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National Ratings from Sunday 16 July 2017 - the whole batch

David Tiley

Pulse arrives but does run screaming around the ward. Then again, the reviews were not kind.
National Ratings from Sunday 16 July 2017 - the whole batch

 Image: Pulse arrives. Andrea Demetriades and Claire van der Boom add a multicultural touch. At least in name. 

This article accumulates to provide a complete snapshot of the week from Sunday to Thursday, the nights which showcase first-run Australian drama and documentaries. We carry the full national figures rather than the five cities because they are much higher though they are later in the day.  Where possible we compare the performance of each show in each slot with the previous week, which is the best way of tracking longer term performance.

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Thursday 20 July 2017

The ABC had a pulse of interest in its new drama Pulse, which had 736,000 nationally. Its 512,000 in the five cities is only 32,000 up on Janet King. Let's say that JK was popular. 

The last ep of Janet King gained 119,000 in catchup etc, to reach 602,000 - a gain of 24.7%.

Metropolitan and Regional Combined Programme Ratings - brackets are same slot last week 

1. Seven News Seven 1.649 - (1.582

2. Seven News – Today Tonight Seven 1.464 - (1.454)

3. Masterchef Ten 1.356 - (1.245)

4. Masterchef – Masterclass Ten 1.192 

5. A Current Affair Nine 1.156 - (1.127)

6. Home and Away Seven 1.125 - (1.174)

7. The Chase Seven 1.048 - (1.046)

8. Nine News Nine* 1.048 - (0.998)

9. Nine News* – 6:30 Nine 1.031 - (0.944)

10. ABC News ABC 1.013 - (0.996)

11. Make You Laugh Out Loud Seven 0.913 - (0.945)

12. The Project – 7:00 Ten 0.878 - (0.894)

13. Hot Seat Nine 0.745 

14. Pulse ABC 0.736 - (had 0.512 in five cities compared to 480,000 for Janet King)

15. 7:30 ABC 0.718 

*incomplete figures

Network Nightly Shares

Nine: 25.9% 

Seven: 25.7%

Ten: 23.3% 

ABC: 15.6%

SBS: 9.5%

Share data for ABC, 7, 9, 10 and SBS represent network (aggregate) figures: they include all viewing to the broadcasters' primary channel as well as SD and HD channels. All Oztam Data. Live and as As-Live. Copyright of the Data is owned by OzTAM. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) without the prior written consent of OzTAM.

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Wednesday 19 July 2017

Last week's State of Origin gave Nine bone-crushing figures, followed by the Ninja show which is finally off the schedule for the night. Out pops Utopia on 1.127m which is an excellent figure for the ABC at 9.00pm. Ten's Offspring is back on 0.892m. 

Nine's Britain's Got Talent is nowhere to be seen in the top fifteen and did 0.371m in the five cities. Now Nine tastes the foul cud of nonentity. 

Metropolitan and Regional Combined Programme Ratings - brackets are same slot last week 

1. Seven News Seven 1.727 - (1.714)

2. Seven News – Today Tonight Seven 1.523 - (1.533)

3. Masterchef Ten 1.332 - (0.973)

4. A Current Affair Nine 1.216 

5. Home and Away Seven 1.209 - (1.147)

6. Utopia ABC 1.127 - (up from nowhere)

7. ABC News ABC 1.098 - (1.023)

8. The Chase Seven 1.090 - (1.103)

9. Nine News Nine* 1.076 - (1.005)

10. Nine News – 6:30 Nine* 1.073 - (0.955)

11. The Force Seven 1.063 

12. Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell ABC 1.030 

13. Border Security Seven 1.026 - (0.694)

14. Offspring Ten 0.892 

15. 7:30 ABC 0.882 - 0.769)

*incomplete figures

Network nightly shares

Seven: 25.5% - (19.6)

Nine: 26.5% - (47.6)

Ten: 20.6% - (14.9)

ABC: 17.9% - (11.6)

SBS: 9.4% - (6.4) 

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Tuesday 18 July 2017

Nine glides up on Ninjas; Ten holds percentages; Seven down to 21.4, losing almost 2%; ABC up despite losing 80,000 Diana fans. Neatly limited probably by giving Joanna Lumley an outing in India. An Australian won a stage on Le Tour and SBS is up by 0.3%.

Ten held its percentages on Masterchef but must have wanted much more - this is the Grand Final week. The equivalent night in Series Seven had 1.231m in the five cities, which is now down to 0.828m. That is 400,000 or a third of the total. A week into Series Seven it had 1,212,000, compared to 1.028m for the same night in this series. Down 190,000. 

In the five cities, Seven's Behave Yourself dropped from 434,000 to 343,000, while Yummy Mummies slid from 354,000 to 289,000. Lumley on the ABC had 532,000. So the ABC at 8.30 is beating Seven an hour earlier, which will leave execs appalled. However, Behave Yourself gained 7.9% on catchup last week, to 468,000, while Yummy Mummies gained 19.7% to 424,000. 

Metropolitan and Regional Combined Programme Ratings - brackets are same slot last week 

1. Australian Ninja Warrior Nine 2.238 - (2.137)

2. Seven News Seven 1.734 - (1.758)

3. Seven News – Today Tonight Seven 1.561 - (1.569)

4. A Current Affair Nine 1.227 - (1.277)

5. Home and Away Seven 1.192 - (1.179)

6. Masterchef Ten 1.158 - (1.058)

7. The Chase Seven 1.111 - (1.173)

8. Nine News – 6:30 Nine* 1.071 - (1.073)

9. ABC News ABC 1.067 - (1.021)

10. Nine News Nine* 1.038 - (1.089)

11. The Project – 7:00 Ten 0.863 

12. 7:30 ABC 0.783 - (0.776)

13. Joanna Lumley’s India ABC 0.772 - (0.852 for Princess Diana)

14. Shark Tank Ten 0.763 - (0.830)

15. Hot Seat Nine 0.753 - (0.771)

* Incomplete figures

Network Nightly Shares

Nine: 36.2% - (35.2)

Seven: 21.4% - (23.3)

Ten: 20.3% - (20.2)

ABC: 14.5% - (14.0)

SBS: 7.6% - (7.3)

Share data for ABC, 7, 9, 10 and SBS represent network (aggregate) figures: they include all viewing to the broadcasters' primary channel as well as SD and HD channels. All Oztam Data. Live and as As-Live. Copyright of the Data is owned by OzTAM. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) without the prior written consent of OzTAM.

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Monday 17 July 2017

The muscle show drops slightly and everyone else emerges to claim a bit more territory. But Ten has not gained much from its grand final week. 

Four Corners had 609,000 in the five cities, up from 503,000 for its dementia story. This week's exercise is safely international, about a huge coverup in Philadelphia and the detective work to uncover it. Australian Story had part two of its backpacker murder story, which had 449,000 last week and climbed to 569,000 - not a bad bounce and reflected in its strong gains in the national shares. 

The catchup figures were pretty moderate. Habibs gained 65,000 to reach 789,000 in the five cities; 4 Corners up 20,000 to 522,000; Australian Story up 37,000 to 489,000, which is still down from 570,000 for the figure on the night the previous week. However, the ABC catchup number for Australian Story was still double the week before. 

Metropolitan and Regional Combined Programme Ratings - brackets are same slot last week 

1. Australian Ninja Warrior Nine 2.171 - (2.274)

2. Seven News Seven 1.839 - (1.820)

3. Seven News – Today Tonight Seven 1.659 - (1.604)

4. A Current Affair Nine 1.326 - (1.312)

5. Home and Away Seven 1.254 - (1.232)

6. The Chase Seven 1.184 - (1.162)

7. Masterchef Ten 1.170 - (1.040)

8. ABC News ABC 1.115 - (1.059)

9. Have You Been Paying Attention? Ten 1.072 - (0.941)

10. Nine News – 6:30 Nine* 1.044 - (1.052)

11. Nine News Nine* 1.022 - (1.068) 

12. Here Come the Habibs Nine 0.989 - (1.058)

13. Highway Patrol Seven 0.966

14. The Project – 7:00 Ten 0.930 - (0.910)

15. Highway Patrol Seven 0.930 

* incomplete figures

Network Nightly Shares

Nine: 32.8% - ((33.4)

Seven: 25.3% - (28.0)

Ten: 19.2% - (18.5)

ABC: 17.7% - (14.7)

SBS: 5.1% - (5.4)                                                                                                                                                             

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Sunday 16 July 2017

NIne's figures for Ninja Warriors have climbed even further. In finals week, Masterchef picked itself up from the mat. So the gains of 200,000 plus 260,000 have to come from somewhere. 

Seven graciously donated 2.4% of its national audience, while the ABC added 2.1% and SBS reluctantly said goodbye to 1.9% of its mob. 

Metropolitan and Regional Combined Programme Ratings - brackets are same slot last week 

1. Australian Ninja Warrior Nine 2.527 - (2.328)

2. Seven News Seven 1.852 - (1.998)

3. 60 Minutes Nine 1.572 - (1.273)

4. Sunday Night Seven 1.332 - (Yummy Mummies had 1.214)

5. Nine News Nine* 1.222 - (1.252)

6. Masterchef Ten 1.081 - (0.828)

7. Border Security Seven 0.963 - (Yummy Mummies... ep 2 down to 0.638)

8. ABC News ABC 0.923 - (0.997)

9. Grand Designs New Zealand ABC 0.738 - (0.726)

10. Killer Women Nine 0.680 - (0.627)

11. Poldark ABC 0.665 - (0.660)

12. AFL on Seven: Sunday Afternoon Football Seven 0.635 - (0.611)

13. Wimbledon on Seven Seven 0.627 

14. Secrets of Scotland Yard Seven 0.619 

15. NRL: Sunday Afternoon Football Nine 0.562 - (0.510)

* incomplete figures

Network Nightly Shares

Nine: 38.8% - (35.9)

Seven: 26.8% - (29.2)

Ten: 16.5% - (13.6)

ABC: 11.7%  - (13.8)

SBS: 6.3% - (8.2)

About the author

David Tiley is the editor of Screen Hub.

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