The Winners: Viewers liked the greater choice on offer last night and it ended up a reasonable night. Offspring on Ten at 8.30pm, 953,000. The audience for Come Fly With Me matched the solid episode last night. Seven’s The Amazing Race was on par with a week ago. It’s a bit too energetic for me.

  1. MasterChef Australia (Ten) (7.30pm) — 1.577 million
  2. Seven News (6pm)– 1.514 million
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.488 million
  4. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) (7.30pm) — 1.428 million
  5. Nine News (6pm) — 1.271 million
  6. Come Fly With Me (Nine) (8pm) — 1.252 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) (7pm) — 1.196 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.138 million
  9. The Amazing Race (Seven) (8.30pm) — 1.135 million
  10. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) (7pm) — 1.019 million

The Losers: Rescue Special Ops, Nine, 8.30pm, 718,000: beyond help and probably the reason why Nine didn’t get up last night.

House, Ten, 9.30pm, 557,000: on the drip and can’t be saved, unfortunately.

News & CA: A better night for Seven News, won Sydney and Brisbane, lost Melbourne, won Adelaide and Perth. Today Tonight won all five metro markets. The 7pm Project finished 4th in the 7pm timeslot after Home and Away, the repeat of The Big Bang Theory and the 7pm ABC News.

  1. Seven News (6pm)– 1.514 million
  2. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.488 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.271 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.138 million
  5. 7 pm ABC News — 934,000
  6. The 7pm Project (Ten) (7pm) — 912,000
  7. Australian Story (ABC) (8pm) — 831,000
  8. Ten News (5pm) — 751,000
  9. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 657,000
  10. Q&A (ABC) (9.35pm) — 596,000
  11. Media Watch (ABC) (9.15pm) — 521,000
  12. 6.30 with George Negus (Ten) (6.30pm) — 508,000
  13. Four Corners (ABC) (8.30pm) — 494,000
  14. Lateline (ABC) (10.30pm) — 318,000
  15. SBS News (6.30pm) — 173,000
  16. 6.30 with George Negus (Ten) (10.30pm) — 171,000
  17. Lateline Business (ABC) (11.05pm) — 159,000
  18. Late News/Sports Tonight (Ten) (11pm) — 109,000
  19. SBS News (9.30pm) — 92,000

In the morning:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 358,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 345,000

The Stats:

  • FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 31.3% from Nine (3) on 26.5%, Ten (3) was on 24.0%, the ABC (4) ended with 14.4% and SBS (2) was on 3.9%. Seven leads the week with 33.3% from Nine on 25.6% and Ten on 23.9%.
  • Main Channel: Seven won with 23.2% from Nine on 21.2%, Ten was on 18.5%, ABC 1, 11.3% and SBS ONE was on 3.3%. Seven leads the week on 26.5% from Nine on 19.4% and Ten on 17.8%.
  • Digital: 7TWO won with 5.0% from 7mate on 3.2%, Gem on 2.8%, Eleven on 2.8%, ONE on 2.6%, GO on 2.5%, ABC 2 on 1.7%, News 24 and ABC 3 on 0.7% each and SBS TWO on 0.6%. That’s a total FTA viewing share last night of 22.6%. 7TWO now leads the week on 3.9%, ONE is on 3.5% and Gem on 3.2%.
  • Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with 25.4%, from Nine (3) on 21.5%, Ten (3) was on 19.5%, Pay TV (100 plus channels) was on 15.9%, the ABC (4) ended with 11.9% and SBS (2) was on 3.2%. The 15 FTA channels had a prime time viewing share last night of 84.1%. The 10 digital channels had 18.4%, the five main channels, 65.7%.
  • Regional: WIN/NBN (3 channels) won with a share of 30.4%, from Prime/7Qld on 30.2%, SC Ten (3) on 19.5%, the ABC (4) on 15.4% and SBS (2) on 4.5%. WIN/NBN won the main channels with 23.5% from prime/7Qld on 20.6%. 7TWO won the main channels with 5.9% from Gem on 4.1% and 7mate on 3.7%. The 10 digital channels had a total FTA viewing share of 27.0% last night. Prime/7Qld lead the week on 34.3% from WIN/NBN on 28.1%.

Major Markets: A night of mixed results for the networks. In Sydney and Perth, Seven won from Nine and Ten overall and in the main channels. In Adelaide, Seven won with Nine second and Ten third overall, but Ten and Nine tied for second in the main channels. In Melbourne, it was Seven from Ten and Nine in both groups. In Brisbane, it was Nine from Seven and Ten. 7TWO won Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. 7mate won Brisbane. Seven leads from Nine and Ten in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. In Adelaide and Perth, its Seven from Ten and Nine which was up last night on Sunday evening’s weak effort.

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

Glenn Dyer’s comments: A more competitive night than Sunday. Seven won All People, Ten says it won the main demos thanks to the combination of MasterChef, Offspring and The 7pm Project.

With the 542,000 people who watched in regional areas and the 1.577 million in metro markets, MasterChef had a national audience of 2.12 million viewers.

Australians don’t care about animal cruelty. How else do you explain just 494,000 people watching Four Corners excellent report on the realities of the live cattle trade? Was it too graphic for all those urban dears who fret about global warming and climate change and allow something like this to happen? Media Watch was obviously less threatening, it was watched by 521,000 people.

P.S. Sunday night’s episode of In Their Footsteps wasn’t an “encore” or repeat, as the Nine Network had coded into the ratings. It was a fresh episode.

TONIGHT: Australia’s Got Talent and Winners & Losers on Seven. Foreign Correspondent on the ABC, MasterChef and the final NCIS of this season on Ten. On SBS, Insight. On Nine, AFP, the show Nine wants us to ignore, burying it at 8pm against Australia’s Got Talent and MasterChef.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

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