Seven wins again, ABC bleeds audience share after Jonah from Tonga final bombs

The ABC has continPP-Jonah3ued to lose audience share, dropping under 10 per cent last night with just 8.4 per cent of overall viewers.

The broadcaster’s flagship program of the evening, Chris Lilley’s Jonah from Tonga at 9.30pm dropped audience again, shedding 43,000 viewers on last week with just 246,000 viewers for the series final of the series, which was offered as a “box set” online before the series began, last night.

Seven won the night with 27.7 percent of overall audience after House Rules in the 7.30pm time slot topped the ratings again with 1.527 million viewers. Home and Away also moved up to place sixth overall after drawing 1.009 million viewers.

However, Seven’s new comedy, The Goldbergs at 9.30pm, fell back from it’s debut high last week of 869,000 viewers to just 700,000. 

Nine fell under 20 per cent for overall audience share with just 17.4 per cent.  Nine News was its strongest performing program with 1.185 million viewers followed by Nine News 6.30 with 1.103 million. The usually popular The Big Bang Theory, of which Nine ran three episodes back to back from 7.30pm, just inched into the ten most watched shows at number ten with the second episode drawing 791,000 viewers.

Ten remained steady in third place with 14.9 per cent audience share with Masterchef drawing 847,000 viewers at 7.30pm making it the eighth most watched show of the evening and Offspring 804,000 at 8.45pm placing at ninth and down again on last week.

The Good Wife at 9.30pm attracted just 381,000 making it the 26th most watched show.

Top shows

1 HOUSE RULES Seven 1.527 million

2 SEVEN NEWS Seven 1.226 million

3 NINE NEWS Nine 1.185 million

4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Seven 1.136 million

5 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine 1.103 million

6 HOME AND AWAY Seven 1.009 million

7 A CURRENT AFFAIR Nine 968,000


9 OFFSPRING Network Ten 804,000

10 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP2 Nine 791,000

11 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Nine 781,000

12 ABC NEWS-EV ABC1 753,000

13 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP3 Nine 710,000

14 THE GOLDBERGS Seven 700,000

15 HOT SEAT Nine 685,000

Overall audience share

Network 7 27.7%

Network 9 17.4%

Network TEN 14.1%

Network ABC1 8.4%

Network SBS ONE 3.4%

Network ABC2 2.8%

Network ABC3 1.2%

Network ABC News 24 1.0%

Network 7TWO 4.2%

Network 7mate 4.2%

Network GO! 4.9%

Network Gem 3.5%

Network ONE 2.1%

Network ELEVEN 3.2%

Network SBS 2 1.7%

Network NITV 0.1%


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