the amazing race
(Image: The Amazing Race/Twitter)

It was Ten’s turn to finish off a 2019 series with the final of The Amazing Race which pulled in 970,000 for the winner’s final race and 829,000 for the lead up. That was better than had it been broadcast a month ago when Seven and Nine would have far more serious competition in their schedules. Meet The Fockers on Nine from 8.30pm to 10.50pm attracted 318,000 national viewers.

Nine might have won total people and the main channels but Ten won the demos. Seven had fillers after the second cricket test ended a day early. The third episode of Love on The Spectrum drew in 655,000 — very close to the first episode’s 656,000.

In the regions it was Seven’s 6pm News with 484,000, then Seven News 6.30 with 469,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 290,000, Nine News 6.30 with 276,000, and A Current Affair with 271,000.

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Network channel share:

Nine (25.7%)
Seven (24.5%)
Ten (21.3%)
ABC (17.9%)
SBS (10.6%)

Network main channels:

Nine (16.2%)
Seven (14.80%)
ABC (13.7%)
Ten (13.3%)
SBS ONE (6.7%)

Top 5 digital channels:

Gem (4.9%)
10 Bold (4.7%)
7mate (3.5%)
7TWO (3.2%)
10 Peach (2.8%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News 6.30 — 1.37 million
  2. Seven News — 1.36 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.04 million
  4. Nine/NBN News —994,000
  5. The Amazing Race — Winner’s Finish (Ten) — 970,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 940,000
  7. 7pm ABC News — 917,000
  8. The Amazing Race — Final (Ten) — 829,000
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 741,000
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 737,000

Top metro programs: None with a million or more viewers

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News 6.30 —906,000
  2. Seven News —877,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 765,000
  4. Nine News — 730,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 669,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 660,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) —515,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 460,000
  9. Ten News First — 351,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 241,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise: National: 467,000, Metro: 276,000
  2. Today: National: 305,000, Metro: 203,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 257,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 227,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) —120,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 84,000

Top 5 pay TV programs:

  1. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 62,000
  2. Jones & Credlin (Sky News) — 59,000
  3. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 48,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) — 45,000
  5. Family Guy (Fox8) — 44,000

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