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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: reality TV fails to attract an audience

For such an average night of programming, the surprise was in the ratings reports for metro and regional markets this morning. TV viewing cleaved into two distinct groups. The metros favoured Nine as a clear winner over Seven, but in the regions, Seven won over Nine. Ten was third overall, with the ABC fourth in the metros. ABC was third in the main channels, with Ten fourth. In the regions Ten was just fourth behind the ABC.

Nine’s The Block Glasshouse was clearly the most watched program in all markets — it had 2.228 million national/ 1.548 million metro/ 681,000 regional viewers. Seven was well behind in the metros, but in the regions The X Factor’s live performance episode had 670,000 viewers and Sunday Night 618,000, which helped haul Seven to the top of the lists last night. Solid figures for Castle from 9.45pm (868,000 national/ 536,000 metro/ 332,000 regional) helped keep Seven in the game and in front in regional areas. Insiders on ABC again dominated The Bolt Report  — call it the Barrie Cassidy factor. ABC’s Landline continued its 2014 improvement with 380,000 national viewers yesterday.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (32.3%)
  2. Seven (29.1%)
  3. Ten (17.1%)
  4. ABC (16.6%)
  5. SBS (4.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (24.1%)
  2. Seven (21.7%)
  3. ABC (13.1%)
  4. Ten  (11.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.2%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (5.1%)
  2. 7TWO (4.2%)
  3. Eleven (3.3%)
  4. 7mate (3.1%)
  5. Gem (3.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The Block Glasshouse (Nine) — 2.228 million
  2. Nine News  — 1.903 million
  3. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.786 million
  4. The X Factor Live Performance (Seven)  —  1.785 million
  5. Seven News  — 1.727 million
  6. Sunday Night (Seven) — 1.713 million
  7. ABC News — 1.256 million
  8. Anzac Girls (ABC) — 1.214 million
  9. Dr Who (ABC) — 1.100 million
  10. Castle (Seven) — 868,000

Top metro programs:

  1. The Block Glasshouse (Nine) — 1.548 million
  2. Nine News — 1.320 million
  3. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.207 million
  4. Seven News — 1.202 million
  5. The X Factor Live Performance (Seven) — 1.115 million
  6. Sunday Night (Seven) — 1.095 million

Losers: Anzac Girls on the ABC was again solid, as was the return of  The Bletchely Circle.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News  — 1.320 million
  2. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.207 million
  3. Seven News  — 1.202 million
  4. Sunday Night (Seven) — 1.095 million
  5. ABC News  — 1.256 million
  6. Ten Eyewitness News — 358,000
  7. SBS World News — 193,000

Morning TV:

  1. Weekend Sunrise (Seven)  —  307,000
  2. Insiders (ABC 202,000 + 92,000 News 24) — 294,000
  3. Landline (ABC) — 229,000
  4. Weekend Today (Nine)  —  215,000
  5. Financial Review Sunday (Nine) — 154,000
  6. Offsiders (ABC) — 131,000
  7. The Bolt Report (Ten)  — 130,000
  8. The Bolt Report repeat (Ten)  — 120,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Footy (4.1%)
  2. Fix Sports 3  (3.1%)
  3. Fox Sports 1  (3.0%)
  4. Fox8 (2.4%)
  5. TVHITS!  (2.3%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: Footscray v Western Sydney (Fox Footy)  —  146,000
  2. AFL: Gold Coast v West Coast  (Fox Footy) —  126,000
  3. NRL: Auckland V Gold Coast (Fox Sports 1) —  124,000
  4. AFL: Adelaide v St Kilda (Fox Sports 3)  —  110,000
  5. AFL: Ed and Derm’s Big Week in Footy (Fox Footy) —  106,000

*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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