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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: tennis continues to dominate

There’s not much on, unless you’re interested in tennis or competitive weight loss.

Seven’s tennis dominated last night’s viewing, easily beating Ten’s second night of The Biggest Loser  and A Current Affair at 7pm. Seven’s win wasn’t total — TV viewers in Brisbane once again showed their contrariness by preferring Nine and giving it the win instead of Seven. It drew 1.558 million national/ 1.066 million metro/ 492,000 regional viewers, and looking at it off and on last night it is easy to see why it isn’t holding audiences — no Australians of course, but the men’s result again looks like coming from one of the same gang of four (Federer, Murray, Nadal or Djokovic) while the women, who don’t rate as highly, have lost top seeds and the possible winners seem dull and colourless (and mostly come from central and Eastern Europe). The Biggest Loser added more than 80,000 viewers from Sunday night’s launch, which will bring a jolt of joy to Ten management. It managed 1.117 million national/852,000 metro/ 325,000 regional viewers.

News update: The hour-long evening news disease is becoming an epidemic. As Seven ponders how to match Nine change to an hour of news and A Current Affair at 7pm, Sky News (a third owned by Nine and Seven each), has moved to a six-to-seven hour long broadcast Monday to Friday called Reporting Live with Stan Grant, followed by Peter Van Olsen, the political columnist with The Oz from 7pm. So in effect, two hour-long broadcasts instead of half hour blocks, as the schedule now shows. Seeing Ten has had the hour long Eyewitness News from 5pm for years, Seven is the odd commercial network out with its 30 (or is that 40) minute bulletin. SBS has an hour long World News Australia, but the ABC has a 40 minute 7pm news, followed by 7.30, which is a powerhouse hour of news and real current affairs.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (33.1%)
  2. Nine (27.2%)
  3. Ten (18.3%)
  4. ABC (16.9%)
  5. SBS (4.5%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (24.4%)
  2. Nine (19.1%)
  3. Ten (12.3%)
  4. ABC 1 (11.7%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.6%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.3%)
  2. ONE (4.4%)
  3. Gem (3.7%)
  4. 7mate (3.4%)
  5. ABC2, Eleven (3.3%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.746 million
  2. Nine News  — 1.644 million
  3. Australian Open (Seven)  — 1.558 million
  4. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.253 million
  5. ABC News  — 1.211 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.210 million
  7. The Biggest Loser (Ten) — 1.177 million
  8. The Big Bang Theory episode 3  (Nine) — 1.144 million
  9. The Big Bang Theory episode 2 (Nine) — 1.144 million
  10. Nine News 6.30 — 1.117 million (not in regional markets)

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.191 million
  2. Nine News — 1.135 million
  3. Nine News at 6.30pm — 1.117 million
  4. Australian Open (Seven) — 1.066 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.107 million
  6. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.001 million

Losers: It’s summer, so no real losers unless you had to watch TV last night. At least the tennis was live and moving.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.191 million
  2. Nine News  — 1.135 million
  3. Nine News at 6.30 pm  — 1.117 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.107 million
  5. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.001 million
  6. ABC News — 802,000
  7. 7.30 Summer (ABC1) — 749,000
  8. Ten Eyewitness News — 631,000
  9. The Project (Ten) — 418,000
  10. ABC Late Edition News — 159,000

Metro morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven)  —  319,000
  2. Today (Nine)  —  243,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC1, 56,000 + 36,000 on News 24) — 92,000
  4. Studio 10 (Ten) — 41,000
  5. Wake Up (Ten) — 25,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8 (32.9%)
  2. Disney (2.5%)
  3. A&E (2.2%)
  4. LifeStyle (2.0%)
  5. TVHits (1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Simpsons (Fox 8)  —  75,000
  2. Modern Family (Fox 8) —  71,000
  3. Hart of Dixie (Fox 8) —  67,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox 8)  —  66,000
  5. Angry Bird Toons (Fox 8) —  63,000

*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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