Tom Gleeson hard quiz TV ratings
(Image: ABC)

Forget the 6pm news results for Nine and Seven. From then on the night was the ABC’s with Hard Quiz (1.04 million) the most watched non-news program. Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell with 901,000 was the third-most watched non-news program. The Bacchelor averaged 872,000 for Ten and that was the night.

That was after the 7pm ABC News (1.15 million) easily beat A Current Affair (962,000) and Home and Away (962,000), and 7.30 (949,000) easily won its timeslot. 

Seven and Nine ran dead. What both served up last night was a load of old tosh — repeats of Highway Patrol and the movie Wonder Woman, a repeat of RBT and a fresh Emergency (fancy that: 765,000, making it the 5th most watched non-news program. Ratings wonders never cease to amaze). 

In regional markets it was Seven News 6.30 577,000, Seven News 575,000, 7pm ABC News 379,000, Home and Away 357,000, and The Chase Australia 5.30pm 341,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (26.6%)
  2. Nine (25.0%)
  3. ABC (19.5%)
  4. Ten (19.0%
  5. SBS (10.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven, Nine (18.1%)
  2. ABC (14.8%)
  3. Ten (11.8%)
  4. SBS ONE (6.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (4.6%)
  2. 7TWO (4.1%)
  3. 10 Peach (2.5%)
  4. 7mate (2.4%)
  5. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.3%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.700million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.677 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.312 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.255 million
  5. 7pm ABC News — 1.155 million
  6. Hard Quiz (ABC) — 1.043 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 979,000
  8. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven), A Current Affair (Nine)  —- 962,000
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 959,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.125 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.055 million
  3. Nine News — 1.012 million

Losers: ABC’s night — Ten OK, while Seven and Nine ran dead.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.125 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.055 million
  3. Nine News — 1.012 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 958,000
  5. 7pm ABC News – 776,000
  6. ACA (Nine) — 687,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 667,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 571,000
  9. Ten News First — 373,000
  10. The Project 6.30 (Ten) — 344,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 492,000/286,000
  2. Today (Nine) — 339,000/237,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 320,000/213,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) —245,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) —160,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 82,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 77,000
  2. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 76,000
  3. Alan Jones (Sky News), Credlin (Sky News) — 69,000
  4. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 48,000

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