The Winners: No chance for anyone else but Seven last night. Australia’s Got Talent continues to surprise with very big audiences, its second 1.9 million metro audience in a row. Nine squeezed again.

  1. Australia’s Got Talent (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.927 million
  2. Seven News (6pm) — 1.448 million
  3. MasterChef Australia (Ten) (7.30pm) — 1.439 million
  4. Winners & Losers (Seven) (9pm) — 1.323 million
  5. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.285 million
  6. Home and Away (Seven) (7pm) — 1.146 million
  7. Nine News (6pm) — 1.095 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.080 million
  9. Bondi Vet (Ten) (8pm) — 1.046 million

The Losers: Nine, again. Running dead against powerful opposition might be smart, but it means the Network’s audience share continues to fall. Customs at 8pm, 678,000. Sea Patrol at 8.30pm, 708,000.

News & CA: Seven News had its best night for a couple of weeks, winning all five metro markets. Today Tonight lost Sydney to ACA, won the rest. Sunrise moved back in front of Today nationally in the morning after Monday’s loss, but still lost Sydney and Melbourne.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.448 million
  2. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.285 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.095 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.080 million
  5. The 7pm Project (Ten) (7pm) — 940,000
  6. ABC News (7pm)  — 898,000
  7. Ten News (5pm) — 670,000
  8. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) (8pm) — 551,000
  9. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 540,000
  10. 6.30 with George Negus (Ten) (6.30pm) — 471,000
  11. 6.30 with George Negus (Ten) (10.30pm) — 250,000
  12. Lateline (ABC) (10.25pm) — 205,000
  13. Insight (SBS) (7.30pm) — 186,000
  14. SBS News (6.30pm) — 177,000
  15. Late News/Sports Tonight (Ten) (11pm) — 168,000
  16. SBS News (9.30pm) — 127,000
  17. Lateline Business (ABC) (11pm) — 106,000

In the morning:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 354,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 344,000

The Stats:

  • FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 37.6%, from Ten (3) on 23.5%), Nine (3) on 21.6%, ABC (4) was on 12.4% and SBS (2) was on 4.9%. Seven leads the week with 34.5% from Nine on 25.0% and Ten on 23.3%.
  • Main Channel: Seven won with 30.8% from Ten on 18.3%, Nine was on 16.2%, ABC 1, 9.0% and SBS ONE on 4.0%. Seven leads the week with 27.1%, with Nine on 18.6% and Ten with 17.7%.
  • Digital: 7TWO won with a share of 3.5%, from 7mate on 3.4%, Eleven was on 3.1%, GO was on 2.9%, Gem was on 2.6%, ABC 2 ended with 2.3%, ONE was on 2.0%, SBS TWO was on 0.8%, ABC 3, 0.6% and News 24, 0.5%. That’s a total FTA viewing share last night of 21.7%. 7TWO leads the week with 4.1%, from GO and Eleven on 3.5% each.
  • Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 31.2% from Ten (3) on 19.5%, Nine (3) was on 17.9%, Pay TV (100 plus channels) ended with 14.2%, the ABC (4) was on 10.3% and SBS (2) ended with 4.0%. The 15 FTA channels had a total share of viewing in prime time of 85.8%, made up of 18.0% for the digital channels and 67.8% for the five main channels.
  • Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won with a share of 39.2% from WIN/NBN (3) on 23.9%, SC Ten (3) was on 20.7%, the ABC (4) ended with 11.6% and SBS (2) was on 4.5%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels with daylight second and third. 7TWO won the digitals from 7mate on 3.6% and GO, Gem and Eleven each with 2.7%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA share in regional prime time of 23.8%. Prime/7Qld lead the week with 35.0% from WIN/NBN on 27.1%.

Major Markets: A clean sweep for Seven; it won overall and the main channels in each of the five metro markets. Ten was mostly second, Nine was mostly third. 7TWO or 7mate won the main channels. Seven leads the week from Nine and Ten in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Seven lead Ten from Nine in Perth.

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

Glenn Dyer’s comments: Seven’s night and it will be Seven’s week.

  • Australia’s Got Talent was watched by 818,000 people in regional areas. With the 1.927 million who watched in metro areas last night it had a national audience of 2.745 million people.
  • MasterChef was watched by 475,000 people in regional areas and with the metro audience of 1.439 million, had a national audience of 1.914 million.
  • Winners & Losers was watched by 563,000 people in regional areas and had a national audience of 1.886 million with the 1.323 million metro viewers.

TONIGHT: Angry Boys on the ABC and the last Hungry Beast of the year. MasterChef on Ten and the second last episode of this season of Glee. RPA on Nine. Home and Away on Seven and Criminal Minds.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

Peter Fray

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