Today tv ratings
(Image: Nine Entertainment)

The Block managed 1.25 million nationally and it was Nine’s night — even though Love Island followed with 407,000, as 800,000 viewers of The Block decided they would rather cut their nails, wash their hair, go to bed, read a book or pick out zits than watch it. Bride & Prejudice, Seven’s entrant in the worst TV program of the year, ended up 10th nationally with 713,000. That’s because apart from The Block there was nothing on TV last night, hence the combined share of the networks was 35.2%. In breakfast, another miserable outing for Today with just 261,000 national and 179,000 metro viewers against Sunrise’s 490,000 national and 301,000 metro. Change is going to come at Today. The last month of sub-200,000 metro ratings tells us the bulk of the audience doesn’t want to tune in, and the regional audience is not far behind.

In regional markets it was Seven’s 6pm News on top with 510,000, then Seven News/TT with 461,000, The Block with 358,000, Home and Away with 337,000 and The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 330,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (30.5%)
  2. Seven (28.5%)
  3. Ten (17.8%)
  4. ABC (14.4%)
  5. SBS (8.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.4%)
  2. Seven (16.6%)
  3. Ten (11.1%)
  4. ABC (9.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.7%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (5.6%)
  2. 10 Bold (4.3%)
  3. GO,Gem (3.8%)
  4. 7TWO (3.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.432 million
  2. The Block (Nine) — 1.254 million
  3. Seven News/TT — 1.120 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30  — 1.117 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.029 million
  6. Nine News — 1.025 million
  7. Home And Away (Seven) — 915,000
  8. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 879,000
  9. 7pm ABC News  — 869,000
  10. Bride & Prejudice (Seven) — 713,000

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 922,000
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 842,000
  3. Nine News — 782,000
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) — 738,000
  5. Seven News/TT — 659,00
  6. 7pm ABC News — 593,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 469,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 434,000
  9. Ten News First — 313,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm — 248,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise: National: 490,000, Metro: 301,000
  2. Today: National: 261,000, Metro: 179,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 247,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 206,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) —112,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 67,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 63,000
  2. Paul Murray Live; Jones & Credlin (Sky News) — 55,000
  3. Blue Bloods (TVHits) — 41,000
  4. PML Later (sky News) — 39,000

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