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A big night for Nine thanks to MAFS (1.52 million) and solid figures for the news and A Current Affair. Likewise for the ABC -- especially Australian StoryFour Corners and Media Watch, which all had more than a million national viewers.

Ten ended the reheated Australian Survivor All Stars with 1.2 million national viewers for the winner’s announcement and 1.1 million for the lead up. That helped Ten finish second behind Nine in total people and the main channels, leaving Seven in fourth spot after the ABC. Not Seven’s year.

The great COVID-19 news boost has ended with figures for last night showing little or no growth on a week ago. The gains on the week before were in the tens of thousands (and the losses as well) rather than in the hundreds of thousands. That’s not to say viewing isn’t at highs not seen for five years, or record levels for some programs. It is.