The Winners: Seven’s night, though much closer than Sunday. Offspring, Ten, 8.30pm, 954,000. It has a touch of Scrubs about it at times. No Ordinary Family on Seven at 7.30pm, 821,000. No really solid enough.

  1. MasterChef Australia (Ten) (7.30pm) — 1.637 million
  2. Seven News (6 pm) — 1.506 million
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.433 million
  4. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) (7.30pm) — 1.346 million
  5. Nine News (6pm) — 1.240 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.231 million
  7. The Amazing Race (Seven) (8.30pm) — 1.165 million
  8. Come Fly With Me (Nine) (8pm) — 1.151 million
  9. Home and Away (Seven) (7pm) — 1.125 million
  10. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) (7pm) — 1.014 million

The Losers: Rescue Special Ops on Nine at 8.30pm: 775,000 for the first episode, 735,000 for the second episode at 9.30 pm (which was actually better than the first). That Nine is running fresh episodes back to back tells us the network is short of programs and wants to be rid of this one as quickly as possible. House, Ten, 9.30pm, 503,000. Stand clear.

News & CA: Today has its first win for the week over Sunrise on a Monday, on low figures for both. Will another follow? Seven News and TT lost Melbourne, won the rest comfortably.

  1. Seven News (6 pm) — 1.506 million
  2. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.433 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.240 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.231 million
  5. ABC News (7pm) — 931,000
  6. The 7pm Project (Ten) (7pm) — 927,000
  7. Ten News (5pm) — 727,000
  8. Australian Story (ABC) (8pm) — 674,000
  9. Four Corners (ABC) (8.30pm) — 626,000
  10. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 602,000
  11. Q&A (ABC) (9.35pm) — 587,000
  12. Media Watch (ABC) (9.15pm) — 577,000
  13. 6.30 with George Negus (Ten) (6.30pm) — 491,000
  14. Lateline (ABC) (10.30pm) — 271,000
  15. 6.30 with George Negus (Ten) (10.30pm) — 245,000
  16. Late News/Sports Tonight (Ten) (11pm) — 172,000
  17. SBS News (6.30pm) — 166,000
  18. Lateline Business (ABC) (11.05pm) — 109,000
  19. SBS News (9.30pm) — 92,000

In the morning:

  1. Today (Nine) (7am) — 337,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 317,000

The Stats:

  • FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 30.5% from Nine (3 ) on 26.1%), Ten (3) was on 24,8%, the ABC (4) was on 14.1% and SBS (2) ended with 4.5%. Seven leads the week with 33.0% from Nine on 26.7% and Ten on 23.2%.
  • Main Channel: Seven won with a share of 21.6%, from Nine on 20.9%, Ten with 18.7%, ABC 1 on 11.0% and SBS ONE on 3.8%. Seven leads the week with 25.3% from Nine on 19.7% and Ten on 17.3%.
  • Digital: 7TWO won with 5.7% from Eleven on 3.9%, 7mate on 3.3%, GO on 2.7%, Gem on 2.5%, ONE on 2.3%, ABC 2 on 1.7%, News 24, SBS Two and ABC 3 all finished with 0.7% each. That’s an FTA viewing share of 24.2% in prime time. 7TWO leads the week with 4.4% from GO on 3.7% and Eleven on 3.7%.
  • Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 25.1%, from Nine (3) on 21.5%, Ten (3) was on 20.5%, Pay TV (100 plus channels) was on 15.0%, the ABC, (4) was on 11.6% and SBS (2) ended with 3.7%. That’s an FTA share of TV viewing last night of 85.0% for the 15 channels. The 10 digitals had a share of 19.9% and the five main channels’ share was 65.1%.
  • Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won with a share of 29.7%, from WIN/NBN (3) on 28.5%, SC Ten (3) on 21.0%, the ABC (4) on 15.4% and SBS (2) on 5.2%. WIN/NBN had a solid win in the main channels with 23.0% from Prime/7Qld’s 19.8%. 7TWO won the digitals with 6.1%, from Eleven on 4.2% and 7mate on 4.0%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA share of 27.1%. Prime/7Qld with 33.0% leads the week from WIN/NBN on 28.6%.

Major Markets: Seven from Nine and Ten overall and in the main channels in Sydney and Adelaide. In Perth it was Seven from Ten and a distant Nine. In Melbourne, Seven won overall from Nine and Ten, in the main channels it was Nine from Ten and Seven. In Brisbane it was Seven from Nine and Ten, but in the main channels it was Nine from Seven and Ten. 7TWO was very strong last night, winning all five metro markets. Seven leads the week from Nine and Ten everywhere bar Perth where Ten is second and Nine back in third.

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

Glenn Dyer’s comments: A reasonable night of viewing, but there were again 35% of all viewers not watching the main channel offers from the five networks.

MasterChef had 558,000 viewers in regional areas which mean that with the season high 1.637 million in the five metro markets, the national audience was a very tasty 2.195 million viewers. Good expulsion last night.

The first episode of Downton Abbey a week ago Sunday saw its five market metro audience jump to 2.049 million when adding in 243,000 time-shifted viewers (an increase of 13.5%) over the past seven days. That is one of the highest time shifted audience figures we have seen, beaten only by a couple of episodes of Angry Boys.

TONIGHT: Australia’s Got Talent and Winners & Losers for Seven. The “skinny” MasterChef on Ten followed by Bondi Vet and NCIS. Nine has fading Sea Patrol. The ABC has Foreign Correspondent. SBS has Insight.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

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