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Masterchef Australia (Image: Ten)

Seven won what would be called a “dirty night” in that only one program stood out, the rest was Spakfilla.

The big deal is that it is now less than a week to when NRL returns to Nine and Fox Sports — you can hear the start of the roar this morning from executives of both networks desperate for revenue to keep their businesses alive. 

Masterchef Australia won’t be threatened — 1.3 million last night on Ten, the most watched non-news program.

The rest of the schedules bored for COVID-19.

After next weekend, the NRL will lose its appeal and we will be back to waiting for the AFL to start in early June.

ABC News Breakfast (322,000/213,000) topped Today (2991,000/201,000( for second in breakfast behind Sunrise (511,000/291,000).

In the regions, Seven News, 653,000, Seven News 6.30, 613,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm, 417,000, 7pm ABC News, 397,000, Home and Away 352,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (26.5%)
  2. Nine (25.8%)
  3. Ten (23.4%)
  4. ABC (15.0%)
  5. SBS (9.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (18.7%)
  2. Ten (17.8%)
  3. Nine (16.8%)
  4. ABC (10.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (4.2%)
  2. 7TWO (3.5%)
  3. ABC Kids/Comedy, 7mate, GO (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.84 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.72 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.41 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.36 million
  5. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.30 million
  6. 7pm ABC News — 1.17 million
  7. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.07 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.05 million
  9. Home and Away (Seven) — 939,000
  10. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 845,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.19 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.11 million
  3. Nine News — 1.060 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 1.02 million

Losers: Except for Masterchef it wasn’t a good night at all

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.10 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.11 million
  3. Nine News — 1.06 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 1.02 million
  5. 7pm ABC News — 771,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) – 752,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 604,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 539,000
  9. Ten News First — 451,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 398,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 511,000/291,000
  2. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 322,000/213,000
  3. Today (Nine) – 299,000/201,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 281,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 167,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 84,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Aussie Gold Hunters (Discovery) — 104,000
  2. Peppa Pig (Nick Jr) — 68,000
  3. The Bolt Report (Sky News), Peppa Pig (Nick Jr)  – 67,000
  4. Credlin (Sky News) — 66,000

Peter Fray

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