The Winners: A soft night, except for Seven, although Winners & Losers still is not solid, especially in Sydney. It’s getting a bit one dimensional, but of course creamed the demos.

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.604 million
  2. Winners & Losers (Seven) (8.30pm) — 1.389 million
  3. Seven News (6pm) — 1.284 million
  4. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.207 million
  5. NCIS (Ten) (8.40pm) — 1.174 million
  6. Home and Away (Seven) (7pm) — 1.076 million
  7. Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation (Ten) (7.30pm) — 1.076 million
  8. Nine News (6pm) — 1.056 million
  9. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.003 million

The Losers: The repeat of the repeat of Top Gear‘s Vietnam special from 8.30pm, 485,000. 20 to 1 on Nine from 10pm, 345,000.

News & CA: That audience Lateline Business’s replay on ABC 1 was close to the lowest for years. Nine News and ACA had big wins in Sydney, but lost the rest, especially Melbourne. 6.30 With George Negus remained above 400,000 viewers for the second night in a row. 700,000 people watched the program and the repeat last night. That’s around 70% of ACA’s national single broadcast audience. Today’s audience recovered past the 300,000 mark from Monday’s big loss.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.284 million
  2. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.207 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.056 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.003 million
  5. ABC News (7pm) — 982,000
  6. The 7pm Project (Ten) (7pm) — 762,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 654,000
  8. Ten News (5pm) — 633,000
  9. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) (8pm) — 563,000
  10. 6.30 With George Negus (Ten) (6.30pm) — 440,000
  11. 6.30 With George Negus Late (Ten, 10.40 – 11.10 pm, repeat) — 264,000
  12. Insight (SBS) (7.30pm) — 218,000
  13. SBS News (6.30pm) — 211,000
  14. Late News/Sports Tonight (Ten) (11.10pm) — 179,000
  15. SBS News (9.30pm) — 152,000
  16. Lateline (ABC) (10.35pm) — 148,000
  17. Lateline Business (ABC) (11.10pm) — 66,000

In the morning:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 394,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 320,000

The Stats:

  • FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 33.0% from Ten (3) on 24.1%, Nine (3) was third with 23.4%, the ABC (4) was on 14.3% and SBS (2), ended with 5.3%. Seven leads the week with 32.4% from Nine on 24.5% and Ten on 21.6%.
  • Main Channel: Seven won with a share of 26.6%, from Ten on 19.5%, from Nine on 15.6%, ABC 1, 11.2% and SBS ONE, 4.6%. Seven leads the week with 24.5% from Nine on 17.6% and Ten on 4.7%.
  • Digital: GO won with a share of 4.8%, from 7mate on 3.3%, Eleven, Gem and 7TWO were each on 3.0%, with ABC 2 on 1.9%, ONE was on 1.6%, SBS TWO, 0.7%, and News 24 and ABC 3 on 0.6% each. That’s a total FTA viewing share in prime time of 22.5%. GO leads the week with 4.2% from 7TWO on 24.5% and 7mate on 3.9%.
  • Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 27.8%, from Ten (3) on 20.3%, Nine (3) was on 19.7%, Pay TV (100 plus channels) finished with 12.6% (which was the lowest for months), the ABC (4) was on 12.1% and SBS ended with 4.5%. The 15 FTA channels shared a total of 87.4% of prime time viewing last night, made up of 19.0% for the digitals and 68.4% for the five main channels.
  • Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won with a share of 34.9%, from WIN/NBN (3) on 24.4%, SC Ten (3) on 22.9%, the ABC (4) was on 12.7% and SBS (2) finished with 5.2%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels from WIN/NBN with SC Ten third. 7TWO won the digital channels with 4.8% from GO on 4.0% and Eleven with 3.8%. The 10 digital channels had a total FTA share of 25.0% in prime time last night. Prime/7Qld lead the week with 33.3% from WIN/NBN on 26.1%.

Major Markets: Seven won everywhere overall and the main channels. Ten was second in both in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth and second in the main channels in Brisbane and Adelaide. Nine was second overall in both because of the performance of GO, which won everywhere bar Perth where 7mate was dominant. Seven leads the week from Nine and Ten in every market.

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

Glenn Dyer’s comments: Seven by a mile, with second and third well behind daylight. Nine’s repeatathon copped the treatment it deserved, third place behind Ten that tried. It’s interesting that Winners & Losers is nowhere near as interesting for Sydney viewers: it averaged 318,000 viewers, which made it the 5th most popular program in that market. In Melbourne 492,000 watched (because it is based there). That made it the second most viewed program in that market and nationally. This weakness in Sydney is dragging down its national audience.

TONIGHT: Another weak night for Nine with the highlight the adults episode of Two and a Half Men at 8.30pm, followed by a repeat.

RPA – Where Are They Now? at 9.30pm won’t have a good lead-in. Seven milks My Kitchen Rules again tonight for the last night, a 90 minute episode for the final. It starts a new US cop series Detroit 1-8-7 at 9pm. Watch under advisement would be the appropriate Americanism. The ABC has Hungry Beast at 9.30pm, after another Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight. Ten has The Biggest Loser: Families after The 7pm Project. SBS’s highlight is the repeat of Inspector Rex at 7.30pm.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

Peter Fray

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