SAS Australia cast (Image: Supplied)

SAS Australia on Seven — 982,000, steadying around a 20% loss from the opening night. It’s consolidating at a lower level after losing viewers — understandably so given the contrived nature of the format and the bullying and harassment. 

It is really popular with men aged 16 to 39, and just a bit less popular with men 18 to 49 — the very age groups where harassment and bullying of women especially is problematic. It is nowhere near as popular with women of all age groups. The Block, 1.12 million, Junior MasterChef, 640,000, again not building an audience. 

Have You Been Paying Attention — 864,000, a third higher than Junior MasterChef. Ten’s best performer of the year.

Nine’s night from a distant Seven, then Ten and the ABC. 

In breakfast: Sunrise, 460,000/253,000; Today, 324,000/220,000, News Breakfast, 277,000/181,000.

In regional markets Seven News, 533,000; Seven News 6.30, 524,000; Home and Away, 361,000; 7pm ABC News, 320,000; The Block, 316,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (29.4%)
  2. Seven (26.0%)
  3. Ten (19.7%)
  4. ABC (17.6%)
  5. SBS (7.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (21.5%)
  2. Seven (18.2%)
  3. Ten (13.3%)
  4. ABC (13.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (3.6%)
  2. 7TWO (3.4%)
  3. Gem (2.8%)
  4. 7mate (2.7%)
  5. ABC Kids/Comedy, 10 Peach (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.53 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.53 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.21 million
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.16 million
  5. The Block (Nine) — 1.12 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.07 million
  7. 7pm ABC News — 1.02 million
  8. SAS Australia (Seven) — 982,000
  9. Home and Away (Seven) — 910,000
  10. Have You Been Paying Attention (Ten) — 864,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News 6.30 — 1.00 million
  2. Seven News — 1.00 million

Losers: No one really except SAS Australia. Not good

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News 6.30 — 1.00 million
  2. Seven News — 1.00 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 924,000
  4. Nine News — 888,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 754,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 704,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 588,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 535,000
  9. Australian Story (ABC) — 529,000
  10. Media Watch (ABC) — 430,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 460,000/253,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 324,000/220,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 277,000/181,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 219,000 
  5. Today Extra (Nine) – 174,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 48,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Alan Jones (Sky News) – 66,000
  2. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 60,000
  3. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 57,000
  4. PM Later (Sky News) — 55,000
  5. Credlin (Sky News) — 52,000

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