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Q+A on the ABC was down to 428,000 nationally last night after the Back Roads lead-in rose to 787,000 at 8pm. That was a drop of 359,000 people — up from 276,000 people last week. Not a good look. Again.

Gogglebox Australia returned to Ten for the first time this year — 711,000 nationally but didn’t make the national top 10.

Nine edged home with the night session of the tennis averaging 740,000 as The Joker qualified for his ninth Australian Open final by beating unseeded Aslan Karatsev. It was a straight-sets bashing, just as Naomi Osaka whacked the 23-slam winner Serena Williams in straight sets and very easily. Tennis can be very brutal at the top — especially for newbies and those on the way down.

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ENDS MIDNIGHT

In breakfast Sunrise got 432,000 nationally and 252,000 metro; Today, 316,000 and209,000; ABC News Breakfast, 307,000 and 208,000.

In regional it was Seven News and Seven News 6.30 with 500,000 each; Home and Away, 354,000; 7pm ABC News, 313,000; The Chase Australia 5.30pm, 283,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (27.3%)
  2. Seven (26.6%)
  3. Ten (19.3%)
  4. ABC (17.8%)
  5. SBS (9.0%)


Network main channels:

  1. Nine (19.4%)
  2. Seven (17.5%)
  3. ABC (12.4%)
  4. Ten (12.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.0%)


Top 5 digital channels:

  1. 7TWO (3.9%)
  2. 10 Bold, 7mate (3.6%)
  3. 10 Peach (2.9%)
  4. ABC Kids Comedy/Plus, 9Life (2.6%)


Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.441 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.399 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 1.044 million
  4. Nine News, 7pm ABC News — 1.011 million
  5. 7.30 (ABC) — 837,000
  6. Home and Away (Seven) — 813,000
  7. Back Roads (ABC) — 787,000
  8. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 779,000
  9. Australian Open, day 11, night (Nine) — 740,000


Top metro programs: no program had a million or more viewers.

Losers: tennis is on, but Q+A weaker this week.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 942,000
  2. Seven News 6.30— 899,000
  3. Nine News — 773,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 764,000
  5. 7pm ABC News —698,000
  6. 7.30 (ABC) — 576,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 442,000
  8. Ten News First —358,000
  9. Q&A (ABC), The Project 6.30 (Ten) — 280,000


Morning (national) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 432,000/252,000
  2. Today (Nine) — 316,000/208,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC) — 307,000/208,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 217,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — N/A: AO tennis
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 62,000


Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 88,000
  2. Credlin (Sky News) — 77,000
  3. Outback Opal Hunters (Discovery) — 73,000
  4. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 66,000
  5. Alan Jones (Sky News) — 60,000

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