Some of the cast of Gogglebox Australia.

What a dull night. Ten was the only network to take viewers seriously.

Gogglebox Australia was the most watched non-news program, building on the 715,000 who watched The Blondettes battle it out with others in white face.

Seven won (thanks to the big lead from the hour of news from 6 to 7pm which averaged 1.43 million, 300,000 more than Nine’s hour which averaged 1.13 million).

No AFL or NRL makes for a very different night. A Current Affair was back in the national top 10.

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This weekend it’s boot, ball, hoof, skirt and tyres: AFL and NRL tonight and tomorrow, Rugby Union Sunday in the second test between the Wannabes and the All Blacks and the Super Netball grand final as well. There’s also the women’s NRL competition which is in its second last round.

The Bathurst 1000 is on Sunday, plus the Caulfield Cup tomorrow. Even though none of these events have happened, just the thought of them is more interesting than what was on TV last night.

In breakfast Today recovered from Wednesday’s sudden slip. Sunrise led with 419,000/241,000 viewers, Today was on 326,000/219,000. ABC News Breakfast averaged 284,000/189,000.

In regional markets Seven News, 488,000; Seven News 6.30, 485,000; Home and Away, 328,000; 7pm ABC News, 312,000; The Chase Australia 5.30pm 288,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (28.7%)
  2. Nine (25.3%)
  3. Ten (21.6%)
  4. ABC (17.0%)
  5. SBS (7.4.%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (18.0%)
  2. Nine (17.8%)
  3. Ten (14.9%)
  4. ABC (11.7%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.6%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (4.6%)
  2. 7TWO (4.1%)
  3. 10 Bold (3.5%)
  4. 10 Peach (2.8%) 
  5. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.45 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.42 million 
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.16 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.12 million
  5. 7pm ABC News — 1.02 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 903,000
  7. Gogglebox Australia (Ten) — 864,000
  8. Home and Away (Seven) — 803,000
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 784,000
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 752,000

Top metro programs: None with a million or more

Losers: Weak

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 962,000
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 932,000
  3. Nine News — 903,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 847,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 647,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 665,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 532,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 454,000
  9. Ten News First — 313,000
  10. The Project 6.30 (Ten) — 302,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 419,000/241,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 316,000/219,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 311,000/204,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 195,000 
  5. Today Extra (Nine) – 158,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 60,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 99,000
  2. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 87,000
  3. Supercars Bathurst (Fox Sports) — 77,000
  4. Credlin (Sky News) — 75,000
  5. Alan Jones (Sky News) — 73,000