Plate of Origins (Image: Seven)

Plate of Origin — 485,000 for the three hours from 7.30. Three hours of pain for Seven, all self-inflicted. Not an error, just a poor program idea signed off by a struggling channel. The first of the double episodes averaged 514,000, the second, 455,000. It won’t be back. Nor will the several million dollars invested in the dud. 

The Block — 1.10 million for Nine; Halifax: Retribution — 772,000 — no audience growth for this one. Why bring it back, its like watching a long Zoom meeting?

Ten again fell to fourth behind Nine, Seven and the ABC. The Bach tonight should help — time for the honeymoon visits in a time of coronavirus. Zoom, Zoom, it’s an ad for a Mazda SUV or another murdered red rose sequence. Scentless TV. In breakfast Today continues to grow its audience away from the danger zone and is now a clear second. In the metros it was just 16,000 away from Sunrise. Sunrise led with 460,000 national and 266,000 metro viewers, Today was on 331,000 and 229,000, ABC News Breakfast on 304,000 and 200,000. 

In regional markets Seven News, 586,000; Seven News 6.30, 563,000; Home and Away, 376,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm 363,000; The 7pm ABC News, 336,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (30.2%)
  2. Seven (26.0%)
  3. ABC (18.9%)
  4. Ten (16.1%)
  5. SBS (8.7%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.6%)
  2. Seven (17.6%)
  3. ABC (14.4%)
  4. Ten (9.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.7%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (4.1%)
  2. 9Life (3.2%)
  3. 7TWO (3.3%)
  4. 7mate (3.6%)
  5. Gem (3.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.671 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.583 million
  3. Nine/NBN News   — 1.236 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30  — 1.233 million
  5. The Block (Nine) — 1.109 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine)  —- 1.109 million
  7. 7pm ABC News — 1.099 million
  8. Home and AwayThe Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 928,000
  9. Anh’s Brush With Fame (ABC) — 89,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.085 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.014 million

Losers: Plate Of Origin — free at last!

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.085 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.014 million
  3. Nine News —966,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 935,000
  5. ACA (Nine) — 781,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 762,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 589,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 452,000
  9. Ten News First — 346,000
  10. The Project 6.30 (Ten) — 316,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 460,000/266,000
  2. Today (Nine) — 331,000/229,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 306,000/202,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 224,000 
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 170,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 53,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 89,000
  2. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 75,000
  3. Credlin (Sky News) — 71,000
  4. Alan Jones (Sky News) —  68,000
  5. Wentworth (Fox Showcase) — 46,000

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