TV ratings have you been paying attention

Nine (The Block, 1.29 million nationally) had a smallish win in total people and the main channels over a wandering Seven (which night is it?). Ten snacked (again) on the demos with Have You Been Paying Attention? at 1.07 million, after the return of The Amazing Race Australia averaged 832,000. That will be the high until the final ep comes around. Love Island is still on Nine. With 433,000 it means Nine slipped from first with The Block to a distant fourth in the time slot.

Seven News/Today Tonight led in the regionals with 544,000, then Seven’s 6pm news with 517,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 360,000 and Home and Away and The Block with 353,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (28.0%)
  2. Seven (26.5%)
  3. Ten (20.9%)
  4. ABC (16.9%)
  5. SBS (7.7%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (19.7%)
  2. Seven (17.1%)
  3. Ten (15.5%)
  4. ABC (13.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (4.3%)
  2. Gem (3.5%)
  3. 10 Bold, GO (3.3%)
  4. 7TWO (3.2%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.474 million
  2. Seven News/TT — 1.466 million
  3. The Block (Nine) — 1.298 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30  — 1.146 million
  5. Have You Been Attention (Ten) — 1.072 million
  6. Nine News — 1.047 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.018 million
  8. Home and Away (Seven)  — 977,000
  9. 7pm ABC News — 908,000
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 890,000

Losers: Flop Island, Bride and Prejudice, again

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 949,000
  2. Seven News/TT — 930,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 879,000
  4. Nine News — 81,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 725,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 616,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 588,000
  8. Australian Story (ABC) — 576,000
  9. Four Corners (ABC) — 513,000
  10. The Project 7pm (Ten)  — 509,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise: National: 457,000, Metro: 271,000
  2. Today: National: 289,000, Metro: 186,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 237,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 219,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) —124,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 75,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. F1: Mexico Race (Fox Sports 506) — 75,000
  2. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 59,000
  3. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 53,000
  4. Kenny on Media (Sky News) — 49,000
  5. PML Later (Sky News)  — 37,000

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