The Winners: Just two programs after 7pm attracted more than a million viewers. That tells us the offering was pretty weak. Nine will get a shock from the ratings crash for Top Design. Offspring ended the year with 997,000 viewers, but Ten says it had 1.03 million. Ten won the night anyway.
  1. MasterChef Australia (Ten) (7.30pm) -- 1.533 million
  2. Seven News (6pm) -- 1.296 million
  3. The Block (Nine) (7pm) -- 1.243 million
  4. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) -- 1.242 million
  5. Nine News (6pm) -- 1.101 million
The Losers: Angry Boys, 465,000 at 9pm on the ABC. The biggest loser on the night was Nine's Top Design at 8pm: 799,000 -- it was down 357,000, or a third, from its debut last week of 1.156 million people. It's dead, even though it was sort of solid in 16 to 39s and 18 to 49s. It's an expensive program and needs the widest appeal. News & CA: Nine News won Sydney and Melbourne, Seven News won the rest. TT won everywhere bar Sydney where ACA won. A weak night all round.
  1. Seven News (6pm) -- 1.296 million
  2. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) -- 1.242 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) -- 1.101 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) -- 947,000
  5. ABC News (7pm) -- 839,000
  6. The 7pm Project (Ten) (7pm) -- 766,000
  7. Ten News (5pm) -- 649,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) -- 558,000
  9. 6.30 with George Negus (Ten) (6.30pm) -- 494,000
  10. Lateline (ABC) (10.30pm) -- 224,000
  11. SBS News (6.30pm) -- 214,000
  12. SBS News (9.30pm) -- 161,000
  13. Late News/Sports Tonight (Ten) (11pm) -- 149,000
  14. Lateline Business (ABC) (11.05pm -- 86,000
In the morning:
  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) -- 409,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) -- 316,000
The Stats:
  • FTA: Nine (3 channels) won with a share of 27.2%, from Ten (3) on 26.1%, Seven (3) was on 25.7%, the ABC (4) was on 13.8% and SBS (2) ended with 7.2%. Seven still leads the week with 30.1%, from Nine on 25.6% and Ten on 24.5%.
  • Main Channel: Ten won with 20.1%, from Nine on 19.5%, Seven was on 18.4%, ABC 1, 9.9% and SBS ONE, 6.8%. Seven leads the week on 23.5% from Nine on 19.6% and Ten on 19.2%.
  • Digital: GO won with 4.6% from 7TWO on 4.3%, Eleven was on 4.0%, Gem was on 3.1%, 7mate was on 3.0%, ABC 2 was on 2.4%, ONE was on 1.9%, News 24 and ABC 3 diminished with 0.7% each and SBS TWO ended with 0.4%. That's an FTA viewing share of 25.1% last night. Eleven leads with 3.6% from 7TWO on 3.4% and GO on 3.3%. ABC 2 with 1.9% is in front of Ten's ONE on 1.8%. That's a trend to be watched because of the effort Ten has made in cutting pure sport and turning ONE into a clone of 7mate and GO.
  • Pay TV: Nine (3 channels) won with 22.7% from Ten (3) on 21.8%, Seven (3) on 21.5%, Pay TV (100-plus channels) 13.8%, the ABC (4) was on 11.5% and SBS (2) ended with 6.0%. The 15 FTA channels had an 86.2% share of TV viewing last night, with the 10 digitals totalling 21.1% and the five main channels, 64.1%.
  • Regional: WIN/NBN (3 channels) won with a share of 30.1%, from Prime/7Qld (3) with 28.5%, SC Ten (3) was on 21.3%, the ABC (4) was on 13.3%, and SBS (2) was on 6.8%, WIN/NBN won the main channels with 20.4%, from Prime/7Qld on 20.4%. GO won the digitals with 5.0% from 7TWO on 4.9% and Eleven on 3.7%, the 10 digital channels had an FTA share last night of 25.8%. Prime/7Qld leads the week on 3.2% from WIN/NBN on 27.0%.
Major Markets: A mixed night. Nine beat Ten and Seven in Sydney overall and in the main channels. In Brisbane, Nine won and Ten and Seven were in the minors. In Adelaide, it was Nine from Seven and Ten. In Melbourne, Ten beat Nine and Seven overall and in the main channels and in Perth it was Ten from Seven and Nine. In the digitals, GO won Melbourne and Perth, Gem won Brisbane, Eleven won Adelaide and 7TWO won Sydney. Seven leads Nine and Ten everywhere bar Perth where its Seven from Ten and Nine. (All shares on the basis of combined overnight 6pm to midnight All People) Glenn Dyer's comments: A weak night of viewing for the audience compared with Tuesday and Sunday nights.
  • MasterChef had a national audience of 2.078 million viewers with 545,000 in the regions and 1.533 million in the metros.
  • The Block had 1.740 million viewers nationally, made up of 497,000 in regional areas and 1.243 million in the five metro markets.
TONIGHT: The Block tonight on Nine. MasterChef on Ten. Nothing much on Seven: it has a Vicar of Dibley repeat at 7.30pm, which will flag, then starts a new series, Law and Order Los Angeles, after that at 8.40pm. That's going to be tested with the weak lead-in. The ABC is viewer-free viewing tonight. The Tour de France on SBS. Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports