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(Image: Exposed: The Ghost Train Fire/ABC iView)

Last night’s part two of the ABC’s three-parter on the Luna Park Ghost Train fire averaged 624,000 nationally, up 10% from the first episode’s 563,000.

EXPOSED: The Ghost Train Fire followed the last Foreign Correspondent (612,000 nationally) until June, when the ABC shifts it to Thursday nights — as a lead in to the weak Q&A? It was a great way to end a good series with an excellent report of the impact of Covid on Madrid, Barcelona and Spain generally by former ABC journalist, Lily Mayers who moved there last year.

Married At First Sight drawing in 1.34 million viewers meant another win for Nine with the 6pm to 7pm News seeing a big audience lift due to the floods and rain in NSW, Qld and Victoria for the second night in a row. That was especially so in metro markets like Sydney, Melbourne and especially Brisbane. More than 150,000 extra people watched the breakfast programs on Nine, Seven, and the ABC boosting the total for Today, Sunrise and News Breakfast past the 1.1 million mark for the second morning in a row.

In breakfast television it was: Sunrise, 465,000/274,000; Today, 328,000/232,000; News Breakfast, 314,000/208,000.

In the regions it was: Seven News, 597,000; Seven News 6.30, 569,000; Home and Away, 368,000; 7pm ABC News, 335,000; Married At First Sight, 308,000.

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Network channel share:

  1. Nine (32.3%)
  2. Seven (23.8%)
  3. ABC (18.3%)
  4. Ten (17.7%)
  5. SBS (7.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (24.7%)
  2. Seven (15.3%)
  3. ABC (13.3%)
  4. Ten (11.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.9%)

Top 5 digital channels:

  1. 7mate (3.6%)
  2. 10 Peach (3.3%)
  3. 7TWO (3.1%)
  4. 10 Bold (2.9%)
  5. ABC Kids/Comedy/Plus, GO (2.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.60 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.52 million
  3. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.34 million
  4. Nine News — 1.31 million
  5. Nine News 6.30 — 1.29 million
  6. 7pm ABC News, A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.03 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 937,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 883,000
  9. The Chaser Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 808,000


Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.04 million
  2. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.04 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 1.006 million
  4. Seven News — 1.004 million

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.046 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.006 million
  3. Seven News — 1.004 million
  4. Seven News 6.30 — 958,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 752,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 700,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 610,000
  8. The Project (Ten) — 439,000
  9. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 434,000
  10. EXPOSED: the Ghost Train Fire (ABC) — 399,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 465,000/274,000
  2. Today (Nine) — 328,000/232,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC) —314,000/208,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 264,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 191,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 55,000

Top 5 pay TV programs:

  1. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 78,000
  2. Alan Jones (Sky News) — 67,000
  3. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 62,000
  4. Credlin (Sky News) — 60,000
  5. PML Later (Sky News) — 59,000