The Winners: Seven won with good performances from Sunday Night and then Dancing with the Stars‘ Grand Final (although it was beaten by 60 Minutes). Ten did well in the demos as did 60 Minutes.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.744 million
  2. 60 Minutes (Nine) (7.30pm) — 1.573 million
  3. Nine News (6pm)  — 1.521 million
  4. Dancing with the Stars (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.477 million
  5. Sunday Night (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.399 million
  6. RBT (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.175 million
  7. Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation (Ten) (7.30pm) — 1.168 million
  8. Offspring (Ten) (8.30pm) — 1.111 million
  9. Send in the Dogs (Nine) (7pm) — 1.102 million
  10. Modern Family (Ten) (6.30pm) — 1.050 million

The Losers: No one really.

News & CA: Nine won Sydney and Seven and Nine drew Adelaide. Seven won the rest. Insiders again showed it is the place to go on Sundays for political junkies needing their hung parliament/independents fix.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.744 million
  2. 60 Minutes (Nine) (7.30pm) — 1.573 million
  3. Nine News (6pm)  — 1.521 million
  4. Sunday Night (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.399 million
  5. ABC News (7pm) — 990,000
  6. Ten News (5pm) — 516,000
  7. Dateline (SBS) (8.30pm) — 252,000
  8. SBS News (6.30pm) — 198,000

In the morning:

  1. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) (8am) — 376,000
  2. Insiders (ABC) (9am) — 305,000
  3. Weekend Today (Nine) (8am) — 251,000
  4. Landline (ABC) (Noon) — 212,000
  5. Inside Business (ABC) (10am) — 175,000
  6. Offsiders (ABC) (10.30am) — 166,000
  7. Meet the Press (Ten) (8am) — 69,000

The Stats:

  • FTA: Seven won with a share of 32.3%, from Nine on 28.1%, Ten on 22.2%, the ABC back on 13.4% and SBS on 4.0%.
  • Main Channel: Seven here as well with a share of 29.3%, from Nine on 23.5%, Ten on 17.6%, ABC 1 with 11.7% and SBS ONE on 3.6%.
  • Digital: GO and ONE tied with 4.6% each. GO did well because it’s a mini-Nine main channel, ONE did well with the telecast of the latest Grand Prix where Australian Mark Webber finished second. It’s was ONE’s best night on record. 7TWO was third with 2.9%, ABC 2 was on 0.9% and ABC 3, News 24 and SBS TWO each finished with 0.4%. That’s a total share of 14.2% for the seven digital channels. The F1 race averaged a solid 365,000 on ONE from 9.50 pm, the highest audience for the channel so far. The best markets for digital last night were Perth with 16.8% and Adelaide with 16.2%.
  • Pay TV: Seven won with a share of 27.0% from Nine on 23.2%, Ten on 18.5%, Pay TV’s 100 plus channels on 14.2%, the ABC with 11.2% and SBS, 3.4%. The 12 FTA channels had a total share of 85.8%, made up of 11.7% for the digitals and 74.4% for the five main channels.
  • Regional: Prime/7Qld won with a share of 31.2%, from WIN/NBN with 30.0%, SC Ten on 20.0%, the ABC on 14.3% and SBS on 4.5%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels with 28.3% and WIN/NBN on 25.4%. GO won the digitals with 4.6%, from 7TWO on 2.9% and ONE on 2.6%.

Major Markets: Seven won overall and the main channels in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. In Adelaide where Nine won the overall, but Seven won the main channels. And in Perth it was Seven from Ten and Nine overall and in the main channels. In the digitals ONE won Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. GO won Melbourne and Brisbane. 7TWO was third in all markets.

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

Glenn Dyer’s comments: Thanks to the Ben Cousins documentary Such Is Life – The Troubled Times Of Ben Cousins and Packed to the Rafters, Seven had a good week, winning the All People and major demos in the metro markets. Seven also won the main channels and GO won the digitals.

In regional areas despite the NRL on Friday night Prime/7Qld won All people overall and in the main channels. GO won the digitals. Pay TV won Saturday night (Seven won Friday night) thanks to a big win in Sydney with the NRL games. With the AFL down to the finals from this weekend, Seven has games Saturday and Sunday (the Swans vs. Carlton). Ten has finals Saturday afternoon and evening. It’s the NRL’s final home and away round this weekend. The Swans final on Sunday could swamp that if they win.

For the first time in a long while 60 Minutes showed some spark insofar as the audience is concerned. But Seven won because Dancing with the Stars blocked out more than 1.4 million people for two and a half hours. That was after Sunday Night had again won the 6.30pm to 7.30pm slot. Nine and Ten though did better in the demos, but with Seven having Packed to the Rafters, the AFL final on Friday night and The X Factor starting, it’s their week already.

TONIGHT: Seven has The X Factor, which will not be must watch TV, despite the hype, because we have seen this before and variants like Popstars, Australian Idol and Australia you have Talent. Watch if you want to…

Ten has The 7pm Project and Good News Week. The ABC has wall to wall current affairs. Q&A is from the Melbourne writer’s festival. Ten also has the Emmy’s from 10pm, which is also not must watch TV. Nine has Rescue Special Ops.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports