The Winners: Packed to the Rafters won the night for Seven — it averaged 1.912 million viewers. Today Tonight was second with 1.563 million and Seven News was 3rd with 1.535 million. The 7pm repeat of Two and a half Men averaged 1.311 million for Nine and 4th place (and another big audience in Melbourne). The World Food Spectacular at 7.30pm averaged 1.228 million and the repeat of 20 to 1 on Nine at 7.30pm was next in 6th with 1.228 million. Home and Away averaged 1.195 million at 7pm in 7th, with Nine News next with 1.175 million. 9th was All Saints at 9.30pm with 1.163 million and a clear win for Seven. A Current Affair averaged 1.106 million for 10th and Ten’s Spearman Experiment was 11th on debut with 1.039 million. The 7pm ABC News was 12th and the last program in the million viewer club with 1.039 million.
The Losers: Ten’s NCIS repeats from 8.30pm (944,000) and 9.30pm (946,000) are just about exhausting their appeal to viewers. The fresh series can’t come too quickly for Ten. Two and a Half Men at 8.30pm, 871,000, and 9pm, 821,000 on Nine was crushed by Packed to the Rafters on Seven with more than 1.9 million viewers. Nine’s movie at 9.30pm, Austin Powers Goldmember was a repeat and only attracted 579,000 people.
News & CA: Seven News again won nationally and in every market as did Today Tonight. ACA faded in both Melbourne and Brisbane where it did well and won Monday nights. The 7.30 Report averaged 728,000, Lateline, 178,000, Lateline Business, 107,000. Ten News averaged 829,000, the late News/Sports Tonight, 460,000. SBS News at 6.30pm, 192,000, 129,000 for the 9.30pm edition. Nine’s late News, 241,000. 7am Sunrise, 406,000, 7am Today, 291,000.
The Stats: Seven won 6pm to midnight All People with a share of 33.4% (33.2%) from Nine with 26.2% (23.1%), Ten with 22.1% (25.4%, the ABC with 14.2% (14.3%) and SBS with 4.1% 3.9% Looking at those figures, Nine and Ten seem to have swapped viewers from last week to this week and the shares moved accordingly. Seven won all five metro markets (Melbourne narrowly over Nine). Seven leads the week 30.1% to 26.9%. In regional areas a win to Prime/7Qld with 33.6%, with WIN/NBN next with 25.2%, then Southern Cross (Ten) with 22.1%, the ABC, 14.4% and SBS on 4.8%.
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Glenn Dyer’s comments: Once again the viewing numbers for Nine News and A Current Affair have bounced around: from strong 1.3 million plus numbers on Monday night, to just over 1.1 million last night. ACA‘s audience in Sydney fell by around 90,000 and over 70,000 in Melbourne, for no apparent reason.
Ten’s new program, The Spearman Experiment is not such an experiment: more a clone of Nine’s 20 to 1. The original, in repeat at 7.30pm averaged 1.228 million; Spearman, 1.039 million. It will be hard pressed to match that. It did at least win the 16 to 39 age group for Ten.
Digitally: ABC 2 won the night with 1.90% (ABC 1 had a share of 12.30%), from Nine’s Go with 1.80% (Nine’s main channel with 24.40%), Ten’s ONE, 0.80% (Ten’s main channel, 21.30%), SBS Two, 0.40%, SBS ONE, 3.70%. Seven was on 33.40%.
TONIGHT: Spicks and Specks and the final episode of The Librarians on the ABC from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. Nine has RPA and The Gift. Money For Jam at 8pm on Nine. Will it attract another 1.3 million viewers? I don’t think so. The 7pm Project on Ten is the highlight for them. Seven has World’s Strictest Parents at 7.30pm. SBS has Inspector Rex at 7.30pm.
Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports