Ratings the front bar
The Front Bar (Image: Channel 7)

Seven was the only broadcaster to celebrate one of this weekend’s footy finals, with a special ep of The Front Bar (651,000 nationally). Nine ran dead — remember how Nine used to put out outrageous (and low rating) finals editions of the AFL and NRL Footy Shows?. All dullsville over at Nine these days. No wonder the NRL is lagging behind the AFL in terms of audience numbers.

Seven’s broadcast on Saturday evening will easily eclipse Nine’s evening game on Sunday night. Seven’s financial position might be dire, but at least someone there still understands the importance of sticking with a key sport and its fans until the final game of the season. At Nine, Hugh Marks and Peter Costello couldn’t give a damn.

Seven won the night from Nine, Ten and the ABC. Ten’s Gogglebox with 848,000 was the most-watched non-news program again. The Blondette averaged 642,000.

In regional markets Seven News, 517,000; Seven News 6.30, 491,000; Home and Away, 322,000; The Chase Australia 5.30pm 311,000; The 7pm ABC News, 288,000.

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Network channel share:

  1. Seven (30.9%)
  2. Nine (25.1%)
  3. Ten (21.0%)
  4. ABC (15.7%)
  5. SBS (5.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (17.9%)
  2. Nine (14.8%)
  3. Ten (13.2%)
  4. ABC (12.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.3%)

Top 5 digital channels:

  1. 7TWO (6.2%)
  2. 10 Bold (4.2%)
  3. Gem (3.8%)
  4. 7mate (3.7%)
  5. 10 Peach (3.3%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.451 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.414 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.099 million
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.086 million
  5. 7pm ABC News — 950,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) —- 946,000
  7. Gogglebox Australia (Ten) — 848,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 818,000
  9. Home and Away (Seven) — 807,000
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 793,000

Top metro programs: None with a million or more.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 933,000
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 923,000
  3. Nine News — 847,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 —836,000
  5. ACA (Nine) — 680,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 662,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 555,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 436,000
  9. Ten News First — 301,000
  10. The Project 6.30 (Ten) — 262,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 448,000/253,000
  2. Today (Nine) — 333,000/237,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 289,000/189,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 203,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 143,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 47,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Credlin (Sky News) — 75,000
  2. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 71,000
  3. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) —67,000
  4. Alan Jones (Sky News) — 66,000
  5. Outback Opal Hunters (Discovery) — 58,000