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National Ratings from Sunday 18 June 2017 - the full batch

David Tiley

Everyone has pinched a bit off the ABC in the national shares. Not happy Auntie.
National Ratings from Sunday 18 June 2017 - the full batch

 Image: Family Law 2 is running on SBS and may be chipping into Janet KIng.

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 22 June 2017

Not evident in the list but Friday night AFL allowed Seven to scream away to an easy victory. Janet King on the ABC is down slightly. 

An obscure, unanswerable question - is Family Law on SBS making inroads on Janet King? 

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

1. Seven News Seven 1.648 - (1.664)

2. Seven News – Today Tonight Seven 1.470 - (1.482)

3. A Current Affair Nine 1.120 - (1.088)

4. Masterchef Ten 1.118 - (1.159)

5. The Chase Seven 1.085 - (1.068)

6. Home and Away Seven 1.069* - (1.093)

7. ABC News ABC 0.994 - (1.050)

8. RBT Nine 0.966 - (0.944)

9. Nine News Nine* 0.942 - (1.026)

10. Nine News – 6:30 Nine* 0.913 - (0.963)

11. Masterchef – Masterclass Ten 0.872 

12. The Project – 7:00 Ten 0.802 - (0.801)

13. Hot Seat Nine 0.744 - (0.791)

14. 7:30 ABC 0.743 - (0.799)

15. Janet King ABC 0.706 - (0.757)

* incomplete results

Network Nightly Shares

Seven: 31.5% - (31.4)

Nine: 25.5% - (24.8)

Ten: 21.0% - (20.7)

ABC: 15.9% - (16.7)

SBS: 6.2% - (6.4)

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 21 June 2017

Occasionally I remind people that four million Australians often watch reality/shiny floor/gong shows at 8pm on a Wednesday night when the networks go head to head. This time, the State of Origin match had 3.482m by itself. 

Nine had 45% of the total audience and the ABC copped the most vicious flogging of the lot, down 5.7%. Even Seven only lost 4.7%. 

Sydney had 2.385m, Brisbane had 762,000, Melbourne defiantly held the line with a mere 330,000 while Adelaide did 102,000 with Perth on 139,000. To set that in context, here are the figures for the top non-news show on Tuesday night. Masterchef had 256,000 in Sydney, 301,000 in Melbourne, 131,000 in Brisbane, 113,000 in Adelaide and 112,000 in Perth. 

Last night, Masterchef collapsed in Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide, as we would expect. BUT it increased its Melbourne audience to 317,000, and held on in Perth.

SBS meanwhile continues to offer a real treat to late night drama viewers with Fargo followed by The Young Pope.

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

1. State of Origin II – Match Nine 3.482 

2. State of Origin II – Pre-Match Nine 2.163 

3. State of Origin II – Post-Match Nine 1.830 

4. Seven News Seven 1.759 - (1.879)

5. Seven News – Today Tonight Seven 1.554 - (1.614) 

6. A Current Affair Nine 1.222 - (1.242)

7. Home and Away Seven 1.201 - (1.342)

8. The Chase Seven 1.112 - (1.185)

9. Masterchef Ten 1.041 - (1.252)

10. ABC News ABC 1.027 - (1.132)

11. Nine News Nine* 1.005 - (1.054)

12. Nine News – 6:30* Nine 0.956 - (1.045)

13. The Project – 7:00 Ten 0.869 - (0.905)

14. Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell ABC 0.793 

15. 7:30 ABC 0.784 

* incomplete figures

Network Nightly Shares

Nine: 45.0% - (27.7)

Seven: 21.3% - (26.5)

Ten: 15.0% - (19.7)

ABC: 13.3% - (19.0)

SBS: 5.4% - (7.0)

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Tuesday 20 June 2017

Ten's Masterchef did 1.256m, but it was up against Seven's First Dates Australia with 0.964m and Nine's Twenty to One which scored 0.824 to watch a show on viral megastars. Even its business show Shark Tank with 1.023m clobbered First Dates UK and Love Child. 

That last fact is sad. It had 0.509m down from 0.518m, with 0.520m the week before. Last week's figure gained 144,000 on catch-up in the five cities as the show leads that table with 27.8%.

Ep three of David Stratton's Stories of Australian Cinema added another small climb to 0.881m. Catchup was 92,000 or 15.5%. Add that percentage to the national figure this week and we expect it to climb over the magic million.  

Take a bow, honoured one. And to think that a million Australians care enough about our cinema to watch a three part series is very cool. 

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

1. Seven News Seven 1.785 - (1.879)

2. Seven News – Today Tonight Seven 1.610 - (1.614)

3. Home and Away Seven 1.288 - (1.324)

4. Masterchef Ten 1.256 - (1.252)

5. A Current Affair Nine 1.138 - (1.242)

6. ABC News ABC 1.090 - (1.132)

7. The Chase Seven 1.084 - (1.185)

8. Nine News Nine* 1.074 - (1.054)

9. Shark Tank Ten 1.023

10. Nine News – 6:30 Nine* 1.018 - (1.045)

11. First Dates Seven 0.964 - (0.794)

12. David Stratton’s Stories of Australian Cinema ABC 0.881 - (0.855)

13. The Project – 7:00 Ten 0.877 - (0.909)

14. 7:30 ABC 0.832 

15. 20 to One Nine 0.824 

Network Nightly Shares

Ten: 25.9% - (23.0)

Seven: 26.5% - (27.7)

Nine: 23.8% - (25.9) 

ABC: 16.9% - (16.9)

SBS: 6.8% -(6.4)

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Monday 19 June 2017

ABC concedes share to SBS and Ten while the others are rock steady. 

What has been happening to Here Come The Habibs? First night of season 2 on 9 June was 830,000 in the five cites, way down on ep one of season one at 1.25m. But it was picking up on the midway figure for season one, which is not too horrible. 

Eps 2 and 3 did 660,000 and 640,000, slightly under the worst figures for season one. 

It ran directly after Hamish and Andy, which delivered 1.029 in the five cities, which is okay. So it lost 400,000 even though it started at 8pm, a good time for sleepyheads but directly up against the bloodsucking House Rules (1.091 in five cities) and Masterchef (0.839 ditto). This is peak House Rules night which doesn't help the Habibs either. 

I think networks would say that the Hamish-Habibs combo is okay but not enough to break Nine into a higher bracket. 

Vincent Shin's school lawyer tale on Australian Story did okay, but Four Corners on internet trolls dropped the show back to normal after Queensland corruption. 

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

1. Seven News Seven 1.982 - (2.163)

2. Seven News – Today Tonight Seven 1.718 - (1.973)

3. House Rules Seven 1.688 - (1.686)

4. True Story with Hamish and Andy Nine 1.433 - (1.519)

5. Home and Away Seven 1.350 - (1.322)

6. A Current Affair Nine 1.335 - (1.376)

7. Wanted Seven 1.260 - (1.065)

8. The Chase Seven 1.231 

9. ABC News ABC 1.172 - (1.151)

10. Masterchef Ten 1.157 - (1.161)

11. Have You Been Paying Attention? Ten 1.083 - (1.121)

12. Nine News Nine* 1.062 - (1.206)

13. Nine News – 6:30 Nine* 1.056 - (1.146)

14. Australian Story ABC 0.970 - (1.123)

15. Here Come the Habibs Nine 0.914 

* Incomplete figures 

Network Nightly Shares 

Seven: 30.6% - (30.5)

Nine: 25.4% - (25.6)

Ten: 20.6% - (19.8)

ABC: 17.3% - (18.7)

SBS: 6.1% - (5.4)

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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Sunday 18 June 2017

When two networks are over 30% of the national total, the rest look a bit glum. Nine pips Seven even though House Rules is nearly 300,000 ahead of The Voice.

Between Lady Diana's secret sorrow and some fluff about Lorde, Nine did well with 60 Minutes later in the night, and the afternoon football is worth gold in the national shares. Besides, The Voice was up 130.000. 

SBS ran The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe at 10.40 so it will be on catchup.

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

1. Seven News Seven 1.859 - (1.807)

2. House Rules Seven 1.849 - (1.765)

3. The Voice Nine 1.371 - (1.242)

4. Sunday Night Seven 1.315 - (1.140)

5. Nine News Nine* 1.165 - (1.060)

6. 60 Minutes Nine 1.141 - (0,978)

7. ABC News ABC 1.056 - (1.034)

8. Masterchef Ten 1.015 - (0.798 ???)

9. Poldark ABC 0.676 - (0.585 A Royal Night Out)

10. The Suspects Seven 0.618 - (0.745)

11. Doctor Who ABC 0.590 - (0.571)

12. Seven News at 5:00 Seven 0.585 - (0.558)

13. NRL: Sunday Afternoon Football Nine 0.559 - (0.542)

14. Modern Family – Episode 2 Ten 0.549 

15. Ten News Ten 0.523 

* Incomplete figures 

Network Nightly Shares 

Nine: 31.2% - (30.2)

Seven: 31.0% - (32.1)

Ten: 16.7% - (16.5)

ABC: 13.8% - (14.3)

SBS: 7.3% - (6.8)

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David Tiley is the editor of Screen Hub.

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