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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings — a lacklustre night all round

Ads disguised as TV shows and dense programming on the ABC were the only options for viewers last night.

Seven’s night, again in All People, Nine was a weak second, and Ten pushed the ABC out of third.  In regional markets, Seven again won dominantly, with Nine a weak second and the ABC a strong third, with Ten a distant fourth.

Nothing really stood out. Ten’s Recipe to Riches (807,000 national/608,000 metro/ 199,000 regional viewers) was again a confection of advertising for Woolies and weak content. In its own, unique way, it is a grubbier TV program than say, The Bachelor, while MasterChef is a beacon of TV virtue for the all the plugs for Coles. No wonder around 250,000 people returned to Ten at 8.30pm to watch Under The Dome (1.091 million national/ 784,000 metro/ 307,000 regional viewers), which is a superior bit of TV in comparison.

The ABC started another BBC Science show program at 8.30 pm called Rise of The Continents  — it had 1.104 million national/ 718,000 metro/ 389,000 regional viewers which was solid. Brian Cox’s Wonders of Life was more inspiring. Catalysts’s recent special on the universe confirms there’s a solid, million plus audience for these programs around the country, which is heartening news.

Seven News in Sydney copped a whacking from Nine News as bush fires erupted in the north west and outer western suburbs yesterday afternoon. Nine’s 6 pm News had 427,000 viewers last night, 131,000 more than Seven’s News with 296,000. In Melbourne Nine News won 420,000 to 322,000. But Home and Away (1.535 million/ 965,000 metro/ 570,000 regional viewers) and Winners & Losers (1.493 million national/992,000 metro/ 501,000 regional viewers) pushed Seven home.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (30.0%)
  2. Nine (24.8%)
  3. Ten (20.2%)
  4. ABC (19.1%)
  5. SBS (5.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (22.2%)
  2. Nine (18.4%)
  3. Ten (14.2?%)
  4. ABC 1 (13.4%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.7%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.7%)
  2. GO (3.6%)
  3. ABC 2 (3.3%)
  4. 7mate, Eleven (3.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.845 million
  2. Nine News — 1.803 million
  3. The Force (Seven) — 1.756 million
  4. Border Security (Seven) — 1.664 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.535 million
  6. ABC News — 1.514 million
  7. Winners & Losers (Seven) — 1.493 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.278 million
  9. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.232 million
  10. 7.30 (ABC1) — 1.222 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.260 million
  2. Seven News — 1.238 million
  3. The Force (Seven) — 1.134 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.107 million
  5. Border Security (Seven) — 1.071 million
  6. ABC News — 1.016 million

Losers: No one really, Ten viewers perhaps at 7.30pm, Nine viewers for a generally weak offering.Metro news and current affairs:

  1.  Nine News  — 1.260 million
  2. Seven News  — 1.238 million
  3. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.107 million
  4. ABC News  — 1.016 million
  5. Today Tonight (Seven) — 988,000
  6. 7.30 (ABC1) — 781,000
  7. Foreign Correspondent (ABC1) — 671,000
  8. Ten News  — 652,000
  9. The Project (Ten) — 617,000
  10. Insight (SBS ONE) — 224,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven)  —  354,000
  2. Today (Nine)  —  320,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC1, 87,000 + 40,000 on News24) — 127,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. TV1 (2.9%)
  2. Fox 8 (2.8%)
  3. LifeStyle (2.4%)
  4. Sky News (2.2%)
  5. FoxSports 1 (2.1%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Australia’s Next Top Model (Fox 8)  —  108,000
  2. AFL: 360  (Fox Footy) —  105,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox 8) —  69,000
  4. Back Page (Fox Sports 1)  —  66,000
  5. Tennis: US Open Men’s Singles (Fox Sports 3) —  65,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM. (All shares on the basis of combined overnight 6pm to midnight all people.) and network reports.

 

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