Lego Masters' Hamish Blake and Ryan 'Brickman' McNaught. (Image: Nine)

Nine’s night with Lego Masters averaging 1.44 million after a credible performance by the hour of news from 6pm to 7pm — 1.44 million.

But good as that was, it was still a massive 552,000 behind the average for Seven’s hour of news of 1.99 million. For Seven the rest of the night didn’t hold up — 1.13 million for Home and Away and 1 million for House Rules. Just not enough.

On Ten from 7.30 onwards — 1.14 million for Masterchef as a lead in to Have You Been Paying Attention (HYBPA) from 8.30pm which averaged 1.24 million. 

Masterchef and Have You Been Paying Attention snaffled up the biggest share of viewers in the demos, even though Lego Masters topped the older demos. It shows how far Have You Been Paying Attention has risen in the minds of viewers to the point where a more expensive, once high flying ‘reality show’ like Masterchef is now a lead-in. 107,000 people from other networks or social media switched on from 8.30pm when HYBPA started.

In the regions, Seven News, 711,000, Seven News 6.30, 651,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm, 450,000, Home and Away, 410,000, 7pm ABC News, 398,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (27.9%)
  2. Seven (26.2%)
  3. Ten (21.9%)
  4. ABC (16.7%)
  5. SBS (7.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (21.7%)
  2. Seven (17.6%)
  3. Ten (16.7%)
  4. ABC (13.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.6%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (3.5%)
  2. 7TWO (3.3%)
  3. 10 Bold (3.2%)
  4. Gem (2.7%)
  5. 10 Peach (2.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 2.06 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.93 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.47 million
  4. Lego Masters (Nine) — 1.44 million
  5. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.41 million
  6. 7pm ABC News — 1.31 million
  7. Have You Been Paying Attention (Ten) — 1.24 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.17 million
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.15 million
  10. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.14 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.35 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.28 million
  3. Nine News 1.11 million
  4. Lego Masters (Nine) — 1.09 million
  5. Nine News 6.30 — 1.04 million

Losers: Seven — nothing after the 6pm to 7pm news.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.35 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.28 million
  3. Nine News 1.11 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 1.04 million
  5. 7pm ABC News – 909,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) – 816,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 741,000
  8. Australian Story (ABC) — 667,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 668,0000
  10. Four Corners (ABC) — 505,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 511,000/291,000
  2. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 332,000/216,000
  3. Today (Nine) – 326,000/209,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 231,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 207,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 102,000

Top five pay TV programs: 

1. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 77,000
2. Outlander (Fox One) — 76,000
3. The Bolt Report, Credlin (Sky News) — 69,000
4. PML Later (Sky News) — 50,000