The Winners: Nine’s night, easily. Law and Order LA, up to 620,000 on Seven at 8.30pm. Still a loser. Crownies on the ABC at 8.30pm, 543,000.

  1. MasterChef Australia (Ten) (7.30pm) — 1.517 million
  2. Hamish and Andy’s Gap Year (Nine) (8.30pm) — 1.456 million
  3. The Block (Nine) (7pm) — 1.294 million
  4. Seven News (6pm) — 1.195 million
  5. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.191 million
  6. Nine News (6pm) — 1.128 million
  7. Hot Property (Nine (8pm) — 1.026 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.003 million

The Losers: The Renovators, 909,000. After 1.517 million watched MasterChef directly before it?

News & CA: Nine News beat Seven in Sydney and Melbourne and tied Brisbane. Seven won Adelaide and Perth by big margins. ACA beat TT in Melbourne and Brisbane. TT won Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. After stalking Sunrise this week, Nine’s Today caught up and went past Sunrise easily yesterday.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.195 million
  2. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.191 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.128 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.003 million
  5. ABC News (7pm) — 826,000
  6. The 7pm Project (Ten) (7pm) — 663,000
  7. Ten News (5pm) — 589,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 455,000
  9. 6.30 with George Negus (Ten) (6.30pm) — 414,000
  10. Late News/Sports Tonight (Ten) (10.30pm) — 256,000
  11. Lateline (ABC) (10.25pm) — 198,000
  12. SBS News (6.30pm) — 159,000
  13. SBS News (9.30pm) — 157,000
  14. Lateline Business (ABC) (11pm) — 99,000

In the morning:

  1. Today (Nine) (7am) — 390,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 358,000

The Stats:

  • FTA: Nine (3 channels) won with a share of 34.7% from Ten (3) on 24.9%, with Seven (3) on 22.9%, the ABC (4) on 13.3% and SBS (2), on 4.2%. Seven leads the week with 28.4% from Nine on 27.4%.
  • Main Channel: Nine won easily with 26.9% from Ten on 19.1%, Seven on 16.2%, ABC 1 on 10.1% and SBS ONE on 3.4%. Seven leads the week with 21.7% from Nine on 20.6% and Ten on 18.0%.
  • Digital: GO won with 4.7% from Eleven on 3.8%, 7TWO on 3.4%, with 7mate on 3.3%, Gem on 3.1%, ONE on 2.0%, ABC 2 on 1.8%, ABC 3 and SBS TWO on 0.8% and News 24 on 0.6%. That’s an FTA viewing share of 24.3%. GO leads the week with 4.2%, from 7TWO on 3.6% and Eleven on 3.5%.
  • Pay TV: Nine won with a share for its three channels of 28.8%, from Ten (3) on 20.7%, Seven (3) was on 19.0%, Pay TV (200 plus channels) ended with 14.1%, the ABC (4) was on 11.1% and SBS (2) ended with 3.5%. The 15 FTA channels had a 14.1% share of prime time viewing last night. The 10 digitals were on 20.3% and the five main channels were on 65.4%.
  • Regional: WIN/NN (3 channels) won easily with 32.7% from Prime/7Qld on 26.5%, with SC Ten (3 channels) on 22.0% and SBS (2) on 4.5%. WIN/NBN won the main channels with 25.4%, with daylight second and third, then Prime/7Qld on 17.9% and SC Ten on 16.2%. The digitals were won by 7TWO on 5.1%, from GO on 3.9% and Eleven on 3.8%, the 10 digitals had an FTA viewing share last night of 26.3%. Prime/7Qld still lead the week with 30.4% from WIN/NBN on 27.7%.

Major Markets: Clean sweep for Nine in every market. Seven ran third everywhere bar Adelaide where it pushed Ten into third. GO won Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Eleven won Adelaide. Seven leads Nine and Ten in Sydney and Adelaide, In Perth it’s Seven from Ten and Nine. In Melbourne it’s Nine leading Seven and Ten. In Brisbane it’s Seven and Nine tied for the lead.

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

Glenn Dyer’s comments: Nine’s night as young men did indeed watch Hamish and Andy’s Gap Year at 8.30pm, even though it was basically one of the worst specials they have made so far in their TV careers. But it didn’t really help the various The Footy Shows which had a national audience of 743,000, with 339,000 in Melbourne, 133,000 in Sydney (both about normal) and a slightly higher 92,000 in Brisbane. Hamish and Andy’s Gap Year was big in Melbourne, their home market, with 551,000 people watching. That was after 489,000 watched The Block, which is also based in Melbourne.

Seven was never in the hunt and never intended to, much the same way as Nine avoided a contest on Tuesday nights for much of the year until The Block arrived.

Gee, Ten pulled its finger out and (after reading Crikey), went to Shanghai live on the ONE channels and showed the wonderful swim of James Magnussen in the men’s 100 metres freestyle. And why couldn’t it have also been done on the main channel? After all, all Ten was showing was a repeat of Law and Order SVU, which was hardly a ratings winner last night.About 119,000 watched the final on ONE. Can’t help feeling that Ten is a touch guilty about its treatment of the World Swimming Titles, which is a genuine sports event and not the fishing, power boating, etc, stuff it has been filling ONE with.

Tonight: AFL/NRL on Seven and Nine. Better Homes and Gardens on Seven, The Block on Nine, MasterChef master class on Ten.

Saturday: AFL on Ten, Foxtel. NRL on Foxtel. Kingdom on the ABC: nothing else worth watching except movie repeats of repeats.

Sunday: The morning chats, then NRL and AFL on Nine, Seven and Foxtel. Sunday Night on Seven at 6.30pm with a claimed new angle on the Joanne Lees/Peter Falconio story. 60 Minutes on Nine at 7.30pm, after The Block at 6.30pm. MasterChef on Ten from 7.30pm. Midsomer Murders on the ABC at 8.30pm.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports