(Image: ABC)

Another Wednesday, another prime time dominated by the ABC. It’s now usual for the mid-week 7pm to 9pm slot to be won by the ABC.

The 7pm news averaged 891,000 nationally (just behind A Current Affair with 894,000), 7.30, 828,000, Hard Quiz, 855,000, Gruen, 810,000. Hard Quiz and Gruen were again the dominant non-news programs last night.

The ABC ran second in the main channels behind Seven and in front of Nine.

The combined share of the five networks’ non-main channels was 38.8%. The Big Bash League game faded — averaged 569,000 for the four hours from 7pm and helped Seven won the main channels, but not total people which saw Nine a narrow winner. 

The BBL game failed to make the national top 10 on the night (a further 142,000 watched the game on Foxtel). 

In breakfast Sunrise, 447,000 national and 264,000 metro viewers; Today, 287,000 national and 193,000 metro viewers; ABC News Breakfast, 271,000 national and 179,000 metro viewers.

In regional marketsSeven News, 485,000; Seven News 6.30, 469,000; 7pm ABC News, 274,000; The Chase Australia 5.30pm, 272,000; A Current Affair, 263,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (25.8%)
  2. Seven (25.6%)
  3. ABC (20.9%)
  4. Ten (18.9%)
  5. SBS (8.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (16.9%)
  2. ABC (15.8%)
  3. Nine (15.5%)
  4. Ten (9.4%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.40%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.7%)
  2. 10 Bold (4.6%)
  3. 10 Peach (4.1%)
  4. GO (3.0%)
  5. Gem (2.8%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.36 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.26 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.02 million 
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.01 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 894,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 891,000
  7. Hard Quiz (ABC) — 855,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 828,000
  9. Gruen (ABC) — 810,000
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 725,000

Top metro programs: None with a million or more viewers

Losers: Not the ABC or SBS, at least they are still trying

Top Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 879,000
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 788,000
  3. Nine News — 764,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 760,000 
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 606,000
  6. ABC News – 617,000
  7. 7.30 — 592,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 365,000
  9. Ten News First — 261,000
  10. The Project 6.30 (Ten) — 260,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 447,000/264,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 287,000/193,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 271,000/179,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 226,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) – 120,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 43,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Cricket: BBL Between The Innings (Fox Cricket) — 186,000
  2. Cricket: BBL (Fox Cricket) — 177,000
  3. Cricket: BBL (Fox Cricket) — 108,000
  4. Chris Smith Tonight (Sky News) — 52,000
  5. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 48,000