The Winners: Nine’s night, easily, thanks again to 60 Minutes and Underbelly: Razor, for the second Sunday in a row.

Underbelly: Razor has come and gone and on the whole it was solid, better than last year’s effort. Next week though Nine screens CSI at 8.30pm. Nine could lose around half a million viewers as a result.

  1. Underbelly: Razor (Nine, 8.30pm) — 1.449 million
  2. 60 Minutes (Nine) (7.30pm) — 1.414 million
  3. Frozen Planet (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.282 million
  4. Sunday Night (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.207 million
  5. Seven News (6pm) — 1.207 million
  6. Nine News (6pm) — 1.132 million

The Losers: Terra Nova on Ten at 8.30pm, 699,000. A chance to improve now that Underbelly: Razor has gone? Beaten by a repeat of Bones on Seven with 746,000.

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Ten’s Junior MasterChef, 820,000, was in Venice Beach in Los Angeles last night. Talk about contrived. No wonder the program has lost its “oomph”. The producers have gotten lazy (and so has Ten) and the junior version is nothing but a poor clone of the adult original, instead of trying to carve out a separate identity.

News & CA: Nine News won Sydney (by 119,000 viewers) and Melbourne (by 28,000). Seven won the rest.

The relaunch of Weekend Sunrise Saturday/Sunday was botched by technical problems on Saturday, making yesterday’s edition a bit of a mishmash. Watch next week to see what the changes look like.

The Bolt Report at 10am had one of its lowest audiences yesterday morning, while the repeat at 4.30pm had one of the highest. Go figure.

  1. 60 Minutes (Nine, 7.30pm) — 1.414 million
  2. Sunday Night (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.207 million
  3. Seven News (6pm) — 1.207 million
  4. Nine News (6pm) — 1.132 million
  5. ABC News (7pm) — 763,000
  6. Ten News (5pm) — 435,000
  7. Nine News (5pm) — 282,000
  8. Dateline (SBS) (8.30pm) — 177,000
  9. The Bolt Report (Ten) (4.30pm) — 172,000
  10. SBS News 6.30pm) — 145,000

In the morning:

  1. Weekend Sunrise (Seven, 8am) — 313,000
  2. Weekend Today (Nine) (8am) — 281,000
  3. Landline (ABC) (noon) — 208,000
  4. Insiders (ABC) (9am) — 196,000
  5. Offsiders (ABC) (10.30am) — 140,000
  6. Inside Business (ABC) (10am) — 133,000
  7. The Bolt Report (Ten) (10am) — 85,000
  8. Meet The Press (Ten, 10.30am) — 71,000

The Stats:

  • FTA: Nine (three channels) won with a share of 33.9% from Seven (three) on 26.2%, Ten (three) was on 19%, the ABC (four) was on 14% and SBS (two) ended with 5.0%.
  • Main Channel: Nine won with a share of 26.2%, from Seven on 20.3%, Ten was on 13.3%, ABC 1, 11.3% and SBS ONE was on 4.4%.
  • Digital: 7TWO and Gem won the night with 4% each, from 7mate on 3.9%, GO on 3.6%, Eleven was on 3.3%, ONE was on 2.4%, ABC 2 was on 1.6%, SBS TWO and News 24 ended with 0.6% each. ABC 3 finished with 0.5%. That’s an FTA viewing share of 24.6% last night.

Pay TV: Nine (three channels) won with a share of 27.7% from Seven (three) on 23.0%, Ten (three) was on 15.5%, pay TV (200-plus channels) was on 15.4%, the ABC (4) was on 11.4%. SBS (2) ended with 4.1%. The 15 FTA channels had a viewing share of 84.6% last night with the 10 digitals on 20.3% and the five main channels with 64.3%.

The five most-watched pay TV channels yesterday were:

  1. Fox 8 (3.19%)
  2. Fox Sports 3 (2.52%)
  3. TV 1 (2.5%)
  4. Lifestyle (2.28%)
  5. Fox Sports 1 (2.11%)

The five most-watched pay TV programs yesterday were:

  1. A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up Timmy Turner (Nickelodeon) — 93,000
  2. Rugby League: England versus Australia (Fox Sports 2) — 76,000
  3. 50 First Dates (TV 1) — 73,000
  4. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Showtime) — 71,000
  5. The Simpsons (Fox 8) — 70,000.

Regional: WIN/NBN (three channels) won with a share of 31.9% from Prime/7Qld (three) on 31.4%, SC Ten (three) was on 17.4%, the ABC (four) was on 14.7% and SBS (two) was on 4.6%. WIN/NBN won the main channels with 24.1%, from Prime/7Qld on 22.2%. 7TWO won the digitals with 4.7%, from 7mate on 4.4% and GO on 4.2%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA share last night of 25.2%.

The five most-watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. 60 Minutes — 613,000
  2. Sunday Night — 583,000
  3. Underbelly: Razor — 547,000
  4. Wild Boys — 537,000
  5. Frozen Planet — 489,000

Major Markets: Almost a clean sweep for Nine both overall and the main channels, except in Perth where Seven won the main channels. Apart from that, Seven was second and Ten third everywhere else. GO won the digitals in Brisbane and Perth. Gem won Sydney and 7TWO won Melbourne, while 7mate won Adelaide,

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

Glenn Dyer’s comments: Last week, Seven won nationally, overall and the main channels, plus the digitals. Nine won Sydney, Seven won the rest. The Melbourne Cup dominated the most-watched programs (naturally). Leave out the Cup and the X Factor were the top two most-watched programs with 2.215 million and Doc Martin 1.984 million (ABC 1, 7.30 pm Saturday). Prime/7Qld won the regionals.

The five most-watched programs nationally were:

  1. Underbelly Razor — 1.998 million
  2. 60 Minutes — 1.865 million
  3. Sunday Night, 1.787 million
  4. Frozen Planet, 1.781 million
  5. Seven News — 1.726 million

Tonight: The ABC ends Four Corners, Media Watch and Q&A for the year. Nine has The Big Bang Theory and The Mentalist. Ten has Junior MasterChef. Seven has The X Factor.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

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