The Winners: The early finish of the cricket meant Nine had to go with standby programming from around 8pm onwards. Ten won 16 to 39 and 18 to 49. Seven won 25 to 54s.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.516 million
  2. Junior MasterChef (Ten) (7.30pm) — 1.440 million
  3. Bones (Seven) (8.30pm) — 1.406 million
  4. Sunday Night (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.262 million
  5. The X Factor (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.248 million
  6. Nine News (6pm) — 1.154 million
  7. Modern Family (Ten) (7pm) — 1.057 million
  8. Poirot: Evil Under the Sun (ABC) (8.30pm) — 1.054 million

The Losers: Nine’s night was thrown into a spot of confusion, so no real losers.

News & CA: The hour with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from 6pm on ABC 1 averaged 270,000 and 32,000 on News 24. Seven News won everywhere bar Adelaide where Nine News had a big win. Seven News won Brisbane by 181,000 viewers, 372,000 to 1919,000. 60 Minutes returns next Sunday evening on Nine.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.516 million
  2. Sunday Night (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.262 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.154 million
  4. ABC News (7pm)– 872,000
  5. Ten News (5pm) — 510,000
  6. Dateline (SBS) (8.30|pm) — 194,000

In the morning:

  1. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) (8am) — 336,000
  2. Weekend Today (Nine) (8am) — 228,000
  3. Landline (ABC) (Noon) — 217,000
  4. Insiders (ABC) (9am) — 184,000
  5. Inside Business (ABC) (10am) — 130,000
  6. Offsiders (ABC) (10.30am) — 108,000
  7. Meet The Press (Ten) (8am) — 32,000

The Stats:

  • FTA: Seven by a mile with a share of 32.1%, from Nine on 23.8% and Ten with 20.3%. the ABC finished with 18.0% and SBS was on 5.8%.
  • Main Channel: Seven won with 27.5%, from Ten with 18.7%, Nine on 17.5%, ABC 1 with 16.4% and SBS ONE with 4.1%.
  • Digital: GO won with a share of 5.8%, from 7Mate on 2.3%, 7TWO was third with 2.2%, SBS TWO finished with 1.6%, ONE, 1.5%, ABC 2, 0.7%, News 24 and Gem had 0.5% each and ABC 3 ended with 0.3%. The digital channels had FTA shares ranging from a low of 12.4% in Sydney to a High on 19.4% in Adelaide, followed by 18.3% in Brisbane.
  • Pay TV: Seven won with 25.9% (three channels), from Nine (3) with 19.2%, Pay TV (100-plus channels), 16.9%, Ten on 16.4% (2), the ABC (four channels), was on 14.5% and SBS (2), 4.7%. The nine FA digitals had a total share of 12.5%, the five main channels, 70.6%. That made up the 83.1% of viewing on the 14 FTA channels in prime time last night. Foxtel’s share ranged from 20.8% in Sydney where it finished second behind Seven, to 13.5% in Adelaide and 16% in Brisbane. Nearly 30% of viewers watched the digital channels of Foxtel in the five metro markets last night in prime time.
  • Regional: Prime/7Qld won with 32.5%, WIN/NBN was second with 25.7%, SC Ten with 18.2%, just in front of the ABC with 18.1% and SBS was on 5.6%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels from WIN/NBN and SC Ten. GO won the digitals easily with 6.5%, from 7Mate on 2.8% and 7TWO on 2.2%. The nine digital channels had an FTA share of 17.7%.

Major Markets: Seven won overall and the main channels in every metro market, helped by the early end to the ODI. Ten was second in both areas in Sydney, and in the main channels only in Brisbane and Perth. Nine was mostly second in both categories. GO won the digitals in every market, with 7TWO and 7Mate taking the minor placings, except in Adelaide were SBS TWO was third and in Perth where ONE was third. Nine’s Gem suffered in some markets (Melbourne it got a zero) from simulcasting the cricket in the early evening. Nine switched to repeats of Friends before the ODI had finished).

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

Glenn Dyer’s comments: Last week: Seven won overall and the main channels. GO won the digitals. Seven won Friday night when the One Day cricket loss to Sri Lanka bombed for Nine. The afternoon session averaged 371,000, the evening session, 760,000. Together they averaged 566,000, compared with the 683,000 who watched the loss on Wednesday night from Melbourne.

Nine’s Rugby League and Hey Hey it’s Saturday gave the network a big win Saturday night. Because of the later start in Sydney and Brisbane (8.30 pm) , Hey Hey it’s Saturday‘s average audience fell to 774,000. WIN/NBN won the regionals and GO won the digitals. Ten had a 10% share of prime time audiences on Saturday night in the five metro markets. Summer has arrived early for Ten. It was the lowest share of the year for the network, so far. Seven’s two digital channels, 7TWO (3.7%) and 7Mate (2.6%) had a combined metro FTA share total of 6.3%, which beat the combined share of Nine’s two channels (5.9%), GO, 4.6%, and Gem, 1.3%.

Nine was stiffed by the early finish of the ODI cricket. The afternoon session when Sri Lanka batted and Australia showed some better form averaged 714,000, the evening session, which covered the finish and then the standby programming (Two and a Half Men and a movie called Hancock), averaged 720,000. As a consequence Seven had a big win, Ten should have done better, but the Aria Awards at 8.30pm were a disaster, just 624,000 viewers over two hours, even if the audience was predominantly younger viewers. Junior MasterChef did a lot better in the demos at 7.30pm.

TONIGHT: The final Monday night wall to wall news and current affair effort of the year with Australian Story, Four Corners, Media Watch and Q&A all heading for holidays after tonight. Nice work if they can get, obviously they do, year after year at Our ABC. The 7.30 Report is still on duty, as is the 7PM ABC News, and Lateline and Lateline Business later in the evening. Nine has The Mentalist. Seven has Criminal Minds. Ten has Junior MasterChef and Undercover Boss, plus The 7PM Project.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

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