The Winners: What’s not in there is the big program of the night. It was Every Heart Beats True: The Jim Stynes Story, a feature on the life of noted AFL footballer and current Melbourne President Jim Stynes. It averaged 628,000 at 6.30pm in Melbourne and gave the network a huge win in that market and in All People nationally.

  1. Junior MasterChef (Ten, 7.30 – 8.30 pm) — 1.748 million
  2. Seven News (6pm) — 1.473 million
  3. Nine News — (6pm) — 1.424 million
  4. Midsomer Murders (ABC) (8.30pm) — 1.354 million
  5. Modern Family (Ten) (7pm) — 1.218 million
  6. 60 Minutes (Nine) (7.30pm) — 1.200 million
  7. Sunday Night (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.198 million
  8. The X Factor (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.095 million

The Losers: Nothing really. Seven’s The X Factor was again squeezed by Junior MasterChef.

News & CA: Nine News had a good night. Seven only managed to end up in front nationally thanks to the usual big margin in Perth. Nine won Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. The morning chats have settled to post poll levels.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.473 million
  2. Nine News — (6pm) — 1.424 million
  3. 60 Minutes (Nine) (7.30pm) — 1.200 million
  4. Sunday Night (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.198 million
  5. ABC News (7pm) — 846,000
  6. Ten News (5pm) — 764,000
  7. SBS News (6.30pm) — 176,000
  8. Dateline (SBS) (8.30pm) — 158,000

In the morning:

  1. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) (8am) — 400,000
  2. Weekend Today (Nine) (8am) — 306,000
  3. Landline (ABC) (noon) — 212,000
  4. Insiders (ABC) (9am) — 208,000
  5. Inside Business (ABC) (10am) — 151,000
  6. Offsiders (ABC) (10.30am) — 136,000
  7. Meet The Press (Ten) (8am) — 41,000

The Stats:

  • FTA: Nine won with a share of 28.4% from Seven on 25.5%, Ten on 24.1%, the ABC with 18.0% and SBS on 4.0%.
  • Main Channel: Nine won with a share of 24.3% from Seven on 23.2%, Ten on 22.7%, ABC 1 with 16.7% and SBS ONE on 3.2%.
  • Digital: GO won with 4.1% from 7TWO on 2.3%, ONE on 1.4%, SBS TWO with 0.8%, ABC 2 with 0.7%, and ABC 3 and News 24 on 0.3% each. That’s a total share of 9.9% for the seven digital channels.
  • Pay TV: Nine won with a share of 24.0% from Seven on 21.5%, Ten with 20.4%, the ABC on 15.2% and Pay TV’s 100 plus channels with 13.2%. SBS had a share of 3.4%. That left the 12 FTA channels with a total share of 86.8%, made up of 8.3% for the digitals and 78.5% for the five main channels.
  • Regional: WIN/NBN won with a share of 29.8% from Seven with 25.1%, SC Ten on 19.9%, the ABC with 18.5% and SBS with 4.1%. WIN/NBN won the main channels from Prime/7Qld. GO won the digitals with a share of 5.6% from 7TWO on 2.3% and ONE with 1.9%.

Major Markets: GO won the digitals from 7TWO and ONE in that order in all five metro markets. The other results were a bit mixed.

  • Sydney: Seven won from Nine and Ten overall and in the main channels.
  • Melbourne: Nine won from Ten and Seven in Melbourne overall and the main channels because of Every Heart Beats True: The Jim Stynes Story.
  • Brisbane: Seven won from Nine and Ten overall and in the main channels.
  • Adelaide: Nine won from Seven and Ten overall, but Seven won the main channels from Nine and Ten.
  • Perth: Ten won the overall and main channels from Seven and then Nine.

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

Glenn Dyer’s comments: Nine won All People, Seven won the main channels and GO won the digitals in the metro markets. In regional areas, WIN/NBN won the overall and the main channels while GO won the digitals.

Last night: Ten won the demos even though Junior MasterChef shed around 450,000 viewers from the first episode last week (a fall of 20%). Every Heart Beats True: The Jim Stynes Story in Melbourne was the most watched program in the country last night with 628,000, followed by Junior MasterChef in the same market with 586,000 and Nine News with 557,000.

Ten has renewed Junior MasterChef for 2011. That 450,000 drop was a bit of a surprise. The last episode will rate very well, but if there’s another big fall next week…? A further 574,000 people watched Junior MasterChef in regional areas. That was down from the debut audience the previous Sunday of 693,000. All up the loss is around 570,000 or 19.6%, which is a substantial fall.

TONIGHT: Ten has the Brownlow Medal Count in the southern AFL markets, which in terms of ratings in prime time, does more for a network than the Grand Final which Seven has on Saturday. Ten has Good News Week in Sydney and Brisbane. Don’t forget The 7pm Project.

The ABC has back to back news and current affairs, the highlight is the second part of the Michael Ware story on Australian Story. Nine has Rescue Special Ops — not many people will watch.

Seven has Criminal Minds, after The X Factor. Again, not many people will watch.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports