The Winners: Seven’s night, as has been the case this year on Sundays. Nine remained in front of Ten, which was weak apart from MasterChef, but then that’s Ten’s strategy.

  1. Seven News (6pm)  — 1.714 million
  2. Downton Abbey (Seven) (8.30pm) — 1.685 million
  3. MasterChef Australia (Ten) (7.30pm) — 1.604 million
  4. Nine News (6pm) — 1.588 million
  5. Dancing With The Stars (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.515 million
  6. 60 Minutes (Nine) (7.30pm) — 1.048 million

The Losers: None really, except Nine really needs a major Sunday night program to contest the evening with Seven and Ten. Years ago it had it in 60 Minutes, but no longer.

News & CA: Seven News won Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Nine News won Sydney and Adelaide. The Bolt Report had nearly 300,000 viewers yesterday for the fresh episode and then its later repeat. Insiders is ahead in the morning. Julia Gillard was on Meet The Press on Ten at 10.30am and the audience hardly changed from the week before.

  1. Seven News (6pm)  — 1.714 million
  2. Nine News (6pm) — 1.588 million
  3. 60 Minutes (Nine) (7.30pm) — 1.048 million
  4. ABC News 7 pm — 662,000
  5. Ten News (5pm) — 472,000
  6. Ten Evening News (6pm) — 425,000
  7. SBS News (6.30pm) — 203,000
  8. The Bolt Report (Ten) (4.30pm) — 163,000
  9. Dateline (SBS) (8.30pm) — 136,000

In the morning:

  1. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) (8am) — 316,000
  2. Weekend Today (Nine) (8am) — 257,000
  3. Insiders (ABC) (9am) — 248, 000
  4. Landline (ABC) (noon) — 181,000
  5. The Bolt Report (Ten) (10am) — 132,000
  6. Offsiders (ABC)(10.30am) — 122,000
  7. Inside Business (ABC) (10am) — 119,000
  8. Meet The Press (Ten) (10.30am) — 110,000

The Stats:

  • FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 34.7%, from Nine (3) on 25.9%, Ten (3) was on 24.1%, the ABC (4) was on 11.2% and SBS (2) ended with 4.1%.
  • Main Channel: Seven with 27.3% won with a share of 18.1% for Nine, with Ten on 16.7%, ABC 1, 9.3% and SBS ONE, 3.6%.
  • Digital: GO won with 5.1%, from 7Mate on 4.5%, ONE was on 4.1%, Eleven was on 3.3%, 7TWO was on 2.9%, Gem finished with 2.7%, ABC 2, 1.1%, SBS TWO, 0.6%, News 24 on 0.5% and ABC 3 finished with 0.4%. That’s a total FTA share last night of 25.3%.
  • Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 29.0%, from Nine (3) on 21.6%, Ten (3) was on 20.1%, Pay TV (100 plus channels) was on 13.8%, the ABC (4) was on 9.4% and SBS (2) ended with 3.4%. The 15 FTA channels had a total share of TV viewing last night of 86.2%, made up of 21.0% for the 10 digital channels and 65.2% for the five main channels.
  • Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won with a share of 35.5% from WIN/NBN (3) on 28.7%, with SC Ten (3) on 20.6%, the ABC (4) was on 10.6% and SBS (2) ended up with 4.7%. The main channels were won by prime/7Qld on 26.6%, from WIN/NBN on 20.3% and SC Ten on 13.7%. 7mate with 5.7% won the main channels from GO on 5.1% and Eleven on 3.5%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA share of 26.8%.

Major Markets: Seven all around the five markets, with Nine and Ten in that order in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. in Perth it was Ten second and Nine again a weak third. GO won all five metro markets in the digitals.

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

Glenn Dyer’s comments: Seven won All People in all metro markets and the main channels. GO won the digitals.

Sunrise won the week from Today, 364,000 to 342,000. The various episodes of MasterChef dominated the week for Ten along with Australia’s Got Talent, Downton Abbey and Dancing With The Stars for Seven.

The Block averaged 1.044 million over the five nights. Thanks to the extra viewers for The Block at 7pm and extra viewers through the night, Nine closed the gap a touch with Seven.

In the regionals, Prime/7Qld won All People from WIN/NBN and SC Ten. GO won the digitals for WIN/NBN. Nationally, Downton Abbey, MasterChef, Australia’s Got Talent and Dancing With The Stars all had audiences above two million viewers.

TONIGHT: The ABC’s hours of news and current affairs from 7pm.

The Block on Nine (will it return to the 1.3 million mark it topped the million mark on Friday night?). Nine also has Rescue Special Ops and then double episodes of CSI Miami.

Ten, of course, has MasterChef and Offspring. House is the final at 9.30pm. Seven has The Amazing Race. For those interested Home and Away goes to Hawaii. Do we care? But we do care (those tennis lovers and others among us) that Bernard Tomic is first up on 7TWO at 9pm from Wimbledon, don’t we?

Seven picked up Wimbledon after Nine said “no” because it was cutting costs. That’s Seven’s luck of the draw.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

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