The Winners: Seven completely dominant last night, so its Seven’s week. Nine was woeful, Ten did OK, as you’d expect with MasterChef in the line up, plus NCIS.

  1. Australia’s Got Talent (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.949 million
  2. MasterChef Australia (Ten) (7.30pm) — 1.502 million
  3. Seven News (6pm) — 1.394 million
  4. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.361 million
  5. Winners & Losers (Seven) (9pm) — 1.310 million
  6. Nine News (6pm) — 1.209 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.146 million
  8. NCIS (Ten) (8.40pm) — 1.128 million
  9. Bondi Vet (Ten) (8.10pm) — 1.120 million
  10. Home and Away (Seven, 7 – 7.30 pm) — 1.118 million

The Losers: Nine, another tragic night, especially as the network again wasted another episode of the very solid AFP which averaged 697,000. What happened with Sea Patrol at 8.30 pm? One set of figures has it not on in Melbourne and averaged 491,000 for the four markets. Another set of figures has it on in Melbourne and averaging 184,000? Regardless it has joined Rescue Special Ops on the way out, slowly.

News & CA: Nine News won Melbourne, Seven News won the rest. ACA won Sydney and Melbourne, TT won the rest.

6.30 with George Negus was watched by more than 800,000 viewers at 6.30pm and 10.30pm. A significant audience.

Today continues to close the gap on Sunrise.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.394 million
  2. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.361 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.209 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.146 million
  5. ABC News (7pm) — 953,000
  6. The 7pm Project (Ten) (7pm) — 929,000
  7. Ten News (5pm) — 710,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 544,000
  9. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) (8pm) — 517,000
  10. 6.30 with George Negus (Ten) (6.30pm) — 506,000
  11. 6.30 with George Negus (Ten) (10.30pm) — 306,000
  12. Late News/Sports Tonight (Ten) (11pm) — 214,000
  13. Insight (SBS) (7.30pm) — 208,000
  14. SBS News (6.30pm) — 178,000
  15. Lateline (ABC) (10.25pm) — 173,000
  16. SBS News (9.30pm) — 132,000
  17. Lateline Business (ABC) (11pm, replay) — 99,000

In the morning:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 373,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 340,000

The Stats:

  • FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 37.1%, from Ten (3) on 24.4%, Nine (3) on 21.1%, the ABC (4) on 12.4% and SBS (2) on 5.1%. Seven leads the week with 34.5% from Nine and Ten tied on 24.1% apiece.
  • Main Channel: Seven won with 30.1% from Ten on 19.9%, Nine was on 16.4%, ABC 1, 8.9% and SBS ONE, 4.2%. Seven leads the week on 27.6% from Ten on 18.5% and Nine on 18.4%.
  • Digital: 7TWO won with a share of 3.8%, from 7mate on 3.2%, Eleven on 2.7%, GO on 2.6%, Gem was on 2.1%, along with ABC 2. ONE was on 1.7%, SBS TWO and ABC 3 were on 0.9% each and News 24 ended with 0.6%. That’s an FTA viewing share in prime time of 20.6%. 7TWO leads the week on 3.9%, from 7mate on 3.0%, GO, Gem and ONE each on 2.9%.
  • Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 31.2% from Ten (3) on 20.5%, with Nine (3) on 17.7%, the ABC (4) was on 10.4%, and SBS (2) ended with 4.3%. The 15 FTA channels had a TV viewing share of 86.8%. the 10 digital had a total share of 17.2%, the five main channels, 69.6%.
  • Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won with 36.6%, from WIN/NBN (3) on 25.0%, SC Ten (3) was on 21.4%, the ABC finished with 12.0% for its four channels and SBS (2) ended up on 5.0%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels with daylight second and third. 7mate won the digitals with 3.7% followed by 7TWO on 3.3% and GO on 2.8%. Prime/7Qld leads the week with 35.1% from WIN/NBN on 27.1%.

Major Markets: A clean sweep for Seven, as you’d expect. Seven won from Ten and Nine in every market, overall and in the main channels. In the digital channels, 7TWO won everywhere but Brisbane which stable mate 7mate won. Seven leads the week from Nine and Ten in Sydney and Brisbane. In Melbourne, Ten and Nine are tied for second. In Perth and Adelaide, it was Seven from Ten with Nine way back in third. Seven’s week already.

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

Glenn Dyer’s comments: Nothing more to be said, a comprehensive win by Seven, the second this week after Sunday night when Dancing With The Stars and Downton Abbey dominated won the night.

Australia’s Got Talent averaged 791,000 in regional areas. With the 1.949 million in the metro markets, it had a national audience of 2.740 million.

MasterChef was watched by 471,000 in the regions. With the 1.502 million in the metros, its national audience was 1.973 million.

Winners & Losers did well in the regions with 531,000 viewers (beating MasterChef ). With its metro audience of 1.310 million, it had a national audience of 1.841 million.

TONIGHT: No Australia’s Got Talent on Seven, but Highway Patrol, World’s Deadliest Roads (returning and new, respectively) and a fresh Criminal Minds. Not a gripping night at all.

MasterChef on Ten and then Glee: that’s more interesting. Ten also starts a new program at 8.30pm called The Defenders. Look at it as another in the long line of near hits like Lie To Me, Burn Notice, White Collar and Hawaii Five O.

Angry Boys on the ABC. Will the audience come back after deserting to the State of Origin a week ago?

Nine has RPA at 8.30pm. East West 101 on SBS at 8.30pm. A dullish night.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

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