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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine’s night over a sleepy Seven

Football and no My Kitchen Rules proves to be a winning combination for Nine.

Nine’s night as Seven went to sleep again. The Block’s dying moments helped push Nine to a big win. The Block had 1.968 million national/ 1.372 million metro/ 596,000 regional viewers. Nine could very well end up winning the week as a result. The AFL games tonight and tomorrow will help Seven, but the dominance of the NRL in Sydney and Brisbane tonight will see Nine in a very strong position to grab the week. Nine was also an easy winner in regional markets and the ABC was a clear third, with Ten its usual distant fourth.

The ABC was again solid (naturally Ten was again weak), thanks to The Checkout which continues to impress. The segment on the rampant confusion of serve sizes was excellent, and if you think about it, not only helps to explain our overeating, but would also be an ideal area for micro economic reform. The Checkout at 8pm on ABC1 had 1.245 million national/ 818,000 metro / 427,000 regional viewers.  It helped Janet King at 8.30pm to its best finish — fifth nationally with 1.278 million national/ 831,000 metro/ 447,000 regional viewers. Nine’s The Footy Show was rediscovered by more viewers and had million 1.232 million national/ 869,000 metro / 364,000 regional viewers. Nine said audiences in Sydney (227,000), Melbourne (344,000), Brisbane (133,000) and Perth (86,000) were at season highs.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (33.6%)
  2. Seven (26.4%)
  3. ABC  (19.3%)
  4. Ten (15.4%)
  5. SBS (5.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (26.9%)
  2. Seven (17.2%)
  3. ABC 1 (14.1%)
  4. Ten (9.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (5.2%)
  2. GO (4.2%)
  3. 7TWO (3.9%)
  4. Eleven (3.5%)
  5. Gem (3.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The Block (Nine)  —  1.968 million
  2. Nine News — 1.530 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.353 million
  4. Seven News   —  1.280 million
  5. Janet King (ABC1) — 1.278 million
  6. The Checkout (ABC1) — 1.245 million
  7. ABC News — 1.240 million
  8. The Footy Show (Nine) — 1.232 million
  9. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.114 million
  10. Nine News 6.30 — 1.049 million

Top metro programs:

  1. The Block (Nine)  —  1.372 million
  2. Nine News — 1.082 million
  3. Nine News  6.30 — 1.048 million

Losers: Ten’s So You Think You Can Dance Australia  — the episode was split into the elimination results and then the ordinary ep — the difference in the figures tell the story for Ten’s current position. The results had 418,000 metro viewers, while the competition part managed just 278,000. In other words, 130,000 viewers didn’t like the competition and just wanted to know the results.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News  — 1.082 million
  2. Nine News  6.30 — 1.048 million
  3. Seven News — 979,000
  4. A Current Affair (Nine)  —  944,000
  5. Seven News / Today Tonight  — 899,000
  6. ABC News   —  812,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC1) — 652,000
  8. Ten Eyewitness News — 588,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 470,000
  10. The Project  6.30pm (Ten)  — 316,000

Metro morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven)  —  328,000
  2. Today (Nine)  —  292,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 155,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) — 111,000
  5. News Breakfast (ABC1)  —  61,000 + 37,000 on News 24) — 98,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 39,000
  7. Wake Up (Ten) — 36,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8
  2. TV1
  3. LifeStyle
  4. UKTV
  5. Fox Classics

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Grand Designs (LifeStyle)  —  76,000
  2. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) —  74,000
  3. Location Location Location Australia (LifeStyle) —  70,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox 8)  —  64,000
  5. The Tomorrow People (Fox 8) —  58,000

*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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