60 minutes tv ratings
(Image: Nine Entertainment)

Nine won the night, easily, with The Block, 1.38 million doing better than the debut of Seven’s Beat The Chasers with 1.05 million. Both ran from 7pm to 8.30pm — 30 minutes too long.

At 8.30, 60 Minutes had 906,000 which clinched the easy win for Nine after the hour of news averaged 1.21 million. Ten’s Junior MasterChef, a top 10 finish as well with 679,000. Hasn’t moved very much at all.

Insiders had 663,000 viewers on the ABC Sunday morning and a national top 10 finish for the day thanks to the coverage of the Queensland state election. ABC News’ coverage on Saturday night averaged 249,000.

The rugby thrashing on Saturday night averaged 564,000 on Ten and 179,000 on Foxtel. Ten’s Derby Day, 173,000, Seven’s Sydney racing coverage, 227,000.

Deadly Decisions (AKA What the Liberal Party thinks happened with the Victorian COVID Crisis), 132,000 last night on Sky News with Peta Credlin.

In regional markets Seven News,469,000; Beat The Chasers, 386,000; The Block, 363,000, 7pm ABC News, 342,000; Restoration Australia, 285,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (34.6%)
  2. Seven (22.2%)
  3. Ten (18.5%)
  4. ABC (16.9%)
  5. SBS (7.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (24.4%)
  2. Seven (17.0%)
  3. Ten (12.9%)
  4. ABC (11.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.6%)

Top 5 digital channels:

  1. Gem (4.6%)
  2. 10 Bold (3.1%)
  3. GO (2.8%)
  4. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.7%)
  5. 7mate (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.38 million
  2. The Block (Nine) — 1.38 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.21 million
  4. Beat The Chasers (Seven) — 1.05 million
  5. 7pm ABC News — 989,000
  6. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 906,000
  7. Restoration Australia (ABC) — 826,000
  8. Junior MasterChef (Ten) — 679,000
  9. Insiders (ABC) — 663,000
  10. Road Kill (ABC) — 627,000

Top metro program:

  1. The Block (Nine) — 1.01 million

Losers: Seven — not competitive and not enough programming.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 926,000
  2. Seven News — 915,000
  3. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 649,000
  4. 7pm ABC News – 646,000
  5. The Sunday Project 7pm (Ten) — 436,000
  6. Ten News First — 298,000
  7. The Sunday Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 296,000
  8. Nine Late News — 293,000
  9. SBS World News — 189,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC, ABC News ) — 663,000
  2. Landline (ABC) — 420,000
  3. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) – 418,000
  4. Weekend Today (Nine) – 295,000
  5. Sports Sunday (Nine) — 222,000
  6. Offsiders (ABC) — 163,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Deadly Decisions (Sky News) — 132,000
  2. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 89,000
  3. F1: Italy (Fox Sports) — 80,000
  4. Outsiders (Sky News) — 72,000
  5. Outsiders (Sky News) –71,000

Peter Fray

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