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MAFS (1.38 million nationally and number four) won it for Nine, but looked a nasty, irrelevant program against the latest round of disclosures on Four Corners (1.09 million and a top ten national finish) and the revelations on Ten News.

Four Corners, on the fallout of sexual assault scandals in Parliament, saw its audience leap from 667,000 a week ago to 1 million last night. That’s a rise of 50%, which tells a lot about the interest in this story and Four Corners’ credibility.

The heavy rain and floods in NSW and south-east Queensland saw an appreciable jump in breakfast audiences — upwards of 180,000 to 200,000 people in the morning as coverage extended past 9am. In the evening the national audiences for Nine, Ten and Seven and the ABC News were up by close to 500,000, with Nine News viewer numbers rising the most (280,000).

Breakfast had Sunrise, 496,000 national and 289,000 metro; Today, 365,000/250,000; and News Breakfast, 327,000/216,000.

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Regional five were Seven News, 599,000; Seven News 6.30, 588,000; Home and Away, 367,000; 7pm ABC News, 364,000; Inside Chernobyl, 336,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (33.0%)
  2. Seven (25.5%)
  3. ABC (18.9)
  4. Ten (16.4%)
  5. SBS (7.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (25.4%)
  2. Seven (18.1%)
  3. ABC (14.5%)
  4. Ten (9.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.4%)

Top 5 digital channels:

  1. 10 Bold (4.1%)
  2. 7TWO (3.5%)
  3. GO (2.3%)
  4. ABC Kids/Comedy/Plus, 7mate (2.2%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.693 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.607 million
  3. Nine News — 1.395 million
  4. MAFS (Nine) — 1.382 million
  5. Nine News 6.30 — 1.358 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.119 million
  7. 7pm ABC News — 1.091 million
  8. Four Corners (ABC) — 1.002 million
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 983,000
  10. Home and Away (Seven) — 948,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.094 million
  2. Nine News — 1.071 million
  3. MAFS (Nine) — 1.068 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 1.024 million
  5. Seven News 6.30 — 1.019 million

Losers:Seven and Ten, again.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.094 million
  2. Nine News — 1.071 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 1.024 million
  4. Seven News 6.30 — 1.019 million
  5. ACA (Nine) — 804,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 728,000
  7. Four Corners (ABC) — 708,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 682,000
  9. Media Watch (BC) — 645,000
  10. Australian Story (ABC) — 642,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 496,000/289,000
  2. Today (Nine) — 365,000/250,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC) — 327,000/216,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 283,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 201,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 51,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (fox Footy) — 76,000
  2. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 73,000
  3. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 70,000
  4. Alan Jones (Sky News) — 64,000
  5. Credlin (Sky News) — 60,000