(Image: Seven Network)

Seven’s SAS Australia — 974,000 — had no competition (from The Block, which ends next Sunday night) and the audience grew from last week’s 859,000, but still can’t return to a million ore more, as it started out. Thursday’s report on the collapse in morality in Australia’s special forces will emphasise why this program is inappropriate for TV anywhere, let alone in Australia.

Seven won total people from Nine, Ten and the ABC. But in the main channels it was Seven, Nine, the ABC and Ten.

Go Netflix and Stan (and Apple and Disney and Amazon if so minded).

In breakfast: Sunrise, 451,000 nationally and 259,000 in metro markets; News Breakfast, 311,000/201,000; Today, 308,000/208,000.

In regional markets: Seven News, 554,000; Seven News 6.30, 503,000; Home and Away, 375,000; 7pm ABC News, 344,000; The Chase Australia 5.30pm, 338,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (27.7%)
  2. Nine (25.5%)
  3. Ten (20.2%)
  4. ABC (19.2%)
  5. SBS (7.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (19.6%)
  2. Nine (17.9%)
  3. ABC (14.7%)
  4. ABC (13.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.10%)

Top 5 digital channels:

  1. 10 Bold (4.0%)
  2. 7TWO (3.7%)
  3. GO (2.8%)
  4. 7mate (2.6%)
  5. 10 Peach (2.3%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.51 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.44 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.22 million
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.17 million
  5. 7pm ABC News — 1.08 million
  6. SAS Australia (Seven) — 974,000
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 941,000
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 928,000
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 896,000
  10. Australian Story (ABC) — 867,000

Top metro programs: none with a million or more viewers

Losers: SAS Australia — rotten program, no redeeming feature

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 959,000
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 931,000
  3. Nine News — 920,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 899,000
  5. 7pm ABC News – 735,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 666,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 610,000
  8. Australian Story (ABC) — 601,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 480,000
  10. Media Watch (ABC) — 477,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 451,000/259,000
  2. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 311,000/201,000
  3. Today (Nine) – 303,000/208,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 212,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) – 144,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 49,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Alan Jones (Sky News) – 89,000
  2. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 88,000
  3. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 64,000
  4. Credlin (Sky News) — 60,000
  5. The Undoing (Fox Showcase) — 59,000

Peter Fray

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