(Image: 9Now)

Seven won total people by a hair — 25.7% to Ten’s 25.6%. Seven hasn’t much to cheer about lately. Ten easily won the money figure — the main channels — with a share of 19.3% to 17.6% for Seven. MasterChef Australia grabbed 1.33 million and the final episode of GoggleBox Australia had 1.13 million — the top two non-news programs of the night.

Seven was again held up by strong figures for the 6pm news hour — an average of 1.86 million — 458,000 more than Nine’s average for the same hour (1.40 million).

ACA’s recent weakness continues. It fell to 998,000 nationally, behind the 7pm ABC News with 1.24 million, but in front of the 7pm part of The Project on Ten (914,000). In the metros, while ABC News won the slot with 840,000, The Project with 679,000 metro viewers slipped past ACA, which only had 673,000. That was close, and a rare finish ahead. 

Seven’s Home and Away continues to be weak in the metros — 562,000, well behind ABC, The 7pm Project and ACA. It used to win the slot a while ago.

In Breakfast Today (332,000 metro and 212,000 national) just nipped past ABC News Breakfast (329,000/207,000), with Sunrise (521,000/306,000) still in front.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (25.7%)
  2. Ten (25.6%)
  3. Nine (24.4%)
  4. ABC (15.0%)
  5. SBS (9.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Ten (19.3%)
  2. Seven (17.6%)
  3. Nine (16.4%)
  4. ABC (10.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (6.1%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (4.0%)
  2. 7TWO (3.4%)
  3. 7mate, Gem (2.7%)
  4. ABC Kids/Comedy, GO (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News —1.910 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.810 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.445 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.358 million
  5. MCA (Ten) — 1.331 million
  6. 7pm ABC News — 1.247 million
  7. Gogglebox Australia (Ten) — 1.133 million
  8. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.116 million
  9. ACA (Nine) — 998,000
  10. Home and Away (Seven) — 936,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.232 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.165 million
  3. Nine News — 1.078 million
  4. MCA (Ten) — 1.015 million
  5. Nine News 6.30 — 1.000 million

Losers: Nine, Seven (after 6-7pm)

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.232 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.165 million
  3. Nine News — 1.078 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 1.000 million
  5. 7pm ABC News — 840,000
  6. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 679,000
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 673,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 596,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 463,000
  10. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 438,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 521,000/306,000
  2. Today (Nine) — 332,000/212,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 329,000/207,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 309,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 174,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 89,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Aussie Gold Hunters (Discovery) — 106,000
  2. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 85,000
  3. Selling Houses Australia (LifeStyle) —72,000
  4. Credlin  (Sky News) —705,000
  5. Paul Murray Live(Sky News) — 63,000

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