TV ratings the good doctor

The Bachelorette — 886,000 nationally — was the most watched non news program but not enough to boost Ten’s main channel past the ABC’s. They both tied for third, though Ten again ate the demos. Seven ran another ep of the Good Doctor — 725,000 nationally and confirmation that Seven will want to be rid of it before it starts its summer of cricket in a week or so. Today had another sub par performance at breakfast (does the axe hover?).

In regional areas it was another usual suspects evening — Seven’s 6pm news with 484,000, Seven News/TT with 461,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 294,000, Home and Away with 290,000 and The Good Doctor with 277,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (27.8%)
  2. Nine (25.9%)
  3. Ten (19.9%)
  4. ABC (18.3%)
  5. SBS (8.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (18.2%)
  2. Nine (17.3%)
  3. ABC, Ten (13.1%)
  4. SBS ONE (4.2%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (4.3%)
  2. 7TWO (3.6%)
  3. GO (3.3%)
  4. 7mate (3.2%)
  5. Gem (3.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.319 million
  2. Seven News/TT — 1.268 million
  3. Nine/NBN News  — 995,000
  4. Nine /NBN News  6.30 — 992,000
  5. The Bachelorette (Ten) — 886,000
  6. 7pm ABC News  — 883,000
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 799,000
  8. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 779,000
  9. Home And Away (Seven) — 747,000
  10. The Good Doctor (Seven) — 725,000

Top metro programs: None with a million or more viewers

Losers: Nine just ran very dead. Flop Island again starred — 364,000 viewers nationally.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 835,000
  2. Seven News/TT — 807,000
  3. Nine News  — 763,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 748,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 631,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 614,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 456,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 375,000
  9. Ten News First — 323,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 212,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise: National: 477,000, Metro: 269,000
  2. Today: National: 284,000, Metro: 186,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) —244,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 189,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) —111,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 67,000

Top five pay TV programs: N/A

  1. The Great Australian Bake-Off (LifeStyle) — 106,000
  2. Gold Rush (Discovery) — 69,000
  3. Opal Hunters (Discovery) — 60,000
  4. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 48,000
  5. Paul Murray Live(Sky News), Love It Or List It Australia (lifeStyle) — 42,000

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