The Winners: Seven’s night, again. Ten was competitive and says it won 16 to 39s and 18 to 49s. Nine not in the hunt with only one program with a million viewers or more and that was at 6pm. Ten’s Glee at 8.30pm, 959,000 was OK, but Angry Boys has stolen some of its viewers.

  1. Australia’s Got Talent (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.519 million
  2. MasterChef Australia (Ten) (7.30pm) — 1.401 million
  3. Angry Boys (ABC) (9pm) — 1.346 million
  4. Seven News (6pm) — 1.281 million
  5. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.237 million
  6. Spicks and Specks (ABC) (8.30pm) — 1.089 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) (7pm) — 1.085 million
  8. Nine News (6pm) — 1.083 million
  9. Criminal Minds (Seven) (8.30pm) — 1.037 million

The Losers: Nine, again. It’s sounding like a broken record. Nine is stuck in a rut of underperformance with no idea of how to break out.

News & CA: Seven News and Today Tonight won everywhere bar Brisbane where Nine News and ACA had big wins.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.281 million
  2. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.237 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.083 million
  4. ABC News (7pm) — 991,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 985,00
  6. The 7pm Project (Ten) (7pm) — 818,000
  7. Ten News (5pm) — 646,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 632,000
  9. Hungry Beast (ABC) (9.30pm) — 606,000
  10. 6.30 with George Negus (Ten) (6.30pm) — 401,000
  11. 6.30 with George Negus (Ten) (10.30pm) — 266,000
  12. Lateline (ABC) (10.25pm) — 245,000
  13. SBS News (6.30pm) — 178,000
  14. Late News/Sports Tonight (Ten) (11pm) — 171,000
  15. Lateline Business (ABC) (11pm) — 140,000
  16. SBS News (9.30pm) — 119,000

In the morning:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 401,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 346,000

The Stats:

  • FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 30.9%, from Ten (3) on 24.0%, Nine (3 channels) was on 22.7%, the ABC (4) ended with 18.3% and SBS (2) was on 4.0%. Seven leads the week with 32.2% from Nine on 23.9% and Ten on 22.9%.
  • Main Channel: Seven won with a share of 23.6%, from Nine on 17.9%, Ten was on 17.8%, ABC 1 was on 14.6% and SBS ONE was on 3.3%. Seven leads the week with 25.3% from Nine on 18.0% and Ten with 17.5%.
  • Digital: 7TWO won with 4.6%, from Eleven on 3.7%, 7mate on 2.8%, GO on 2.5%, ABC 2 and ONE on 2.4% each, Gem on 2.3%, ABC 3 on 0.9%, SBS TWO on 0.7% and News 24 on 0.5%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA viewing share last night of 22.8%. 7TWO leads the week with 3.9% from GO and Eleven on 3.2%.
  • Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 26.0%, from Ten (3) on 20.1%, Nine (3) was on 19.1%, the ABC (4) ended with 15.4%, Pay TV (100 plus channels) had 13.0% and SBS (2) was on 3.4%. The 15 FTA channels had an 87.0% share of prime time viewing last night. (The highest of the week so far, with pay TV’s share the lowest). The 10 FTA digital channels had a share of 19.1%, the five main channels had 67.9%.
  • Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won with a share of 32.6% from WIN/NBN (3) on 26.7%, SC Ten (3) on 20.4%, the ABC (4) was on 16.7% and SBS (2) ended with 3.7%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels from WIN/NBN and SC Ten. 7TWO won the digitals from Eleven on 3.9% and GO and ABC 2 on 3.0%. Prime/7Qld leads the week on 33.0% from WIN/NBN on 26.4%.

Major Markets: Seven again had a clean sweep overall and in the main channels. Nine was second everywhere and Ten was third, except in Perth where it was Ten in second and Nine third, again. 7TWO won the digitals in Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. Eleven won Melbourne and 7mate won Brisbane. Seven leads the week everywhere from Nine and Ten except in Perth where a weak Nine is third behind Ten in second.

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

Glenn Dyer’s comments: Another good night for Seven, although MasterChef was also solid for Ten.

Angry Boys was better last night: the audience was all but unchanged from the debut a week ago. No wonder its being strongly supported by male viewers in all demos. It’s why the program finished top in 16 to 39 and 18 to 49 and second in 25 to 54 after MasterChef. (Male viewers were big viewers of MasterChef on Tuesday night. Last night female viewers had MasterChef in the top possie in the 16 to 39, 18 to 49 demos and 25 to 54 demos). Amongst people over 55, Seven News was tops and Angry Boys was 21st. MasterChef was 17th. I feel out of my demo.

Where was Nine in all of this? Dreaming of the first Rugby League State of Origin game next Wednesday night. Talk about a bunch of angry boys!

With 657,000 viewers in regional areas, Australia’s Got Talent had a national audience of 2.17 million. MasterChef had 483,000 viewers in regional areas and had a national audience of 1.88 million. Angry Boys didn’t show up in the top 10 for All People. It had 150,000 viewers in 16 to 39s.

TONIGHT: MasterChef on Ten, and The Good Wife. The 7pm Project is also on. Nine has Between the Lines and the AFL and NRL Footy Shows.

The ABC has a repeat of the doco I, Spry: The Rise and Fall of A Master Spy. Will it get Gerard Henderson emoting again? And SBS has a fleet of cooking repeats from 7.30pm.

Seven has its own fleet of female skewing programs from 7pm onwards. The ABC also has a doco at 9.30pm called Outback Kids.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

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