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A very weak night best illustrated by the fact that there were only two programs with a million or more viewers nationally or in any market — Seven’s 6pm News and the Seven News at 6.30. Nothing else.

The big winners on the night were the network’s digital channels (including the ABC and SBS) — a total people share of 39.0%. 10 Bold, one of Ten’s digital channels, had a share of 6% last night which was higher than SBS’s main channel with 5.2%.

Seven did its part for Australian culture by screening the AACTA Awards last night, with 404,000 tuning in. Last week Nine broadcast the ARIA Awards when 551,000 watched. A clear win for musics so far as viewers are concerned.

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In regional markets it was Seven’s 6pm News with 459,000, Seven News 6.30 with 454,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 293,000. and Better Homes and Gardens and the 7pm ABC News with 261,000 apiece.

Network channel share:

Nine (29.7%)
Seven (25.4%)
ABC (18.4%)
Ten (17.0%)
SBS (9.8%)

Network main channels:

Nine (18.6%)
Seven (16.4%)
ABC (12.5%)
Ten (8.1%)
SBS ONE (5.2%)

Top 5 digital channels:

10 Bold (6.0%)
Gem (4.4%)
GO (3.8%)
7TWO (3.6%)
ABC Kids/Comedy (3.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.298 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.296 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 971,000
  4. Nine/NBN News — 920,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 819,000
  6. David Attenborough: One Planet Seven Worlds (Nine) — 837,000
  7. 7pm ABC News — 832,000
  8. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 755,000
  9. Better Homes And Gardens – Christmas Countdown (Seven) — 686,000
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 632,000

Top metro programs: None with a million or more viewers

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News 6.30 —842,000
  2. Seven News —839,000
  3. Nine News — 725,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 682,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 616,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 571,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) —428,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 359,000
  9. Ten News First — 329,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 240,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise: National: 467,000, Metro: 271,000
  2. Today: National: 270,000, Metro: 180,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 248,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 205,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) —131,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 65,000

Top 5 pay TV programs:

  1. Love It Or List It Australia (LifeStyle) — 59,000
  2. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 58,000
  3. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 56,000
  4. Richo & Jones (Sky News) — 49,000
  5. Credlin (Sky News) — 41,000

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