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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Mad As Hell for Micallef

The Biggest Loser continues to drag down Ten in the ratings.

Seven’s night, more easily than the previous nights this week. Ten was again relegated to fourth spot in metro and regional markets. Nine was let down by the slump in the audience for the second episode of Inside Story  — it lost 30% (or 300,000 viewers) in its metro audience.  It had 1.054 million viewers (and 700,000 metro) against more than 1.4 million national viewers for the debut and 1.003 million metro. More Masterchef on My Kitchen Rules on Seven last night. MKR had 2.410 million national/ 1.609 million metro/ 801,000 regional viewers). That was its lowest metro audience so far this season. A message there.

Another very weak night for Ten, despite the return of Puberty Blues to the line up. For whatever reasons Ten held this series over from last year. There has been a lot of rose-tinted chat about how wonderful this program is   — the reality was that it was sunk by The Biggest Loser as the lead-in (484,000 national/325,000 metro/ 159,000 regional viewers) and viewer boredom with the program. Puberty Blues had 746,000 national/ 538,000 metro/ 208,000 regional viewers. There was a jump in the audience, but it was nowhere near enough to cover the costs. In fact the Puberty Blues audience started series two half the size of the debut audience for series one (just over a million) two years ago.

But it was another good night for Shaun Micallef on Mad as Hell on ABC1 at 8pm (865,000 national/596,000 metro/ 269,000 regional viewers). Like The Checkout tonight on ABC1, Mad As Hell is a program only the ABC can do because commercial networks (including Foxtel), won’t do them for a combination of political and business reasons. Both programs have the power to upset political or commercial sponsors of commercial media. In the morning, Katy Perry boosted Sunrise’s audience which averaged 355,000 metro viewers — but Today shed viewers to fall back under 300,000 to 273,000 metro watchers. The first session of the final day of the third cricket test had 368,000 viewers for the regular session and 283,000 for the extras half hour. Very solid.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (35.1%)
  2. Nine (21.7%)
  3. ABC (17.0%)
  4. Ten (15.3%)
  5. SBS (4.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (26.4%)
  2. Nine (21.7%)
  3. ABC1 (10.7%)
  4. Ten (9.4%)
  5. SBS ONE (?%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (5.1%)
  2. Eleven, ABC 2 (3.9%)
  3. 7TWO (3.6%)
  4. GO (3.5%)
  5. Gem (3.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven)  —  2.410 million
  2. The Block (Nine) — 1.648 million
  3. Nine News — 1.627 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.438 million
  5. Seven News — 1.434 million
  6. The Blacklist (Seven) — 1.360 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.131 million
  8. ABC  News — 1.122 million
  9. Inside Story (Nine) — 1.054 million
  10. Seven News / Today Tonight  — 1.037 million

Top metro programs:

  1.  My Kitchen Rules (Seven)  —  1.609 million
  2. Seven News — 1.109 million
  3. Nine News — 1.105 million
  4. The Block  — 1.092 million
  5. Seven News / Today Tonight — 1.037 million
  6. Nine News 6.30 — 1.026 million

Losers: Ten, again, and for the first time, Nine’s Inside Story.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.109 million
  2. Nine News  — 1.105 million
  3. Seven News / Today Tonight  — 1.037 million
  4. Nine News 6.30  — 1.026 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine)  —  925,000
  6. ABC  News — 766,000
  7. Inside Story (Nine) — 700,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC1) — 597,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 580,000
  10. The Project (Ten) — 570,000

Metro morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven)  —  355,000
  2. Today (Nine)  —  273,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 145,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC1,  —  64,000 + 45,000 on News 24) — 109,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 81,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 40,000
  7. Wake Up (Ten) — 33,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox  Sports 3  (10.7%)
  2. LifeStyle (2.5%)
  3. TVHITS!  (2.3%)
  4. Fox 8 (2.1%)
  5. Disney Jr  (2.0%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Cricket: 3rd Test, South Africa v Australia, Day 5, Session 1 (Fox Sports 3)  —  368,000
  2. Cricket: 3rd Test, South Africa v Australia, Day 5, Session 2 (Fox Sports 3) — 287,000
  3. Cricket: 3rd Test, South Africa v Australia, Day 5, Session 1 extra (Fox Sports 3) — 283,000
  4. Selling Houses Australia (LIfeStyle) — 138,000
  5. Cricket: 3rd Test, South Africa v Australia, Day 5, Session 3 (Fox Sports 3) — 135,000

*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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