Hey Hey it’s another rehash!

By Glenn Dyer

Hey Hey It’s Nostalgia! Australians learned on the weekend that Hey Hey It’s Saturday was 50 years old. Hey Hey It’s 50 Years was hosted by a surprisingly youthful Daryl Somers on Seven (yes, we all know that Nine is its real home, but Nine finds nostalgia all very passé). It averaged 1.88 million, with 1.22 million in the metros and 657,000 in the regionals. It easily ate The Block‘s 1.30 million.

Ten started Celebrity MasterChef at 788,000, while 60 Minutes — another top story on the Star Casino group — got 795,000 national viewers but deserved more. Seven’s night, easily.

Regional top five: Hey Hey We’re 50!, 657,000; Seven News506,000; The Block, 382,000; Manhunt, 353,000; Nine News, 345,000. 

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (35.3%)
  2. Nine (28.1%)
  3. Ten (17.7%)
  4. ABC (13.0%)
  5. SBS (5.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (28.4%)
  2. Nine (21.7%)
  3. Ten (13.9%)
  4. ABC (9.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.6%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (3.2%)
  2. GO (2.8%)
  3. 7TWO, 7flix (1.8%) 
  4. ABC News (1.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Hey Hey We’re 50! (Seven) —1.882 million
  2. Seven News  — 1.546 million
  3. Nine News — 1.342 million
  4. The Block (Nine) — 1.302 million
  5. 7pm ABC News — 980,000
  6. Manhunt (Seven) — 911,000
  7. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 795,000
  8. Celebrity MasterChef (Ten) — 788,000
  9. Restoration Australia (ABC) — 663,000
  10. Insiders (ABC TV, ABC News) — 649,000

Top metro programs: 

  1. Hey Hey We’re 50! (Seven) — 1.224 million
  2. Seven News — 1.040 million

Losers: Fires on ABC. Under control and the embers are fading.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.040 million
  2. Nine News — 998,000
  3. 7pm ABC News — 643,000
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 545,000
  5. The Sunday Project 7pm (Ten) — 353,000
  6. Nine Late News — 325,000
  7. Ten News First — 294,000
  8. The Sunday Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 270,000
  9. SBS World News — 159,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC, ABC News) — 649,000
  2. Landline (ABC) — 457,000
  3. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 401,000
  4. Weekend Today (Nine) — 309,000
  5. Offsiders — 233,000
  6. Sports Sunday (Nine) — 170,000

Top five Pay TV programs: 

1. F1: Turkey Race (Fox Sports 506) — 113,000
2. Cricket: T20 Australia vs India (Fox Cricket) — 104,000
3. Cricket: T20 Australia vs India (Fox Cricket) — 101,000
4. Outsiders (Sky News) — 84,000
5. Cricket: T20 Australia vs India (Fox Cricket) — 78,000


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