The Winners: Seven’s Parenthood at 9.30pm lost ground on its debut and slipped under a million to 917,000, but still won the slot. Baroque on the ABC, 510,000 from 8.30pm. It’s an arts program so not much more could be expected up against Packed to the Rafters.

  1. Packed to the Rafters (Seven) (8.30pm) — 1.904 million
  2. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.564 million
  3. Seven News (6pm) — 1.514 million
  4. Minute to Win It (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.355 million
  5. Top Gear (Nine) (7.30pm) — 1.352 million
  6. Nine News (6pm) — 1.247 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.228 million
  8. Modern Family (Ten) (7.30pm) — 1.138 million
  9. Home and Away (Seven) (7pm) — 1.121 million
  10. ABC News (7pm)  — 1.097 million
  11. Two and a Half Men (Nine) (7pm) (repeat) — 1.087 million.

The Losers: Nine’s repeat of the Top Gear Botswana Special from 9pm to 10.10pm, 731,000. It, plus the tired 20 to 1 at 10.10pm was Nine running dead on a night where Seven was obviously stronger. Ten’s repeat of NCIS at 8.30pm, 859,000. Enough is enough. Nine had more than four and a half hours of repeats last night, including the Top Gear Botswana Special which has aired on SBS.

News & CA: Seven News and Today Tonight won nationally and everywhere. ACA regained the 300,00 mark in Sydney to average 343,000, but was still beaten by TT on 379,000.

  1. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.564 million
  2. Seven News (6pm) — 1.514 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.247 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.228 million
  5. ABC News (7pm)  — 1.097 million
  6. The 7PM Project (Ten) (7pm) — 902,000
  7. Ten News (5pm) — 830,000
  8. The 7.30 Report (ABC) (8pm) — 447,000
  9. Late News/Sports Tonight (Ten) (10.30pm) — 319,000
  10. Insight (SBS) (7.30pm) — 281,000
  11. Lateline (ABC) (10.35pm) — 199,000
  12. SBS News (6.30pm) — 199,000
  13. SBS News (9.30pm) — 117,000
  14. Lateline Business (ABC) (11.10pm) — 99,000

In the morning:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 400,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 298,000

The Stats:

  • FTA: Seven won with a share of 33.0%, from Seven on 27.5%, Ten on 19.6%, the ABC with 14.3% and SBS on 5.6%. Seven leads the week with 31.0% from Nine on 26.7%. Seven won all the major demos.
  • Main Channel: A big win to Seven with a share of 30.9%, from Nine with 23.8%, Ten on 19.1%, ABC 1, 11.6% and SBS ONE, 4.4%. Seven leads the week with 27.7% from Nine on 22.7%.
  • Digital: The seven FTA digital channels had a combined total of 10% in the metro markets last night with GO winning with 3.7%, from TWO on 2.1%, ABC 2, 1.3%, SBS TWO, 1.2%, ABC 3 and News 24 both on 0.6% each and ONE on 0.5%. GO leads the week with 3.9% from 7TWO on 3.3%.
  • Pay TV: It was Seven with 27.7%, from Nine on 23.2%, Ten on 16.5%, Pay TV and its 100 plus channels on 13.5%, the ABC was on 12.0% and SBS was on 4.7%. The five main channels had a total of 76.1%, the seven FTA digitals, 8.4%, making 86.5% in all for the 12 FTA channels.
  • Regional: A win to Prime/7Qld with 33.5%, from WIN/NBN on 28.3%, SC Ten on 20.0%, the ABC, 12.4% and SBS, 5.8%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels from WIN/NBN, GO won the digitals from 7TWO and ABC 3. Prime/7Qld lead the week with 30.1%, from WIN/NBN on 28.5%.

Major Markets: It was Seven from Nine and Ten everywhere overall and in the main channels. GO won the digitals from 7TWO and ABC 2 everywhere except Perth, where it was GO from SBS TWO and 7WO. Seven leads the week in all five markets from Nine and Ten.

(All shares on the basis of combined overnight 6pm to midnight All People)

Glenn Dyer’s comments: Nothing much to be said. Seven’s night with Packed to the Rafters dominant, again. Nine ran dead, except for Top Gear. Melbourne had four programs with audiences of 400,000 or more, Sydney had just two.

TONIGHT: The last Gruen Nation of the campaign. Plus Spicks and Specks and Yes We Canberra makes the ABC the place to be tonight. Having attended the taping of Gruen Nation last night, watch, it’s a great episode. Funny, harsh and tells us more about the problems in both campaigns than the parties will admit to. Free advice for Liberal and Labor. City Homicide on Seven and a Lewis episode in all markets. The Farmer wants a Wife on Nine and The 7pm Project and fresh Simpsons on Ten.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports