So what grabbed our attention last night? The Second Test, Australian v Pakistan, session 2 pulled in 1.15 million nationally and session 3 drew in 746,000, while The Edinburgh Tattoo on the ABC pulled in 786,000 nationally.

Insiders — second last program of the year — attracted 540,000 nationally, a good figure.

In regional markets it was Seven’s News first with 498,000, the second session of the Second Test with 387,000, the 7pm ABC News with 338,000, Tea Break in the Test with 316,000 and then The Edinburgh Tattoo on the ABC with 283,000.

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Network channel share:

Nine (30.8%)
Seven (28.1%)
ABC (18.4%)
Ten (15.5%)
SBS (7.2%)

Network main channels:

Seven (20.3%)
Nine (16.3%)
ABC (13.7%)
TEN (10.0%)
SBS ONE (3.5%)

Top 5 digital channels:

GO (6.3%)
Gem (4.3%)
7mate (4.1%)
10 Bold (3.7%)
ABC Kids/Comedy, 7TWO (2.8%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.44 million
  2. Cricket: First Test, Australia v Pakistan, Day 3, Session 2, (Seven) — 1.12 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.08 million
  4. 7pm ABC News — 978,000
  5. Cricket: First Test, Australia v Pakistan, Day 3, Tea, (Seven) — 975,000
  6. Cricket: First Test, Australia v Pakistan, Day 3, Session 1, (Seven) — 860,000
  7. Hamish and Andy’s Perfect Holiday (Nine) — 823,000
  8. Royal Edinburgh Tattoo – Sydney (ABC) —786,000
  9. Cricket: First Test, Australia v Pakistan, Day 4, Session 3 (Seven) — 746,000
  10. Cricket: First Test, Australia v Pakistan, Day 4 Dinner, (Seven) — 701,000

Top metro programs: None with a million or more viewers

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 951,000
  2. Nine News —812,000
  3. 7pm ABC News — 641,000
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 461,000
  5. The Sunday Project 7pm (Ten) — 328,000
  6. Sunday Night – Summer (Seven) — 242,000
  7. Ten News First — 209,000
  8. The Sunday Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 183,000
  9. SBS World News — 113,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC, ABC News ) — 540,000
  2. Weekend Sunrise: (Seven) — 395,000
  3. Landline — Summer (ABC) — 295,000
  4. Weekend Today (Nine) — 263,000
  5. Offsiders (ABC) — 246,000
  6. Sports Sunday (Nine) —147,000

Top 5 pay TV programs: 

  1. Cricket: First Test, Australia v Pakistan, Day 3 (Fox Cricket) —267,000
  2. Cricket: First Test, Australia v Pakistan, Day 3 (Fox Cricket) —222,000
  3. Cricket: First test, Australia v Pakistan – Tea For Two (Fox Cricket) — 200,000
  4. Cricket: First Test Australia v Pakistan – The Big Break (Fox Cricket) — 196,000
  5. Cricket: First Test, Australia v Pakistan, Day 3 (Fox Cricket) —192,000

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