The views of the panel matched that of the wider audience for Flop Island — creepy, rotten and just plain grubby. The Bachelorette did well for Ten — 911,000 — and there is, of course, the crossover with Gogglebox in that the Bachelorette herself is a former panel member on Gogglebox. How’s that for duelling banjo themes?

In regional areas it was Seven’s 6pm News with 511,000, Seven News/TT with 493,000, Home and Away and The Chase Australia 5.30pm — both with 322,000 and Gogglebox with 287,000

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (29.0%)
  2. Ten (23.3%)
  3. Nine (23.0%)
  4. ABC (18.0%)
  5. SBS (7.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (19.1%)
  2. Ten (17.2%)
  3. Nine (15.4%)
  4. ABC (12.2%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.3%)
  2. 10 Bold (3.8%)
  3. ABC Kids/Comedy (3.0%)
  4. 7mate (2.8%)
  5. GO, Gem (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

    1. Seven News — 1.3907 million
    2. Seven News/TT — 1.339 million
    3. Gogglebox Australia (Ten) — 1.081 million
    4. Nine/NBN News —6.30  — 989,000
    5. Nine News — 986,000
    6. The Bachelorette (Ten) — 911,000
    7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 907,000
    8. 7pm ABC News  — 904,000
    9. Home And Away (Seven) — 836,000
    10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 825,000

Top metro programs: None with 1 million or more viewers

Losers: Nine ran very dead, Seven not far behind

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 879,000
  2. Seven News/TT — 845,000
  3. Nine News  — 761,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 753,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 639,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 627,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 460,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 445,000
  9. Ten News First — 324,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 252,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise: National: 463,000, Metro: 279,000
  2. Today: National: 279,000, Metro: 179,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 244,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 220,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) —126,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 83,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Great Australian Bake-Off (LifeStyle) — 88,000
  2. OutBack Opal Hunters (Discovery) — 63,000
  3. Paul Murray Live, The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 42,000
  4. Gold Rush (Discovery) — 40,000

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