The Winners: Seven News continues its strong showing: 1.832 million last night. Today Tonight benefited, with 1.619 million in second and MasterChef Australia was third with 1.443 million in 3rd. A Current Affair was 4th with 1.405 million. Last night’s audience was ACA’s biggest of the year so far. Nine’s Sea Patrol was 5th at 8.30pm with 1.385 million (mechanical acting last night). Nine News was next with 1.364 million viewers. The fresh episode of Two and a Half Men at 7.30pm averaged 1.291 million for Nine and Home and Away was 8th with 1.233 million. The 7pm repeat of Two and a Half Men averaged 1.227 million and Seven’s Desperate Housewives averaged 1.181 million in 10th spot at 8.30pm. Ten’s Recruits at 8pm averaged 1.162 million and Scrubs on Seven at 8pm averaged 1.092 million. The 7pm ABC News averaged 1.076 million and Nine’s Missing Pieces at 8pm averaged 1.052 million. Ten News was 16th and last on the million viewer list. It was yet another million viewer audience on a Monday night. Australian Story on the ABC averaged 987,000 at 8pm. Seven’s Brothers & Sisters at 9.30pm, 946,000. It won that timeslot. Hot Seat on Nine at 5.30pm, 648,000. Deal or No Deal on Seven, 952,000. Ten News had more and wins again.

The Losers: The Sydney Morning Herald this morning for only being able to supply the regional edition of the paper in Sydney’s inner west in time for home delivery at 6am. And their TV writers complain when the networks miss scheduled start/finishes! Last night, Eleventh Hour at 9.30pm on Nine, 791,000. Top Gear Australia on SBS at 7.30pm, 608,000: a winner normally, but has been higher. Local viewers are not all that impressed with series two. How I Met Your Mother on Seven at 7.30pm: 873,000. Says it all! Supernatural on Ten at 9.30pm: 662,000 viewers, which tells us, that like Nine, Ten is very short of replacement second string US dramas for the 9.30pm timeslot.

News & CA: Seven News again won nationally and in every market but Today Tonight won everywhere but Melbourne. Nine’s late News averaged 241,000. Ten’s late News/Sports Tonight, 338,000. The 7.30 Report, 860,000, Four Corners, 830,000, Media Watch, 791,000. SBS News at 6.30pm, 200,000, the 9.30pm edition, 179,000. 7am Sunrise, 381,000, 7am Today, 283,000.

The Stats: Seven won with a 6 pm to midnight All People share of 26.8% (25.9%) from Nine with 26.5% (26.2%). Ten was on 23.9% (23.7%), the ABC was on 16.9% (18.0%) and SBS was on 6.0% (6.2%). Seven won Sydney, drew Adelaide with Nine and won Perth. Nine won Melbourne and Brisbane. Seven leads the week 27.4% to Ten with 26.6% and Nine on 25.7%. In regional areas a win to WIN/NBN with 28.3% from Prime/7Qld with 24.1%, Southern Cross (Ten) on 22.1%, the ABC on 17.8% and SBS on 7.1%.

Glenn Dyer’s comments: ACA did well with the interview (reportedly paid for) with Clare Werbeloff, the young Sydney woman who has acknowledged making up a story about a Sydney shooting. It gave her internet fame and fortune (which will probably be gone tomorrow.) But now we have ACA doing an interview with a person who made up a story and paying for it. Why? When next ACA has an amazing story that seems to incredible to be true, who will believe them, even if it isn’t made up. People have no shame or honour these days, and that (has always) includes current affairs programs.

Four Corners last night: disjointed was the best I could say about it from what I watched towards the end (and caught up on recording today). It might be a powerful story, but there were a lot of “buts” left dangling.

Top Gear isn’t impressing the locals on SBS. There’s said to be a 600,000 audience average in the contract with BBC World. It still above that, but falling.

Seven won All People and 25 to 54 last night, Ten won 16 to 39 and 18 to 49. Nine was again squeezed out, despite finishing a close second. That’s something seven has also felt a number of times this year so far.

TONIGHT: Ten with Talkin’ ‘About my Generation and NCIS, plus MasterChef, makes it the logical winner, from Seven, with Nine again being squeezed out and facing the moment of truth with Home Made at 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Another sub par audience figure and it will be cut to once a week. Seven has All Saints, Find My Family and The Zoo, plus 10 Years Younger. Nine also has three episodes of Two and a Half Men and a movie. That’s radical. Nine’s Underbelly Uncuts have finally been “cut” one way or another. SBS has Insight at 7.30pm The ABC has Foreign Correspondent and Mumbai Calling. Ten’s Lie To Me at 9.30pm sums up the last night for many viewers.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports