The Winners: Seven News was on top with 1.394 million people, with a repeat of Border Security second at 7.30pm for Seven with 1.355 million. Today Tonight averaged 1.330 million in 3rd; and Medical Emergency averaged 1.290 million at 8pm for Seven. The fresh episode of Two and a Half Men at 7.30pm was 5th with 1.223 million and City Homicide at 8.30pm averaged 1.192 million. The 7pm repeat of Two and a Half Men averaged 1.180 million for Nine and Celebrity MasterChef Australia averaged 1.138 million at 7.30pm for Ten. Home and Away averaged 1.123 million at 7pm in 9th and 10th was Spicks and Specks for the ABC at 8.30pm with 1.096 million. A Current Affair was 11th with 1.062 million and Ten’s NCIS Los Angeles averaged 1.061 million for 12th. Nine News averaged 1.056 million and the 7pm ABC News averaged 1.006 million and 14th.

The Losers: Money For Jam at 8pm 834,000 and fading. RPA: Where Are They Now? episode, not very interesting for viewers, 872,000. Crime Investigation Australia at 9.30pm for Nine, 753,000.

News & CA: Seven News again won nationally and in every market. TT won in every market, but Melbourne where ACA got up. Nine News was very weak in Sydney: Seven News averaged 322,000, the 7pm ABC News, 291,000, Nine News, 257,000. ACA only averaged 265,000. Ten News averaged 792,000. The late News/Sports Tonight, 406,000. The 7.30 Report averaged 725,000 nationally; Lateline, 220,000, Lateline Business, 131,000. SBS News at 6.30pm, 165,000, 143,000 for the late edition. 7am Sunrise, 374,000, 7am Today, 317,000. The gap widens.

The Stats: Seven won with a 6pm to Midnight All People share of 28.7% (24.8% a week ago), from Nine with a combined share of 26.6% (28.5%), Ten with combined 23.0% (24.6%)%; the ABC with a combined 17.8% (18.0%) and SBS with a combined 3.9% (4.2%). Seven won Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Nine won Melbourne, but was third in Perth and Adelaide. Seven leads the week with 30.1% from Nine with a combined 27.0%.

In regional areas a win to Prime/7Qld with 29.7% from WIN/NBN with 26.8%, Southern Cross (Ten) with 21.6%, the ABC on 16.4% and SBS on 5.5%.

Digitally: Nine’s GO won with 2.50% (leaving Nine’s Main Channel on 24.10%. ABC 2 was second with 2.10% (ABC 1 was on 15.70%); Ten’s ONE averaged 1.10%, (Ten’s main channel was on 21.90%) and SBS TWO was on 0.20% and SBS ONE was on 3.70%.

Glenn Dyer’s comments: Last night: something for everyone. Seven won All People, Ten won the demos (except All People), Seven says it won 25 to 54s, Ten says it won 25 to 54s. But in different timeslots? Nine finished closer in some demos than the bald figures show. Seven had a lot more over 54’s watching.

Spicks and Specks was interesting; John Safran was excellent at 9.30pm on the ABC, but just 671,000 agreed. TONIGHT: The second last Q&A of the year at 9.30pm. The Great Escape doco at 8.30pm may be worth a look. Seven has nothing really; Beauty and The Geek at 8.30pm, that’s if you like Two and a Half Men on Nine. Nine has Getaway at 7.30pm, perhaps CSI at 8.30pm. Ten has Rush at 8.30pm and Glee at 7.30pm which is becoming a tasty performer for Ten in the 16 to 39s. Costa’s Garden Odyssey at 8pm on SBS.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

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