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(Image: Ten)

Non-action replay of the past few Sundays: Nine wins, Seven loses, Ten does OK, the ABC picks up a fraction. Seven loses despite starting with a big margin from 6pm to 7pm news win of 356,000. 

Masterchef Australia won the non-news battle (again) with 1.27 million. People’s fave Poh Ling Yeow was tossed last night … will that damage the remaining episodes? Big Brother could only manage 1.04 million and survived the confected brush-with-COVID teaser rubbish. It was almost like BB “jumped the shark” last night in a desperate attempt to grab viewers.

The Voice averaged 1.13 million and 60 Minutes 979,000. Again that’s why Nine won easily and Seven was left well behind, despite that solid lead at 7pm. Masterchef topped all the demos with Big Brother second and The Voice left behind.

In the morning, Insiders from 9am to 10am, 638,000 nationally — no kick from the morning after the Eden-Monaro by election vote (651,000 the previous Sunday nationally).

In the regions, Seven News, 604,000, Nine News 389,000, Big Brother 341,000, 7pm ABC News, 338,000, The Voice, 320,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (30.2%)
  2. Seven (24.3%)
  3. Ten (21.8%)
  4. ABC (15.3%)
  5. SBS (8.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (22.1%)
  2. Seven (17.7%)
  3. Ten (17.0%)
  4. ABC (11.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (3.7%)
  2. GO, Gem (2.8%)
  3. 7TWO (2.6%)
  4. 7mate (2.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.80 million
  2. Nine/NBN News — 1.44 million
  3. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.27 million
  4. The Voice (Nine) — 1.22 million
  5. 7pm ABC News — 1.09 million
  6. Big Brother (Seven) — 1.04 million
  7. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 979,000
  8. Grand Designs (ABC) — 803,000
  9. Sunday Project 7pm (Ten) — 729,000
  10. Operation Buffalo (ABC) — 702,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.20 million
  2. Nine News — 1.05 million

Losers: A replay of last Sunday night — snore

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.20 million
  2. Nine News — 1.05 million
  3. 7pm ABC News – 752,000
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 697,000
  5. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 531,000
  6. Nine News Late — 406,000
  7. The Project 6.30 (Ten) — 337,000
  8. 10 News First — 301,000
  9. SBS World News — 194,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC, ABC News) — 638,000
  2. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) – 438,000
  3. Landline (ABC) — 424,000
  4. Weekend Today (Nine) – 329,000 
  5. Offsiders (ABC) — 266,000
  6. Sports Sunday (Nine) — 224,000

Top five pay TV programs: 

  1. NRL: Manly  v Newcastle (Fox League) — 229,000. 
  2. NRL: Canterbury v Souths (Fox League) — 218,000
  3. AFL: Melbourne v Richmond (Fox Footy) — 211,000
  4. AFL: Adelaide  v Fremantle (Fox League) — 175,000
  5. AFL: GWS v Hawthorn (Fox Footy) — 167,000

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