The Winners: Stock standard Tuesday night when Packed to the Rafters is in Seven’s schedule. Seven won well, despite the fading at 7.30pm which again prevented Seven from having a completely dominant night. The opposition from Top Gear and Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation on Ten, is pretty strong.

  1. Packed to the Rafters (Seven) (8.30pm) — 1.867 million
  2. Seven News (6pm)– 1.385 million
  3. Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation (Ten) (7.30pm) — 1.365 million
  4. Top Gear (Nine, 7.30 – 9 pm) — 1.339 million
  5. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.326 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.299 million
  7. Nine News (6pm) — 1.253 million
  8. Two and a Half Men (Nine) (7pm) (repeat) — 1.122 million
  9. ABC News (7pm) — 1.067 million

The Losers: Beat the Star on Seven at 7.30pm, 862,000 viewers. The Real Hustle, Nine, 9pm, 740,000. Not good and a deserved result.

News & CA: Nine News and ACA had a good night, with Nine News winning Sydney and Brisbane, but losing the rest to Seven News which won nationally. ACA was closer to TT, winning Sydney and Melbourne, but losing the rest. Today had its highest audience in the morning for months. Foreign Correspondent was the standout with a solid report.

  1. Seven News (6pm)– 1.385 million
  2. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.326 million
  3. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.299 million
  4. Nine News (6pm) — 1.253 million
  5. ABC News (7pm) — 1.067 million
  6. The 7PM Project (Ten) (7pm) — 916,000
  7. Ten News (5pm) — 849,000
  8. The 7.30 Report (ABC) (7.30pm) — 740,000
  9. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) (8pm) — 689,000
  10. Insight (SBS) (7.30pm) –217,000
  11. Lateline (ABC) (10.35pm) –204,000
  12. SBS News (6.30pm) –183,000
  13. SBS News (9.30pm) –162,000
  14. Lateline Business (ABC) (11.10pm) — 124,000

In the morning:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 396,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 364,000

The Stats:

  • FTA: Seven won with a share of 29.8%, from Nine on 27.2%, Ten on 22.2%, the ABC with 15.6% and SBS on 5.2%. Seven leads the week with 27.5%, from Nine on 27.1% and Ten with 22.5%. Ten won the 16 to 39s. Seven the rest.
  • Main Channel: Seven won here with a share of 26.9% from Nine with 23.5%, Ten on 21.5%, ABC 1 with 13.0% and SBS ONE on 4.4%. Seven leads the week with 24.3%, from Nine on 23.1% and Ten on 20.8%.
  • Digital: GO won here with its usual Tuesday night line up of main channel favourites. It finished with a share of 3.7%, from 7TWO on 3.0%, ABC 2 on 1.5%, SBS TWO and ABC 3 on 0.7% each, ONE on 0.6% and News 24 on 0.4%. The seven digital channels totalled 10.6%, with Adelaide again the top market with 13.7% and Brisbane with 11.2%. GO leads the week with 4.0% from 7TWO on 3.2%.
  • Pay TV: Seven won with a share of 25.2% from Nine on 22.9%, Ten on 18.7%, Pay TV and its 100 plus channels on 13.3%, the ABC on 13.2% and SBS on 4.4%. the 12 FTA channels had a total share of 86.7%, made up of 9.0% for the digitals and 77.7% for the five main channels.

Major Markets: Packed to the Rafters did it for Seven, but not in Brisbane where it is popular but not as dominant as in other markets. Nine’s other programs in Brisbane were also stronger than elsewhere.

Across the country it was Seven from Nine and Ten overall. In Brisbane it was Nine from Seven and Ten overall and in the main channels. Outside Brisbane in the main channels it was Seven from Nine and Ten except in Adelaide where Ten and Nine swapped places. GO won the digitals from 7TWO and ABC 2 everywhere bar Perth where 7TWO got up on top with GO second and ABC 2 third. Seven leads the week from Nine and Ten in Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. Nine leads from seven in Melbourne and Brisbane.

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

Glenn Dyer’s comments: It was Packed to the Rafters‘ night as it is every Tuesday. Nothing more to be said than what’s above.

TONIGHT: Spicks and Specks and The Gruen Transfer on the ABC. City Homicide on Seven. Lie To Me is the final episode of this series on Ten, and there’s also The 7pm Project. The Farmer Wants a Wife is also the series final. Nine brings back The Block next week.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports