Karl Stefanovic

MAFS (1.44 million nationally, down from a high 1.583 million a week ago), again did it for Nine, even if the recent softness in audience numbers was apparent. (Doctor Doctor helped with 820,000, down from 834,000 a week ago.)

But it was another miserable breakfast for Nine — Today had its second sub-300,000 national audience (288,000) and sub-200,000 metro (186,000) in a row. It’s still not as bad as Tuesday morning when the metro figure hit 173,000, the lowest for Karl Stefanovic’s second coming as a Nine Messiah.

Seven’s Sunrise sails on — 460,000 nationally and 265,000 in the metros. The ABC’s Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell’s sketch on ABC chair Ita Buttrose was tough but fair.

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In the regions, Seven News 6.30 had 504,000, Seven News had 486,000, MAFS had 385,000, Home and Away had 342,000, and 7pm ABC News had 298,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (30.9%)
  2. Seven (24.4%)
  3. Ten (20.0%)
  4. ABC (16.7%)
  5. SBS (8.0%)


Network main channels:

  1. Nine (24.3%)
  2. Seven (16.6%)
  3. Ten (12.4%)
  4. ABC (12.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.9%)


Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (5.1%)
  2. 7TWO (3.3%)
  3. 7mate (2.9%)
  4. GEM (2.5%)
  5. GO (2.3%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MAFS (Nine) — 1.443 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.395 million
  3. Seven News — 1.379 million 
  4. Nine/NBN News     — 1.063 million
  5. Nine/NBN News 6.30  — 1.056 million
  6. 7pm ABC News —972,000
  7. ACA (Nine) —963,000
  8. Home and Away (Seven) — 883,000
  9. Hard Quiz (ABC) — 837,000
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 835,000

Top metro programs: MAFS (Nine) — 1.058 million

Losers: Seven, MKR, Nine, Nine/NBN News (again), Today (again)

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News, Seven News 6.30 — 892,000
  2. Nine News — 818,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 —806,000
  4. ACA (Nine) — 681,000
  5. 7pm ABC News — 674,000
  6. 7.30 (ABC) —585,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 445,000
  8. Ten News First —336,000
  9. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 279,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise: National: 460,000, Metro: 265,000 
  2. Today: National: 288,000, Metro: 186,000 
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 266,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 214,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) —151,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 68,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. MH370: The Untold Story (Sky News) — 162,000
  2. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 60,000
  3. Paul Murray Live  (Sky News), Credlin (Sky News) — 39,000

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