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Viewers of Ten, Nine and Seven snored as the ABC entertained the masses, again on a Wednesday.

From 7.30pm onwards the ABC led the night in prime time with 7.30 (892,000), Hard Quiz, 950,000 (the most watched non-news program) and Gruen, 920,000. Reputation Rehab at 9pm, 513,000.

Seven won because of the now-usual large margin over Nine in the 6pm news slot and a solid showing by Home and Away (903,000).

Nine is running dead.

The ARIAs 7.30 to 9.30pm, 404,000 in what was essentially public service programming. The ABC was third in total people and in the main channels and well ahead of Ten which is battening down for an ultra low cost summer.

In breakfast Sunrise, 479,000/288,000 viewers; ABC News Breakfast, 298,000/195,000; Today, 295,000 and 198,000. 

In regional marketsSeven News, 469,000; Seven News 6.30, 464,000; Home and Away, 352,000; The Chase Australia 5.30pm, 288,000; 7pm ABC News, 285,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (28.8%)
  2. Nine (25.1%)
  3. ABC (20.5%)
  4. Ten (17.3%)
  5. SBS (8.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (18.3%)
  2. Nine (16.1%)
  3. ABC (15.5%)
  4. Ten (9.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.9%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (4.7%)
  2. 7mate (4.6%)
  3. 7TWO (4.3%)
  4. 10 Peach (3.3%)
  5. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.8%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.37 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.34 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.10 million 
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.04 million
  5. Hard Quiz (ABC) — 950,000
  6. Gruen (ABC) — 920,000
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 903,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 892,000
  9. ABC News — 888,000
  10. A Current Affair (Nine) — 887,000

Top metro programs: None with a million or more viewers.

Losers: Viewers of Ten, Nine and Seven 

Top Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 904,000
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 873,000
  3. Nine News — 818,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 783,000 
  5. 7.30 — 631,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 629,000
  7. ABC News – 603,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 415,000
  9. Ten News First — 292,000
  10. The Project 6.30 (Ten) — 267,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 471,000/288,000
  2. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 298,000/195,000
  3. Today (Nine) – 295,000/195,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 209,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) – 131,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 50,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Cricket: WBBL First Semi-Final (Fox Cricket) — 65,000
  2. The Great British Sewing Bee (LifeStyle), Alan Jones (Sky News) — 55,000
  3. Credlin (Sky News) — 54,000
  4. Paul Murray, Chris Smith Tonight (Sky News) — 50,000