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National holiday of mourning turns down the TV

The night of the holiday for the late HMQEII was a quiet one. Australia played NZ in soccer — 1-zip for the Aussies, and 328,000 viewers for Ten which showed the game in primetime. That saw Gogglebox pushed back and its audience fall to 275,000.

The Block on Nine averaged 916,000 and was the most watched non-news program, and yet Seven still won the night in total people and the main channels. But The Block did the job for Nine in the demos.

Seven’s grand final edition of The Front Bar drew 566,000 nationally and 235,000 in Melbourne.

In breakfast/morning, Nine’s Today went from second to fifth, being the public holiday. Sunrise won with 356,000 national viewers, then ABC News Mornings with 312,000, Seven’s Morning Show with 292,000 and ABC News Breakfast with 260,000. This is explained by the holiday — later starts and people lazing around. The Melbourne figures for today’s Grand Final holiday will show a similar skew.

And speaking of the GF: Go Swannies at the G!

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (29.2%)
  2. Nine (28.4%)
  3. Ten (18.0%)
  4. ABC (15.3%)
  5. SBS (9.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven, Nine (20.5%)
  2. Ten (10.9%)
  3. ABC (9.8%)
  4. SBS ONE (4.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (3.6%)
  2. 7TWO, 10 Peach (3.5%)
  3. ABC Kids/Plus, ABC News, Gem (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News 6.30pm — 1.410 million
  2. Seven News — 1.397 million
  3. Nine News 6.30pm — 1.091 million
  4. Nine News — 1.060 million
  5. The Block (Nine) — 916,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 911,000
  7. 7pm ABC News — 838,000
  8. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 780,000
  9. Home and Away (Seven) — 690,000
  10. Home and Away Late (Seven) — 641,000

Top metro programs: none with a million or more viewers.

Regional top 5: Seven News, 545,000; Seven News 6.30pm, 542,000; ACA, 326,000; Nine News 6.30pm, 325,000; Nine News, 300,000.

Losers: just a weak night

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 865,000
  2. Seven News 6.30pm — 855,000
  3. Nine News 6.30pm — 765,000
  4. Nine News — 760,000
  5. ACA (Nine) — 585,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 572,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 421,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 310,000
  9. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 288,000
  10. 10 News First — 280,000

Morning (national) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 356,000/204,000
  2. ABC News Mornings — 312,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 292,000
  4. ABC News Breakfast — 260,000/161,000
  5. Today (Nine) — 252,000/163,000
  6. Today Extra (Nine) — 215,000
  7. Studio 10 (Ten) — 44,000

Top 5 pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 Finals (Fox Footy) — 67,000
  2. Aussie Gold Hunters (Discovery) — 50,000
  3. NRL: 360 Finals (Fox League) — 49,000
  4. The Bolt Report, Credlin (Sky News) — 38,000
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