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No football, no nothing, it was a night to endure — even Gogglebox (942,000) was feeling the end of year ennui. The brief sweep through the AFL and NRL grand finals in its final ep for 2020 demanded a little more comment. 
But the Goggleboxers’ reactions to the Seven reality program SAS Australia were spot on — WTF, horror, offense — and might help explain to the dills at Seven why 20% of the original debut audience haven’t returned.

The series greenlights bullying of the most gratuitous and atrocious kind. Those contestants are not doing themselves any favours for allowing their names to be associated with it. 

Gogglebox (the most watched non-news program) followed another ep of the interminably dull The Bachelorette (581,000). That means 361,000 extra viewers (more than half the Blondettes’ audience) tuned in to watch Gogglebox. Big message there, Ten. Nine ran The Block (it was the normal Wednesday ep pushed out a night by Sunday’s NRL Grand Final). It managed 925,000 — eaten by Gogglebox.

Meanwhile in breakfast, Sunrise led with 481,000 national and 282,000 metro viewers (the highest for some weeks); Today had 324,000 and 231,000, while ABC News Breakfast averaged 313,000 and 212,000 (also its best morning for several weeks. 

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In regional markets: Seven News, 549,000; Seven News 6.30, 532,000; Home and Away, 338,000; The 7pm ABC News, 321,000; The Chase Australia 5.30pm 317,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (27.6%)
  2. Nine (27.2%)
  3. Ten (21.5%)
  4. ABC (15.8%)
  5. SBS (7.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (19.1%)
  2. Seven (16.4%)
  3. Ten (14.0%)
  4. ABC (10.7%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.7%)
  2. 7mate (4.6%)
  3. 10 Bold (3.5%)
  4. GO (3.2%)
  5. 10 Peach (2.9%) 

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.530 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.525 million 
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30  — 1.163 million
  4. Nine/NBN News  — 1.111 million
  5. 7pm ABC News — 993,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine)  —- 965,000
  7. Gogglebox Australia (Ten) — 942,000
  8. The Block (Nine) — 925,000
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 880,000
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 827,000


Top metro programs: None with a million or more

Losers:  All weak except for the final Gogglebox.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News 6.30 — 994,000
  2. Seven News — 982,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 875,000
  4. Nine News  —867,000
  5. ACA (Nine) — 685,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 671,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 586,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 465,000
  9. Ten News First— 318,000
  10. The Project 6.30 (Ten) — 268,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 481,000/282,000
  2. Today (Nine) — 324,000/231,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 313,000/212,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 225,000 
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 143,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 59,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 87,000
  2. Alan Jones (Sky news) — 81,000
  3. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 77,000
  4. Credlin (Sky News) — 67,000
  5. Outback Opal Hunters (Discovery) — 55,000