The Winners: Seven’s night, as tonight will be.

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.517 million
  2. Seven News (6pm) — 1.331 million
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.278 million
  4. Nine News (6pm) — 1.176 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.065 million
  6. Home and Away (Seven) (7pm) — 1.049 million
  7. ABC News (7pm) — 1.017 million

The Losers: Nine and Ten. Both have given up for this ratings period which ends on Saturday night. Weren’t in the hunt. The Million Dollar Drop on Nine, 8.30pm, 615,000. Good News Week on Ten at 9.30pm, 473,000. Sliding towards irrelevance. Brothers & Sisters on Seven at 9.30pm, 576,000, likewise.

News & CA: Nine News won Sydney comfortably and Brisbane narrowly, and lost Melbourne by a mile. ACA won Sydney, lost the rest, including a big loss in Melbourne. 6.30 With George Negus a new high of 474,000, its previous was the 440,000 for the first outing last Monday night.

In the morning, Sunrise surprised by beating Today by 144,000 viewers. Today‘s audience slumped sharply on last week, Sunrise‘s rose. The culprit? The final round of the Masters Golf on Ten and One with three Australians in contention, averaged 115,000 for Ten and 71,000 for ONE (186,000 all told). It didn’t impact Sunrise, but hurt Today.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.331 million
  2. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.278 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.176 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.065 million
  5. ABC News (7pm) — 1.017 million
  6. Australian Story (ABC) (8pm) — 863,000
  7. The 7pm Project (Ten) (7pm) — 833,000
  8. Four Corners (ABC) (8.30pm) — 761,000
  9. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 736,000
  10. Media Watch (ABC) (9.15pm) — 677,000
  11. Ten News (5pm) — 672,000
  12. Q&A (ABC) (9.35pm) — 606,000
  13. 6.30 With George Negus (Ten) (6.30pm) — 474,000
  14. 6.30 With George Negus Late (Ten, 10.30 – 11 pm, repeat) — 236,000
  15. Lateline (ABC, 10.30 – 11.05 pm) — 236,000
  16. SBS News (6.30pm) — 190,000
  17. Late News/Sports Tonight (Ten) (11pm) — 136,000
  18. SBS News (9.30pm) — 95,000
  19. Lateline Business (ABC) (11.05pm) — 91,000

In the morning:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 423,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 279,000

The Stats:

  • FTA: Seven with 3 channels won with a share of 34.3% from Nine a long way back on 23.9% for its three channels, Ten was on 19.0% (3 channels), the ABC (4) ended with 17.2% and SBS (2), was on 5.6%. Seven leads the week on 32.1% from Nine on 25.1% and Ten with 20.4%.
  • Main Channel: Seven won with a share of 24.7% from Nine on 17.7%, Ten on 14.2%, ABC 1 close behind on 14.1% and SBS ONE on 4.6%, Seven leads the week with 23.4% from Nine on 18.6% and Ten on 14.8% with ABC 1 on 14.3%.
  • Digital: 7TWO won with a share of 5.4% from 7mate on 4.3%, Eleven was on 3.8%, GO was on 3.2%, Gem was on 2.9%, ABC 2, 1.9%, ONE was on 1.0%, SBS TWO ended with 0.9%, News 24, 0.7% and ABC 3, 0.5%. The 10 digital channels had a total FTA prime time viewing share of 25.6%. 7TWO leads the week on 4.5% from 7Mate on 4.2% and GO on 3.9%.
  • Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 26.5%, from Nine (3) on 19.6%, Ten (3) was on 15.6%, pay TV (100 plus channels) ended with 15.1%, the ABC (4) was on 14.2% and SBS (2) ended with 4.6%. The 15 FTA channels had an 84.9% share of prime time viewing last night, made up of 20.2% for the digital channels and 64.7% for the five main channels.
  • Regional: Prime/7Qld won with a share of 34.1% for 3 channels, from WIN/NBN (3) on 25.2%, SC Ten (3) was on 17.6%, the ABC (4) ended with 17.0% and SBS (2) was on 5.3%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels with 23.5%, from WIN/NBN on 18.6%, ABC 1 was on 13.0% and SC Ten was 4th with 12.3%. 7TWO won the digitals with 6.5%, from 7mate on 5.05 and Eleven on 4.5%. the 10 digital channels had an FTA prime time viewing share last night of a high 28.2%. Prime/7Qld lead the week on 32.5% from WIN/NBN on 26.3%.

Major Markets: Seven won from Nine and Ten overall and in the main channels in every market bar Sydney where the ABC pushed Ten out of third in both. The ABC’s Sydney based news and current affairs programs were more watchable in this market last night than was Ten. 7TWO won Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth and drew Brisbane with 7mate. Seven leads the week everywhere from Nine and Ten. It’s not close and Seven will win the week easily after Nine and Ten threw in the towel last night. Nine repeats the dose tonight.

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

Glenn Dyer’s comments: Seven, like a broken record, again, very easily with daylight second and third. Not good for viewers when Ten and Nine program rubbish or repeats. Ten’s move to drop Undercover Boss, again from Monday nights and replace it with House at 8.30pm and slot The Biggest Loser: Families into 7.30pm was not a success. Undercover Boss may have been a temporary fix last week, but it wasn’t a good look, nor was last night. Ten actually did worse last night than a week ago.

Four Corners and Media Watch ran second behind Seven from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. Nine and Ten were behind. Q&A and the closing five minutes or so of Media Watch won the 9.30pm to 10.30pm slot beating all the commercials.

TONIGHT: Seven has another My Kitchen Rules, plus Winners & Losers. Ten has NCIS and Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation, both of which are fresh, according to the program guides. From 7pm Nine has three hours of repeats of The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men and Top Gear. In fact Nine’s main channel line up tonight is very similar to some nights on its GO digital multi-channel. Contemptuous TV. The ABC has Foreign Correspondent, SBS has Insight. At least they are trying.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports