The Winners: Seven’s night fell away from 8.30pm, allowing Nine to win the night. Ten, desperate to fill a hole at 7.30pm to 8.30pm, struck a small seam of gold with the second episode for the week of Undercover Boss — which won  the timeslot, beating The X Factor.

  1. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.497 million
  2. Seven News (6pm) — 1.483 million
  3. Spicks and Specks (ABC) (8.30pm) — 1.453 million
  4. The Gruen Transfer (ABC) (9pm) — 1.391 million
  5. Undercover Boss (Ten) (7.30pm) — 1.355 million
  6. The X Factor (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.332 million
  7. The Farmer Wants a Wife (Nine) (8.30pm) — 1.273 million
  8. Nine News (6pm) — 1.246 million
  9. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.240 million
  10. ABC News (7pm) — 1.161 million
  11. Two and a Half Men (Nine) (7.30pm) (repeat) — 1.092 million
  12. Two and a Half Men (Nine) (7pm) (repeat) — 1.052 million
  13. Home and Away (Seven) (7pm) — 1.035 million

The Losers: City Homicide on Seven at 8.30pm, 747,000. Dying, killed by Seven shifting it around its schedule and not giving viewers a reason to make the journey each week to where they knew it would be.

News & CA: Seven News won nationally (but by just 1000 in Brisbane over Nine). Today Tonight won nationally (and by just 1000 over ACA in Adelaide).

  1. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.497 million
  2. Seven News (6pm) — 1.483 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.246 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.240 million
  5. ABC News (7pm) — 1.161 million
  6. The 7.30 Report (ABC) (7,30pm) — 959,000
  7. The 7pm Project (Ten) (7pm) — 921,000
  8. Ten News (Ten) (5pm) — 827,000
  9. Late News/Sports Tonight (Ten) (10.30pm) — 294,000
  10. Lateline (ABC) (10.25pm) — 269,000
  11. SBS News (6.30pm) — 176,000
  12. Lateline Business (ABC) (11pm) — 125,000
  13. SBS News (9.30pm) — 116,000

In the morning:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 424,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 314,000

The Stats:

  • FTA: Nine won with a share of 28.5%, from Seven with 26.9%, from the ABC with 20.9%, Ten on 19.9% and SBS with 3.9%. Seven leads the week with 29.9% from Nine with 27.8% and Ten on 20.7%.
  • Main Channel: Nine won with a share on 25.3%, from Seven with 23.8%, the ABC with 19.1%, ABC 1 with 17.9% and SBS with 3.1%. Seven leads the week with a share of 26.8% from Nine with 24.4% and Ten on 18.8%.
  • Digital: GO won with a share of 3.2%, from 7TWO with 3.1%, ABC 2 with 1.9%, ONE on 0.8%, SBS, 0.7%, ABC 3 was on 0.6% and News 24 was on 0.5%. That’s 10.8% in total for the seven digital networks. Adelaide had a peak share of 14.6%. GO leads the week on 3.4% from 7TWO with 3.1%.
  • Pay TV: Nine won with a share of 23.8%, from Seven with 22.5%, the ABC was on 17.5%, Ten was on 16.6%. Pay TV ended with a share of 13.7% for its 100 plus channels. SBS finished with a share of 3.2%. The 12 FTA channels had a share of 86.3%, with 8.9% for the digital channels and 77.4% for the five main channels.
  • Regional: WIN/NBN won with a share of 32.4%, from Prime/7Qld with 26.0%, SC Ten was third 20.8%, the ABC was on 16.3% and SBS with 4.4%. WIN/NBN won with a share with 28.4%, from Prime/7Qld with 24.3%, Ten was on 20.1%. GO won the digitals with 3.8% from ABC 2 on 1.8% and 7TWO with 1.7%. WIN/NBN leads the week with 29.9% from Prime/7Qld with 29.7%.

Major Markets: Nine won the overall and main channels everywhere bar Perth where Seven won both. The ABC was third in Sydney, Melbourne (equal with Ten), Brisbane and Adelaide. GO and 7TWO shared the digitals, GO won Sydney and Adelaide, 7TWO won Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. They all shared the minor placings in various metro markets. Seven leads from Nine and Ten everywhere bar Brisbane where Nine increased its lead over Seven.

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

Glenn Dyer’s comments: The good and the bad (and ugly) of Australian TV was on display last night. The good was Spicks and Specks and The Gruen Transfer, the bad was of course The X Factor and Two and a Half Men. In fact Two and a Half Men from 7pm to 8pm was an hour of repeats.

On watching a couple of the segments of The X Factor last night, there’s very little difference with Australian Idol (especially with Kyle Sandilands) — they are clones of each other.

TONIGHT: The X Factor could change the night for Seven tonight. In northern markets The Matty Johns Show moves to 8.30pm, which could impact the audience. It’s also an hour closer to Nine’s floundering NRL Footy Show.

Ten has The 7pm Project and Rush at 8.30pm, where it meets Nine’s hyped Cops L.A.C, which, on the promos, looks more like an average cops program. Let’s hope it’s not just a cop show built around Kate Ritchie because Nine wanted to steal here away from Seven (and because Seven was slow to find a project for her).

The ABC has The 7.30 Report as its viewing highlight. SBS has a repeat of a Food Safari series from Maeve O’Mara, which would still be a more interesting watch than The X Factor.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports