The Winners: Seven’s night, as The X Factor finally gets to the really interesting part of the series. Australia’s Got Amazing Talent at 8.30pm, 930,000. It was the final episode last night and it was starting to overstay its welcome.

Nine’s The Celebrity Apprentice at 7pm, 995,000, and Two and A Half Men at 8.30pm, 928,000.

  1. The X Factor (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.498 million
  2. Seven News (6pm) — 1.220 million
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.117 million
  4. Nine News (6pm) — 1.060 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) (7pm) — 1.047 million

The Losers? A weak night, apart from The X Factor. Mike & Molly on Nine at 8pm, 620,000. Junior MasterChef on Ten at 7.30pm, 708,000.

News & CA: Nine News won Sydney and Melbourne, Seven News won the rest, ACA won Sydney and Melbourne, TT won the rest.

In the morning, Today beat Sunrise, narrowly.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.220 million
  2. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.117 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.060 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 939,000
  5. ABC News (7pm) — 814,000 (+26,000 on News 24 simulcast)
  6. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 635,000
  7. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) (8pm) — 581,000
  8. Ten News (5pm) — 550,000
  9. The Project (Ten) (6.30pm) — 514,000
  10. SBS News (6.30pm) — 211,000
  11. SBS News (9.30pm) — 198,000
  12. Lateline (ABC) (10.25pm) — 144,000
  13. Lateline Business (ABC) (11pm) — 88,000 (+22,000 on News 24 at 8.30pm)

In the morning:

  1. Today (Nine) (7am) — 355,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 351,000

The Nation:

  • FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 31.8%, from Nine (3) on 26.3%, Ten (3) was on 22.3%, the ABC (4) was on 13.5% and SBS (2) was on 6.1%. Seven leads the week with 30.9% from Nine on 28.8% and Ten on 20.0%.
  • Main Channel: Seven won with a share of 24.3%, from Nine on 18.3%, Ten was on 17.0%, ABC 1 was on 9.7% and SBS ONE was on 4.9%. Seven leads the week on 23.3% from Nine in 20.2% and Ten on 14.0%.
  • Digital: GO won with a share of 5.0%, from 7TWO on 4.6%, Eleven was on 3.7%, Gem was on 3.0%, 7mate was on 2.9%, ABC 2 was on 2.3%. ONE was on 1.6%, SBS TWO was on 1.1%, ABC 3 was on 0.7% and News 24 was on 0.7%. That’s a total FTA share of 25.7% for the 10 digital channels. GO leads the week with 6.0% from 7TWO on 4.4% and Eleven on 3.7%.

Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 26.6%, from Nine (3) on 21.9%, Ten (3) was on 18.6%%, pay TV (200-plus channels) was on 14.1%, the ABC (4) was on 11.3% and SBS (2) was on 5.1%. The 15 FTA channels had a total share of 85.9% last night, with the 10 digitals on 21.4% and the five main channels on 64.5%.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox 8 (2.98%)
  2. Lifestyle (2.77%)
  3. TV 1 (2.46%)
  4. 111 Hits (1.93%)
  5. Fox Sports (1.92%)

The top five pay TV programs were:

  1. Football: Australia versus Thailand (10pm) (Fox Sports 2) — 103,000
  2. Football: Australia versus Thailand (9.30pm) (Fox Sports 2) — 67,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox 8) — 63,000
  4. The Big Bang Theory (Comedy Channel) — 62,000
  5. Phineas & Ferb (Disney) — 61,000

Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won with a share of 34.3% from WIN/NBN on 27.3%, SC Ten (3) was on 19.3%, the ABC (4) was on 14.0% and SBS (2) ended on 5.1%. The main channels were won by Prime/7Qld with 25.0% from WIN/NBN on 17.7%. 7TWO won the digitals with 6.1% from GO on 5.6% and Gem with 4.0%. the 10 digital channels had a total FTA share of 28.3%. Prime/7Qld leads the week with 34.3% from WIN/NBN on 29.2%.

The top five programs in regional TV areas were:

  1. The X Factor — 673,000
  2. Seven News — 605,000
  3. Australia’s Got Amazing Talent — 472,000
  4. A Current Affair — 464,000
  5. Home and Away — 462,000

Major Markets: A clean sweep for Seven, overall and in the main channels in all five metro markets. Nine was second and Ten third everywhere bar Adelaide where Ten was second and Nine third. GO won the digital channels in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. In Brisbane, Eleven won, and in Adelaide, 7TWO got up. Seven leads Nine and Ten everywhere bar Melbourne where it’s Nine still in front.

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

Last Night: Nothing more to be said about last night. Only one program mattered. The X Factor, which is repaying Seven’s changes at the start of the year to make it easier for viewers to watch without yelling at the screen.

The top five programs nationally were:

  1. The X Factor — 2171 million
  2. Seven News — 1.723 million
  3. Nine News — 1.519 million
  4. Home and Away — 1.508 million
  5. Australia’s Got Amazing Talent — 1.404 million

A Current Affair was 6th by just 1000 viewers with 1.403 million people.

Tonight: The last Gruen Planet of the year and the last of the Spicks & Specks bits and pieces and end-of-series show. Isn’t there a Christmas episode to come next month? Seven has not much at all. Nine has Frozen Planet. Ten has the weakened Glee.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

Peter Fray

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