Gruen ABC tv ratings
(Image: ABC iView)

Another Wednesday with only the ABC giving a damn about what viewers might be interested in watching, rather than being served up spak filla.

Nine won total people with Seven second, the ABC third and Ten fourth — though in the main channels ABC pushed up to second and Seven third. In fact the ABC won the night from 8.30pm onwards as Gruen averaged 1.06 million from 8.30pm, topping The Block which averaged 1.04 million from 7.30pm to 8.40pm.

The debuting Reputation Rehab did well first up with 757,000, and Planet America also did well with 617,000. Seven’s movie The Justice League averaged 403,000 until 11 pm (and almost faded to black). After The Block, Nine ran Australian Crime Stories, 484,000 and not so gripping, nor was a Nine News special on catching Perth’s Claremont killer which could only muster 261,000 lonely souls from 9.40pm. Ten’s The Bachelorette from 7.30pm had 634,000. Dreary.

In regional markets it was Seven News, 563,000; Seven News 6.30, 544,000; Home and Away, 377,000; The Chase Australia 5.30pm, 331,000; 7pm ABC News, 312,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (27.2%)
  2. Seven (25.1%)
  3. ABC (21.7%)
  4. Ten (17.8%)
  5. SBS (8.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (10.9%)
  2. ABC, Seven (16.9%)
  3. Ten (10.8%)
  4. SBS ONE (4.8%)

Top 5 digital channels:

  1. 7TWO (4.3%)
  2. 10 Bold (4.0%)
  3. GO (2.8%)
  4. 10 Peach (2.7%)
  5. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.564 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.519 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.127 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.120 million
  5. Gruen (ABC) — 1.060 million
  6. The Block (Nine) — 1.048 million
  7. 7pm ABC News — 972,000
  8. ACA (Nine) — 959,000
  9. Hard Quiz (ABC) —- 956,000
  10. Home and Away(Seven) — 912,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.001 million

Losers: An action replay of the previous Wednesdays — Only the ABC was trying.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.001 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 975,000
  3. Nine News — 878,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 861,000
  5. ACA(Nine) — 692,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 661,000
  7. 7.30(ABC) — 623,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 483,000
  9. The Project 6.30 (Ten) — 302,000
  10. Ten News First — 282,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise(Seven) — 457,000/268,000
  2. Today(Nine) — 303,000/210,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 290,000/193,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 214,000
  5. TodayExtra (Nine) — 151,000
  6. Studio 10(Ten) — 53,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Gogglebox Australia(LifeStyle) — 152,000
  2. Credlin (Sky News) — 80,000
  3. The Bolt Report(Sky News) — 72,000
  4. Paul Murray (Sky News) — 71,000
  5. Alan Jones (Sky News) — 61,000

Peter Fray

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