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Again only one program of note: The Masked Singer. The reveal averaged 1.24 million nationally, down 71,000 from a week ago. The lead-up had 1.09 million, down as well. Nine won total people and the main channels, Ten won the demos (easily) but its total people and main-channel shares fell noticeably, as did the ABC’s.

And that was the night. Nothing else was worth noting except the ABC’s eco-warrior series Fight for Planet A, 662,000 last night — well down from the debut 803,000 last week. Anh’s Brush With Fame before it had 879,000, also down from the 986,000 a week earlier.

Nine boasted about how well Today (326,000 national and and 230,000 metro) did in the demos and on the east coast — folks, it’s a national TV market. Sunrise is ahead (454,000 national and 252,000 metro) and News Breakfast was third (331/221,000).

In regional markets it was Seven News 628,000, Seven News 6.30, 589,000, Home and Away 386,000, 7pm ABC News 372,000, and The Chase Australia 5.30pm 351,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (28.7%)
  2. Seven (25.8%)
  3. Ten (19.4%)
  4. ABC (17.4%)
  5. SBS (8.7%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.1%)
  2. Seven (16.7%)
  3. Ten (13.2%)
  4. ABC (12.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (3.7%)
  2. 10 Bold (3.6%)
  3. 7mate (2.9%)
  4. Gem, ABC Kids/Comedy (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.741 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.673 million
  3. Nine/NBN News  6.30 — 1.325 million
  4. Nine/NBN News  — 1.309 million
  5. The Masked Singer Reveal (Ten) — 1.244 million
  6. 7pm ABC News — 1.137 million
  7. The Masked Singer (Ten) — 1.098 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine)  —-1.057 million
  9. Home and Away (Seven) —994,000
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) —979,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.113 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.084 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.018 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 1.009 million

Losers: A night for desert island discs — anything except Masks on Ten.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.113 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.084 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.018 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 1.009 million
  5. ACA (Nine) — 780,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 765,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 619,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 558,000
  9. Ten News First — 415,000
  10. The Project 6.30 (Ten) — 332,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 454,000/252,000
  2. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 331,000/221,000
  3. Today (Nine) — 326,000/230,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 257,000 
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 159,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 73,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 79,000
  2. Credlin, The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 70,000
  3. Alan Jones (Sky News) — 67,000
  4. PML Later (Sky News) — 60,000

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