Another night of TV lockdown, or that’s what it seems from the couch, and lie-low.

Using the Victorian traffic light ranking system, free-to-air and pay TV (i.e. Foxtel) are orange/red zones and should not be admitted into your home without a period of isolation — i.e. being turned off at the wall — unless you are in the green zone streaming from Netflix, Stan, Apple etc where you are free to graze and be sure to find something interesting.

I’m A Celebrity on Ten, with 1.01 million nationally, was the most watched non-news program. The rest of the top 10 national list was news and current affairs and the fourth day of the fourth Test between Australia and India. Seven’s BL game didn’t make the list. (Unlike last year there’s no tennis on Nine yet because of COVID.) The third session of the Test — which was curtailed by rain in Brisbane late in the day — averaged 794,000.

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Nine won total people and the main channels, Ten did well in the demos. Today and tonight more of the same.

Late news from Hollywood, deadline.com is reporting that US President Donald Trump could be expelled from the only union he has joined in his career, SAG-AFTRA. Trump has appeared in 12 TV series, including The Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice, and 10 movies (Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is the best known).

Breakfast: Sunrise, 469,000 national and 258,000 metro viewers; ABC News Breakfast: 295,000 and 198,000; Today, 293,000 and 192,000.

Regional: Seven News, 521,000; Seven News 6.30, 513,000; 7pm ABC News, 327,000; Nine News, 313,000; Nine News 6.30, 303,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (27.9%)
  2. Seven (25.2%)
  3. Ten (23.7%)
  4. ABC (14.1%)
  5. SBS (9.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (18.3%)
  2. Seven (17.7%)
  3. Ten (14.8%)
  4. ABC (9.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.2%)

Top 5 digital channels:

  1. 10 Bold (5.1%)
  2. 7TWO (4.2%)
  3. 10 Peach (3.3%)
  4. GO (3.0%)
  5. ABC Kids/Comedy/TV Plus (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.60 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.49 million
  3. Nine News — 1.33 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 1.27 million
  5. 7pm ABC News — 1.01 million
  6. I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here (Ten) — 1.01 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 987,000
  8. Cricket: 4th Test, Australia v India, day 4, session 3 (Seven) — 794,000
  9. 7.30 — summer (ABC) — 755,000
  10. Cricket: 4th Test, Australia v India, day 4, session 2 (Seven) — 720,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.08 million
  2. Nine News — 1.03 million

Losers: Just another weak night, but hey, it’s summer.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News –1.08 million
  2. Nine News — 1.03 million
  3. Seven News 6.30 — 974,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 57,000
  5. ACA (Nine) — 696,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 687,00
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 501,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 464,000
  9. Ten News First –339,000
  10. The Project 6.30 (Ten) — 316,000

Morning (national) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 469,000/258,000
  2. News Breakfast (ABC) — 295,000/198,000
  3. Today (Nine) – 293,000/192,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) – n/a
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 156,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 57,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Cricket — Australia v India 4th Test, day 4 (Fox Cricket) — 234,000
  2. Cricket — Australia v India 4th Test, day 4 Tea (Fox Cricket) — 233,000
  3. Cricket — Australia v India 4th Test, day 4 (Fox Cricket) — 231,000
  4. Cricket — Australia v India 4th Test, day 4 (Fox Cricket) — 195,000
  5. Cricket: BBL (Fox Cricket) — 185,000

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