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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: viewers more interested in animal couples than The Bachelor

Nine’s night in metro and regional markets thanks to the final NRL game of the year for a Thursday night, and The Block Glasshouse in non-NRL markets. Ten was third in the metros and the ABC fourth. In the regions though, the ABC was a clear third and Ten and its offering of The Bachelor, was a clear fourth.

The NRL game was a hard game, live and alive compared to what else was on TV last night. It averaged 840,000 on Nine and Gem nationally, including 510,000 in Sydney, the biggest audience in the country last night and a very solid 249,000 in Brisbane. In both cases it easily beat The Bachelor which managed 245,000 in Sydney and just 98,000 in Brisbane where it is on the nose as well. The Bachelor had 968,000 national/ 750,000 metro/ 218,000 regional viewers. Ten said The Bachelor was number one in under 55s last night in metro markets. In the regions, an also ran.

In the morning Sunrise’s US jaunt saw its metro audience jump to 413,000 and Today’s audience slump to 260,000, for a huge win by 153,000 viewers. That saw Sunrise’s national audience jump to 661,000 and Today’s slide to 423,000. Today is off to the US shortly. But in another fall, Studio 10’s audience in metro markets fell to just 35,000, the lowest since Wake Up was axed. The audience for Nine’s Mornings also fell to a low 86,000, but the audience for Seven’s The Morning Show was about on par with 165,000 viewers. In the 6pm news battle, Nine won Sydney by 81,000, Melbourne by 136,000 and Brisbane by 48,000. Seven won Adelaide and Perth.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (33.9%)
  2. Seven (26.2%)
  3. Ten (18.2%)
  4. ABC (16.2%)
  5. SBS (5.6%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (27.2%)
  2. Seven (16.2%)
  3. Ten (13.0%)
  4. ABC (11.7%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.6%)
  2. GO (4.5%)
  3. 7mate (4.4%)
  4. Eleven (3.2%)
  5. ABC2 (2.8%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine News  — 1.572 million
  2. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.285 million
  3. Seven News — 1.277 million
  4. The World’s Oddest Animal Couples (Seven)  —  1.119 million
  5. ABC News  —  735,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine)  —  1.9078 million
  7. The Footy Show (Nine) — 1.047 million
  8. Nine News 6.30 — 1.029 million
  9. 7.30 (ABC1) — 1.010 million
  10. The Bachelor (Ten) — 968,000

Losers: Viewers on Ten who watched The Bachelor, that’s stooping pretty low. Viewers on Seven after Home and Away ended at 8pm. Animals are OK … but?Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.082 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.029 million
  3. Seven News — 965,000
  4. A Current Affair (Nine)  —  916,000
  5. Seven News/ Today Tonight  — 901,000
  6. ABC News  —  735,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 676,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 643,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 578,000
  10. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 491,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven)  —  413,000
  2. Today (Nine)  —  260,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 160,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) — 86,000
  5. News Breakfast (ABC 70,000 + 45,000 on News 24) — 115,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 35,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.7%)
  2. Fox Sports 3 (2.5%)
  3. LifeStyle  (1.9%)
  4. TVHits!  (1.8%)
  5. UKTV (1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360  (F0x Footy)  —  87,000
  2. The Big Bang Theory (Comedy) — 73,000
  3. Outlander (SoHo) — 69,000
  4. Family Guy (Fox8) —  65,000
  5. Modern Family (Fox8) — 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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