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Another night of fading ratings. Two ageing performers — The Block (1.1 million nationally) and The Bachelorette (808,000 nationally) — dominated, while everything else was ho-hum so far as the audience was concerned. The T20 game on Fox Sports came and went. The ABC had more viewers for its main channel than Ten, which confirms how little engaged the audience is in the final month or so of 2019 ratings. Love Island had 421,000 and Seven’s The Good Doctor continued its fade out of the national top 10 with 790,000. Nine’s Today sank again — 270,000 nationally and 163,000 in the metros. Death throes for the current set up?

In regional areas it was Seven’s 6pm news with 456,000, then Seven News/TT with 453,000, Home and Away with 325,000, The Good Doctor with 313,000 and Motorbike Cops with 306,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (28.0%)
  2. Seven (27.7%)
  3. Ten (18.7%)
  4. ABC (16.2%)
  5. SBS (8.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.0%)
  2. Seven (18.5%)
  3. ABC (12.2%)
  4. Ten (11.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.1%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (5.4%)
  2. GO (3.9%)
  3. Gem (3.5%)
  4. 7mate (3.3%)
  5. 7TWO (3.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.344 million
  2. Seven News/TT — 1.326 million
  3. The Block (Nine) — 1.100 million
  4. Nine/NBN News  — 1.013 million
  5. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 997,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 936,000
  7. Home And Away (Seven) — 868,000
  8. 7pm ABC News  — 847,000
  9. Gruen (ABC) — 834,000
  10. The Bachelorette (Ten) — 808,000

Losers: The usual suspects: Flop Island.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News —888,000
  2. Seven News/TT — 872,000
  3. Nine News  — 773,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 764,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 672,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 577,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 466,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 407,000
  9. Ten News First — 309,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 252,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise: National: 477,000, Metro: 277,000
  2. Today: National: 270,000, Metro: 163,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 242,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 188,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) —111,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 80,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Twenty20 Aus v Sri Lanka Game 2 (Fox Sports) — 213,000
  2. Twenty20 Aus v Sri Lanka Game 2 (Fox Sports) — 209,000
  3. Twenty20 Aus v Sri Lanka Game 2 (Fox Sports) — 205,000
  4. Love It Or List It Australia (LifeStyle) — 85,000
  5. Twenty20 Aus v Sri Lanka Pre-Game, Game 2(Fox Sports) — 59,000

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