The Winners

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven, 7.30pm) — 1.426 million.
  2. Seven News (6pm) — 1.257 million.
  3. Criminal Minds (Seven, 8.30pm) — 1.163 million).
  4. Today Tonight (Seven, 6.30pm) — 1.154 million.
  5. Nine News (6pm) — 1.071 million.
  6. The Farmer Wants A Wife (Nine, 8.30pm) — 1.034 million.

Seven’s night.

The Losers
Ten, the schedule just wasn’t interesting enough. Two hours of laughs from Montreal averaged just 576,000 people. Not good enough.

News & CA

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.257 million.
  2. Today Tonight (Seven, 6.30pm) — 1.154 million.
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.071 million.
  4. A Current Affair (Nine, 6.30pm) — 994,000.
  5. ABC News (7pm) — 981,000.
  6. The 7PM Project (Ten) — 745,000.
  7. Ten News (5pm) — 710,000.
  8. 7.30 (ABC, 7.30pm) — 695,000.
  9. 6PM With George Negus (Ten, 6pm) — 354,000.
  10. Sunrise (Seven, 7am) — 354,000.
  11. Hungry Beast (ABC, 9.30pm) — 353,000.
  12. Ten Evening News (6.30pm) — 352,000.
  13. Today (Nine, 7am) — 351,000.
  14. 6PM With George Negus Late (Ten, 10.30pm, repeat) — 257,000.
  15. SBS News (6.30pm) — 178,000.
  16. Ten late News/Sports Tonight (Ten, 11pm) — 167,000.
  17. Lateline (ABC, 10.30pm) — 150,000.
  18. SBS late News (9.30pm) — 86,000.
  19. Lateline Business (ABC, 11.05pm, replay) — 68,000.

Nine News won Sydney narrowly, Seven won the rest more easily. A Current Affair won Melbourne, Today Tonight won the rest in what was a normal night of competition between the four programs.

Hungry Beast is in the list again because it was again interesting. Fewer viewers than last week, but a program built around the word “captivity” was interesting, especially the incredible woman with Locked In Syndrome (she suffered a stroke), communicating with her husband. Wonderful. The way the story was reported and the reporter should be a lesson to those ‘current affairs programs’ like TT, ACA, Four Corners and 7.30 how to tell a difficult, personal story and make it stunning. That segment alone will be this week’s highlight for me.

The Stats

  • FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 33.2% from Nine on (3) 28.3%, Ten (3) was on 19.5%, the ABC (4) ended with 15.0% and SBS (2) was on 4.0%. Seven leads the week with 32.5% from Nine on 26.3% and Ten on 20.4%.
  • Main Channel: Seven won with 25.4%, from Nine on 21.8%, Ten was on 14.5%, ABC1, 11.2% and SBS One was on 3.4%. Seven leads the week with 24.9%, from Nine on 19.2% and Ten on 15.6%.
  • Digital: 7TWO won with 4.8%, from GO on 4.2%, Eleven was on 3.8%, 7Mate, 3.0%, ABC2 was on 2.7%, Gem was on 2.3%, ONE was on 1.2%, ABC3 and SBS TWO were on 0.6% each and ABC News 24 finished with 0.5%. That’s a total FTA prime time share of 23.7%. GO leads the week with 4.5% from 7TWO on 4.2%, Eleven on 3.5% and 7TWO on 3.4%. Neighbours was the top program on the multi-channels with 389,000 viewers, followed by Pie In The Sky on 7TWO with 274,000.
  • Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 27.1%, from Nine (3) on 23.1%, Ten (3), ended with 15.9%, Pay TV (100 plus channels) ended with 15.5%, the ABC (4) was on 12.3% and SBS (2) was on 3.2%. The 15 FTA channels had a total share of viewing last night in prime time of 84.5%, made up of, 19.4% for the digital channels and 63.1% for the five main channels.
  • Regional: WIN/NBN (3 channels) with a share of 33.7%, from Prime/7Qld (3) with a share of 32.4%, SC Ten (3) was on 16.0%, the ABC (4) finished with 13.9% and SBS (3) was on 4.0%. WIN/NBN won the main channels with 26.7% from Prime/7Qld with 24.0%, and SC Ten on 16.0%. 7TWO won the digital channels with 5.4%, from GO on 4.9% and Eleven on 3.7%. The 10 digital channels had a total FTA prime time viewing share of 25.1%. Prime/7Qld leads the week with 32.7% from WIN/NBN on 29.3%. The 90 minute episode of The Farmer Wants A Wife boosted WIN/NBN to the lead last night. The Footy Shows will help WIN/NBN tonight.
  • Major Markets: Seven won from Nine and Ten overall and in every market bar Melbourne, Where Nine got up overall, thanks to a strong showing by GO. Seven won the main channels. In Perth, ten finished second in front of Nine in the main channels. GO won Melbourne, 7TWO won the rest. Seven leads the week from Nine and Ten in every market. The AFL Footy Show should boost Nine tonight, but not in Adelaide or Perth. The NRL Footy Show on Nine in Brisbane and Sydney will be near-invisible.

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

Glenn Dyer’s comments: Seven again, easily. The Farmer Wants A Wife perked up for Nine, but the rest was weak.

TONIGHT: Seven Network’s programs from Home and Away at 7pm to Private Practice at 10.30pm. All female skewing and all will do well. Ten has The Biggest Loser after The 7PM Project and then The Good Wife. The ABC has not much at all, 7.30 perhaps. Nine seems to have lost the plot, Million Dollar Drop, is down at 8.30pm followed by The Footy Shows. How many times a week do we need to see Eddie McGuire? At the moment it is eight, assuming he doesn’t sneak onto the AFL Footy Show tonight.