Plate of Origin ratings
Plate of Origin judges Matt Preston, Manu Feildel and Gary Mehigan (Image: Seven)

Plate of Origin. 571,000 nationally — another night, another flop. If this was based on a real cafe or eatery, it would have been punted. JobKeeper can’t save it one bit.

Seven finished second on the night (and in the main channels) because the offerings on the ABC and Ten were weak. (Who really wants to know about costuming on The Masked Singer? That behind-the-scenes ep is usually after the competition ends, not before. Snore.)

It averaged 825,000 last night, down from the million-plus reveal eps on Monday and Sunday nights.

Nine’s remake of Halifax: Retribution reached 719,000, down 30% from The Block’s 1.02 million.

Nine won the night, Seven improved to second in the main channels and second in total people, Ten was third in total people but fourth in the main channels behind the ABC.

In breakfast Today continues to grow its audience away from the danger zone and is now a clear second. Sunrise 450,000/254,000 viewers; Today 326,000/220,000; ABC News Breakfast 298,000/202,000.

That’s the second sub-300,000 national audience in a row for News Breakfast.

In regional markets Seven News 588,000; Seven News 6.30, 561,000; the 7pm ABC News 373,000; Home and Away 359,000; The Chase Australia 5.30pm 354,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (29.6%)
  2. Seven (25.1%)
  3. Ten (18.6%)
  4. ABC (17.4%)
  5. SBS (9.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.0%)
  2. Seven (16.0%)
  3. ABC (13.3%)
  4. Ten (12.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (4.3%)
  2. 10 Bold (3.5%)
  3. 7TWO (3.1%)
  4. 9Life (3.0%)
  5. GO, 10 Peach (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.698 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.588 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.315 million
  4. Nine/NBN News  — 1.314 million
  5. 7pm ABC News — 1.097 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine)  — 1.053 million
  7. The Block (Nine) — 1.026 million
  8. Home and Away (Seven) — 930,000
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30 pm (Seven) — 919,000
  10. Anh’s Brush with Fame (ABC) — 898,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.026 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.027
  3. Nine News — 1.013 million

Losers: Plate Of Origin — the disaster continues.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.026 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.027
  3. Nine News — 1.013 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 996,000
  5. ACA (Nine) — 734,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 724,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 592,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 519,000
  9. Ten News First — 375,000
  10. The Project 6.30 (Ten) — 301,000

Morning (national) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 450,000/254,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 326,000/220,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 298,000/202,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 219,000 
  5. Today Extra (Nine) – 167,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 78,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: Carlton v Sydney (Fox Footy) — 202000
  2. AFL: Adelaide v GWS (Fox Footy) — 119,000
  3. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 70,000
  4. AFL: Post Game (Fox Footy) — 68,000
  5. Alan Jones (Sky News) — 64,000