Junior MasterChef
Junior MasterChef (Image: Ten)

Nine won from Seven, Ten and the ABC (Ten and the ABC drew for third in the main channels). Ten’s second episode of Junior MasterChef Australia did OK with 729,000 — higher than the first ep’s 703,000 on Sunday night — but there was a big tune-in for Have You Been Paying Attention which followed with 847,000. 

Junior MasterChef ran third behind The Block on Nine with 1.16 million, 7.30 on the ABC with 954,000, Australian Story with 939,000 and Four Corners with 816,000. From 8.40pm Nine showed RBT (550,000) which put it behind the ABC and Ten as well. In fact the ABC was tops for a while.

And Seven? Oh, it finished a very distant fourth from 7.30pm with back-to-back eps of Border Security (550,000 and 529,000) until 8.30pm and then the movie Crazy Rich Asians which averaged 446,000. Another weak night for Seven, no matter its spin. It was weak, full stop.

In breakfast, the holiday in some states and the lingering late clock resets for daylight saving have gone and viewing levels are back to normal, except for ABC News Breakfast which remains weak. Sunrise had 451,000 national and 258,000 metro; Today, 343,000 and 236,000, News Breakfast, 271,000 and 179,000.

In regional markets: Seven News, 578,000; Seven News 6.30, 551,000; The Chase Australia 5.30pm, 360,000; Home and Away, 345,000; 7pm ABC News351,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (28.4%)
  2. Seven (25.9%)
  3. Ten (20.60%)
  4. ABC (17.8%)
  5. SBS (7.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.3%)
  2. Seven (17.3%)
  3. ABC ,Ten (14.1%)
  4. SBS ONE (4.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (4.0%)
  2. 7TWO (3.6%)
  3. 7mate (3.3%)
  4. Gem (2.4%)
  5. GO (2.2%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News —1.631 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.563 million
  3. Nine/NBN News  — 1.209 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.177 million
  5. The Block — (Nine) — 1.168 million
  6. 7pm ABC News — 1.097 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine)  — 1.019 million
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 954,000
  9. Australian Story (ABC) — 939,000
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 910,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.051 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.012 million

Losers: Seven, again.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.051 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.012 million
  3. Nine News  — 937,000
  4. Nine News 6.30  — 901,000
  5. 7pm ABC News — 753,000
  6. ACA (Nine) — 748,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 643,000
  8. Australian Story (ABC) —  619,000
  9. Four Corners (ABC) — 553,000
  10. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 497,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 451,000/258,000
  2. Today (Nine) — 343,000/236,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 271,000/179,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 234,000 
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 162,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 58,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 105,000
  2. Credlin (Sky News) — 78,000
  3. Alan Jones (Sky News) — 77,000
  4. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 739,000
  5. PML Later (Sky News) — 62,000

Peter Fray

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