The Winners: Packed to the Rafters was the most watched list with 1.806 million people. Animal Rescue was second on return for Seven at 7.30pm with 1.493 million people and Seven News was 3rd with 1.417 million. Last Chance Surgery averaged 1.403 million on debut at 8pm for Seven and Today Tonight was 5th with 1.374 million. Nine’s 20 to 1 repeat at 7.30pm averaged 1.258 million for 6th spot, and the 7pm repeat of Two and a Half Men averaged 1.205 million for Nine. Nine News was 8th with 1.199 million, Home and Away was 9th at 7pm for Seven with 1.194 million and A Current Affair was 10th with 1.158 million. All Saints was 11th and the last program with a million or more viewers with 1.055 million at 9.30pm. The first NCIS repeat averaged 957,000 people for Ten at 8.30pm and the 9.30pm repeat averaged 900,000. The 8.30pm episode of Two and a Half Men averaged 892,000, the 9pm edition, 781,000. The 7pm Project, 780,000.

The Losers: The Spearman Experiment at 7.30pm on Ten: 699,000 after 1.039 million a week ago. That’s a 30% plus fall in a week, so it’s back to the drawing boards for this one. Seven’s Deal Or No Deal for the hour from 5pm, 672,000 from 849,000 on Monday night. Hot Seat on Nine fell to 603,000 yesterday from 631,000. Nine’s 9.30pm movie, Deuce Bigalow, 514,000.

News & CA: Seven News again won nationally and in every market but Melbourne where Nine was stronger. It was a similar result at 6.30pm where Today Tonight won everywhere bar Melbourne. The 7pm ABC News averaged 957,000. The 7.30 Report averaged 769,000, Lateline, 227,000, Lateline Business, 122,000. Ten News, 768,000, the late News/Sports Tonight, 418,000. SBS News at 6.30pm, 227,000, Insight at 7.30pm, 208,000, the 9.30pm late News, 129,000. A change at 7am with Nine’s Today sneaking past Sunrise on Seven, 377,000 to 367,000.

The Stats: Seven won 6pm All People with a share of 33.7% (33.4%) from Nine with a combined share of 26.5% (26.2%), Ten with a combined share of 20.9% (22.1%), the ABC with a combined share of 14.0% (14.2%) and SBS with a combined share of 4.9% (4.1%). Seven won all five metro markets and now leads the week 28.8% to 28.5%.

Digitally: Nine’s Go had a share of 2.20%, with the main channel share on 24.30%, ABC 2 was second with 1.80% (main channel share for ABC 1, 12.20%), Ten’s One, 0.80%, Ten’s main channel 20.00% and SBS TWO with 0.40%, SBS ONE, 4.50%. Seven’s share was 33.70% because it doesn’t have a separate digital channel as yet.

In regional areas a win to Prime/7Qld with 37.0%, from WIN/NBN with 24.2%, Southern Cross (Ten) with 19.6%, the ABC on 14.0% and SBS with 5.1%.

Glenn Dyer’s comments: Tuesday night, Packed to the Rafters on Seven at 8.30pm, aided by the solid return for Animal Rescue, the debut of Last Chance Surgery and good figures for the News/Today Tonight hour. Nine’s support was made stronger by good figures for its digital channel: the main channel was weaker than the bald share figures suggest.

Nine’s Today snuck past Sunrise at 7am, 377,000 to 367,000. It happened a month ago three times in a week, but this is the first time on a Tuesday for some years, and it’s the highest Today audience for years (outside one offs).

TONIGHT: The final Cook and The Chef on the ABC at 6.30pm. It will be missed. Spicks and Specks at 8.30pm. City Homicide and World’s Strictest Parents on Seven from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Nine has RPA at 8.30pm, and perhaps The Gift at 9pm. Ten has The 7pm Project and another poor night is head for the network. Ignore Nine’s Money for Jam at 8pm.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports