Upper Middle Bogan and The Footy Show both pulled a steady audience, unlike Seven’s limp reality TV line-up.
Another nice hour of being entertained from 8.30pm on ABC1 with Upper Middle Bogan and It’s A Date. Upper Middle Bogan averaged 1.196 million national/ 823,000 metro/376,000 regional viewers; It’s A Date, 1.085 million national/ 744,000 metro/ 341,000 regional viewers. Both highlights of the week, along with the hour and a bit on ABC1 on Wednesdays with Gruen Nation and The Hamster Decides. Asher Keddie and Stephen Curry were top rate in It’s A Date, although the ending was flat.
Catalyst’s special report on modern physics/astrophysics averaged 1.012 million national/ 683,000/ 329,000 regional viewers, which is you think about it, is a fantastic figure for a program that is considered ‘highbrow’. Fancy dark energy/matter, a ’ fine tuned universe’ , string theory, quantum physics, and more speculative and real stuff interesting over a million viewers across the country. Last night’s episode wasn’t a serious version of Nine’s The Big Bang Theory either.
Nine won the night in the metros. Seven had another magician Dynamo, it must be Thursday. He averaged 1.560 million national/ 968,000 metro/ 592,000 regional viewers. Nine’s veteran attempt at bogan culture (aka The Footy Show) averaged 1.2011 million national/866,000 metro/ 346,000 regional viewers for 90 minutes from 8.30pm and won the night. In fact it was the big win in Melbourne by Nine that got it home in metro markets after Seven had big wins in Adelaide and Perth. Nine also won Sydney. Seven’s line up proved more attractive to regional viewers and the network had a big win over Nine.
Home and Away (coastal bogan?) averaged 1.511 million national/ 938,000 metro/ 573,000 regional viewers. Now that’s the regular winner.
Network channel share:
Network main channels:
SBS ONE (5.2%)
Top digital channels:
ABC2, 7TWO, 7mate (3.4%)
Top 10 national programs:
Seven News — 1.766 million
Nine News — 1.646 million
Dynamo (Seven) — 1.560 million
Home and Away (Seven) — 1.511 million
ABC News — 1.352 million
The Footy Show (Nine) — 1.211 million
Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.207 million
Upper Middle Bogan (ABC 1) — 1.196 million
A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.138 million
7.30 (ABC1) — 1.092 million
Top metro programs:
Seven News — 1.160 million
Nine News — 1.159 million
Losers: Dare I mention Please Marry My Boy (800,000 national/ 491,000 metro/ 309,000 regional viewers) and Formal Wars (562,000 national/ 361,000 metro/ 201,000 regional viewers)…on Seven?Metro news and current affairs: