budget ashes ratings

MAFS had 1.34 million for 90 minutes. Seven’s Big Bash game had 820,000 nationally, and Seven News was again streeted Nine News by more than 400,000 — pulling an average of 1.47 million across the hour against 1.03 million for Nine. Seven won total people, but Nine won the main channels and the demos.

In regional areas, Seven News had 505,000, Seven News 6.30 had 474,000, MAFS had 353,000, Home and Away had 350,000, and Big Bash Innings Break was 337,000.

Network channel share:

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  1. Seven (31.0%)
  2. Nine (30.0%)
  3. Ten (16.9%)
  4. ABC (13.8%)
  5. SBS (8.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (23.5%)
  2. Seven (21.9%)
  3. Ten (10.7%)
  4. ABC (8.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.1%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (4.1%)
  2. 10 Bold (3.7%)
  3. 7TWO (3.4%)
  4. Gem (3.0%)
  5. ABC Kids/Comedy, 10 Peach (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.502 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.438 million 
  3. MAFS (Nine) — 1.345 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30    — 1.049 million
  5. Nine/NBN News  — 1.029 million
  6. ACA (Nine) — 999,000
  7. Big Bash Innings Break (Seven) — 975,000
  8. 7pm ABC News — 953,000
  9. Home And Away (Seven) — 945,000
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 864,000

Losers: MAFS viewers

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News —996,000
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 964,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 —778,000
  4. Nine News  — 771,000
  5. ACA (Nine) — 728,000
  6. 7pm ABC News —676,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) —437,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 446,000
  9. Ten News First — 398,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 288,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise: National: 483,000, Metro: 281,000 
  2. Today: National: 288,000, Metro: 196,000 
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 273,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 229,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) —138,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 83,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. BBL: Between The Innings (Fox Cricket) — 316,000
  2. BBL: Stars v Thunder (Fox Cricket) — 267,000
  3. BBL: Stars v Thunder (Fox Cricket) —246,000
  4. BBL: The Night Watchmen (Fox Cricket) —141,000
  5. BBL: B4 The Bash (Fox Cricket) — 89,000

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