Big Brother 2020 (Image: Seven)

Ten’s MasterChef managed 1.25 million national viewers, The Voice on Nine averaged 1.12 million, Seven’s Big Brother not even a million — 990,000 and not anywhere near the top 10 national list. It was beaten by 7.30 (1.01 million). MasterChef and Have You Been Paying Attention (1.09 million) again dominated all the major demos. Both are demo-dominators, which is what Seven was sort of hoping for with Big Brother

Seven has renewed Big Brother for 2021, so it will continue its life in a third decade (after several long naps). The Voice is getting to the end of the series and looking weak in last night’s figures but Nine still won the night easily, from Seven scratchily and Ten positively, with the ABC valiantly fourth.

In brekkie it was Today third again (291,000 national and 195,000 metro) behind Sunrise first (475,000/268,000) and ABC News Breakfast second (306,000/202,000)

In the regions: Seven News, 715,000, Seven News 6.30, 700,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm, 462,000, Home and Away, 412,000, 7pm ABC News, 401,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (28.1%)
  2. Seven (24.0%)
  3. Ten (22.7%)
  4. ABC (17.9%)
  5. SBS (7.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.8%)
  2. Seven (17.1%)
  3. Ten (16.6%)
  4. ABC (13.9%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (4.0%)
  2. GO (2.8%)
  3. 7mate, Gem (2.3%)
  4. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.2%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.856 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.796 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.462 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.405 million
  5. 7pm ABC News — 1.269 million
  6. Masterchef (Ten) — 1.256 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.154 million
  8. The Voice (Nine) — 1.129 million
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven)— 1.100 million
  10. Have You Been Paying Attention (Ten) — 1.043 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News— 1.140 million
  2. Nine News — 1.127 million
  3. Seven News 6.30 — 1.096 million
  4. Nine News 6.30— 1.057 million

Losers:  Seven and Big Brother

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News— 1.140 million
  2. Nine News — 1.127 million
  3. Seven News 6.30 — 1.096 million
  4. Nine News 6.30— 1.057 million
  5. 7pm ABC News —868,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) —801,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 691,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 584,000
  9. Four Corners (ABC) — 544,000
  10. Media Watch (ABC) — 524,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 475,000/268,000
  2. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 306,000/202,000
  3. Today (Nine) — 291,000/195,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 218,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 169,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 87,000

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