Gruen ABC tv ratings
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Nothing of note on the main channels last night except on the ABC, a story told by the combined share of the non-main channels last night — 38.3%.

The ABC won the main channels from Seven and Nine (Seven won total people from Nine ands the ABC). Ten was somewhere far behind.

The ABC’s Hard Quiz — 848,000 — and Gruen — 849,000 — were the dominant non-news programs last night. In fact the ABC easily won from 7.30pm onwards.

Tonight whingeing Seven starts its coverage of the Big Bash men’s cricket — prepare to be bored.

In breakfast Sunrise, 460,000/274,000 viewers; ABC News Breakfast, 296,000/199,000;Today, 275,000 and 187,000.

In regional markets: Seven News, 466,000; Seven News 6.30, 434,000; The Chase Australia 5.30pm, 272,000; A Current Affair, 263,000; 7pm ABC News, 250,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (25.2%)
  2. Nine (24.8%)
  3. ABC (22.0%)
  4. Ten (18.9%)
  5. SBS (9.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. ABC (16.1%)
  2. Seven (15.8%)
  3. Nine (15.2%)
  4. Ten (9.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.0%)

Top 5 digital channels:

  1. 10 Bold (5.1%)
  2. 7TWO (5.0%)
  3. 10 Peach (3.8%)
  4. ABC Kids/Comedy (3.3%)
  5. 7mate (2.8%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.31 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.25 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.00 million
  4. Nine/NBN News — 970,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 869,000
  6. Gruen (ABC) — 849,000
  7. 7pm ABC News — 848,000
  8. Hard Quiz (ABC) — 844,000
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 756,000
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 703,000

Top metro programs: None with a million or more viewers

Losers: Not the ABC or SBS, at least they try.

Top metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 843,000
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 813,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 757,000
  4. Nine News — 754,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 606,000
  6. ABC News – 598,000
  7. 7.30 — 530,00
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 367,000
  9. Ten News First — 269,000
  10. The Project 6.30 (Ten) — 223,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 460,000/274,000
  2. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 296,000/199,000
  3. Today (Nine) – 275,000/187,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 210,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) – 121,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 44,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: AFL Draft (Fox Footy) — 119,000
  2. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 63,000
  3. Escape To The Chateau (LifeStyle) — 46,000
  4. Credlin (Sky News) — 45,000
  5. Chris Smith Tonight (Sky News) — 41,000