The Winners: Seven won, Glee and The Big Bang Theory fought it out in the demos. Glee was better as TV. The ABC is a wasteland. The Block is hanging in there. Ten’s House at 9.30pm; 608,000, but did well in the main demos.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.394 million
  2. The Force (Seven) (8pm) — 1.350 million
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.315 million
  4. Border Security (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.284 million
  5. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) (8.30pm) — 1.162 million
  6. Nine News (6pm) — 1.161 million
  7. The Block (Nine) (7.30pm) — 1.146 million
  8. Home and Away (Seven) (7pm) — 1.054 million
  9. Glee (Ten) (7.30pm) — 1.042 million
  10. City Homicide (Seven) (8.30pm) — 1.021 million
  11. ABC News (7pm) — 1.018 million
  12. A Current Affair (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.007 million

The Losers: Ten, except for Glee which won the important demos and was a stunner last night. Much more confronting that our soaps. The Librarians, 595,000 at 8.30pm. Lost its funnies. Strictly Speaking at 8pm on the ABC, 390,000 — even the ABC knows a turkey and this morning it boned Strictly Speaking and slotted QI (Stephen Fry) into the 8pm slot from next Wednesday.

News & CA: TV audiences are odd, Seven’s Sydney 6pm News saw its audience jump to 404,000 last night for no apparent reason The second highest in the country last night. Viewer numbers had been 50,000 to 90,000 fewer on some nights. Nine News in Sydney didn’t move. Seven won all five metro markets, as did TT. A Current Affair seems to slowly losing audience each week. It’s only an impression, but as I said. TV audiences are odd, they seem to go off programs, then flock back. The 7pm Project on Ten remains weak, Sunrise is still well ahead of Today in the morning.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.394 million
  2. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.315 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.161 million
  4. ABC News (7pm) — 1.018 million
  5. A Current Affair (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.007 million
  6. Ten News (5pm) — 808,000
  7. The 7pm Project (Ten) (7pm) — 746,000
  8. The 7.30 Report (ABC) (7.30pm) — 715,000
  9. Late News/Sports Tonight (Ten) (10.30pm) — 247,000
  10. Lateline (ABC) (10.30pm) — 232,000
  11. SBS News (6.30pm) — 202,000
  12. SBS News (9.30pm) — 186,000
  13. Lateline Business (ABC) (11.05pm) –132,000

In the morning:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 420,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 325,000

The Stats:

  • FTA: Seven won with a share of 32.6%, from Nine on 29.7%, Ten with 17.9%, the ABC with 14.7% and SBS on 5.1%. Seven leads the week with 30.3% from Nine on 27.8% and Ten with 20.8%.
  • Main Channel: Seven won with a share of 25.9% from Nine on 24.3%, Ten with 17.2%, ABC 1 with 11.8% and SBS ONE on 4.6%. Seven leads the week with 24.8%, from Nine on 22.4% and Ten with 19.4%.
  • Digital: The nine digital channels had a solid night with an FTA share of 16.3%. GO won with 3.8%, from 7Mate on 3.5%, 7TWO on 3.1%, ABC 2 and Gem both with 1.7% each, One and ABC 3 with 0.7%, SBS TWO on 0.6% and News 24 on 0.5%. GO leads the week with 3.8% from 7Mate on 2.9% and 7TWO on 2.6%. GO will do well tonight with repeats of Top Gear and Big Bang Theory.
  • Pay TV: Seven won here with a share of 27.1% for its three channels, from Nine with 24.7% for its trio, Ten and its two were on 14.9%, pay TV’s 100 plus channels totalled 14.0%, the ABC’s four channels totalled 12.2% and SBS’s two channels had a combined share of 4.3%. That left 86% for the 14 FTA channels, made up of 15.5% for the nine FTA digitals (and more than Foxtel) and 70.5% for the five main channels. Foxtel’s shares ranged from a high of 16.5% in Sydney to 11.1% in Adelaide and 12% in Melbourne.
  • Regional: Prime/7Qld won with a share of 34.3%, from WIN/NBN on 33.7%, SC Ten on 15.0%, the ABC on 12.2% and SBS on 4.8%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels narrowly, 28.1% to 28.0% for WIN/NBN/ GO won the digitals with 4.3% from 7Mate on 3.4% and 7TWO on 2.8%. The nine digital channels had a total FTA share of 16.4%. Prime/7Qld lead the week, 31.4% to 29.9% for WIN/NBN.

Major Markets: Seven won overall and in the main channels everywhere bar Melbourne where it was Nine from Seven and Ten in the main channels. GO won Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane. 7TWO won Perth, 7Mate won Melbourne. The two Seven channels shared the minor placings behind GO. Seven leads the week from Nine and Ten everywhere bar Melbourne where Nine is back in the lead. The digital channel shares ranged from an FTA share low of 9.2% in Sydney to a high of 23.5% in Adelaide.

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

Glenn Dyer’s comments: An average night of TV, Seven won All People, Nine won the demos. Tonight should be worse with the digitals and Pay TV expected to see good shares in their morning reports tomorrow.

TONIGHT: Keeping Up with the Joneses on Ten at 8pm. Beauty and The Geek on Seven for the young at heart or those who like Glee or The Big Bang Theory. CSI at 8.30pm, Cops L.A.C is supposed to be at 9.30pm. That won’t do either any good. Rush on Ten. If you are a baseball nut, game one of the World Series starts at 11pm on ONE and is repeated at 6am tomorrow.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

Peter Fray

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