The Winners: A weak night with lots of repeats, but it was Nine’s night in the end. Ten had a bad night out.

  1. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) (8pm) — 1.324 million
  2. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) (7.30pm) — 1.233 million
  3. Seven News (6pm) — 1.190 million
  4. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.029 million
  5. Nine News (6pm) — 1 million

The Losers: It’s summer, so there are no losers.

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Ten’s Offspring repeat at 9.30 last night, 197,000. That’s viewer revenge for showing a tired old repeat. Ten obviously has nothing left in its vault to freshen up a summer schedule.

News & CA: Nine News won Sydney again, Seven News won the rest.

A Current Affair won Sydney and Melbourne, had big losses in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth to Today Tonight.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.190 million
  2. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.029 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1 million
  4. ABC News (7pm) — 901,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) –875,000
  6. Ten News (5pm) — 697,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 674,000 (+38,000 on News 24 simulcast)
  8. The Project (Ten, 6.30 – 7.30 pm) — 599,000
  9. Ten News  (6pm) — 382,000
  10. Lateline (ABC) (10.25pm) — 265,000
  11.  SBS News (9.30pm) — 174,000
  12.  SBS News (6.30pm) — 154,000
  13. Lateline Business (ABC) (11pm) — 123,000 (+21,000 on News 24 at 8.30pm)

In the morning:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 390,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 361,000

The Stats:

  • FTA: Nine 3 (channels) won with a share of 31.0% from Seven (3) on 27.0%, with Ten (3) on 18.2%, the ABC (4) on 17.4% and SBS (3) on 6.2%. Nine leads the week on 29.1% with Seven on 27.0% and Ten on 18.5%.
  • Main Channel: Nine won the main channels with 24.5% from Nine on 18.2%, ABC 1 was on 13.2%, Ten was on 11.8% and SBS ONE on 5.0%. Nine leads the week with 20.3%, with Seven on 18.2% and ABC 1 on 13.4%, along with Ten.
  • Digital: 7TWO won the night with 5.6% from Eleven on 4.1%, GO was on 3.3%, Gem and 7mate were on 3.2% each, ONE and ABC 2 were on 2.6% each, SBS TWO was on 1.2%, News 24 was on 0.9% and ABC 3 was on 0.7%. GO leads the week with 5.6%, from 7TWO on 5.3% and Eleven on 4.7%. the 10 digital channels had an FTA share last night of 27.3%, well under Sunday night’s share.

Pay TV: Nine (three channels) won with a share of 25.2%, from Seven (three) on 22.0%, pay TV third with 16.3% for its 200-plus channels, Ten (three) was on 15.1%, the ABC (four) on 14.2% and SBS (three) on 5.0%. the 15 FTA channels had a total share of 83.7% last night with the 10 digital channels on 22.4% and the five main channels on 61.3%.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox 8 (3.05%)
  2. TV1 (2.45%)
  3. 111 Hits (2.17%)
  4. Lifestyle (2.05%)
  5. W (1.79%)

The top five pay TV programs were:

  1. QI (UKTV) — 73,000
  2. Coronation Street (UKTV) — 67,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox 8) — 66,000
  4. Inside Cricket (Fox Sports 3) — 66,000
  5. Eastenders (UKTV) — 63,000.

Regional: WIN/NBN (three channels) won with a share of 30.1%, from Prime/7Qld (three) on 29.3%, SC Ten (three) was on 18.9%, the ABC (four) was on 16.1% and SBS (two) ended on 5.6%. WIN/NBN won the main channels with 24.0% from Prime/7Qld on 20.5%. 7TWO won the main channels with 5.3% from Eleven on 4.6% and 7mate on 3.5%. the 10 digital channels had a total share last night of 28.0%.

The top five programs in regional areas were:

  1. The Big Bang Theory (8pm) — 514,000
  2. Seven News — 500,000
  3. Nine News — 479,000
  4. The Big Bang Theory (7.30pm) — 465,000
  5. A Current Affair — 457,000

Major Markets: Nine had a good night, winning overall and the main channels in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Seven won both in Adelaide and Perth. The ABC and ABC 1 were third in Sydney and Perth overall and the main channels. ABC 1 was third in the main channels in Melbourne as well. Nine leads in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, Seven leads in Brisbane and Perth.

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

Glenn Dyer’s comments: A weak night for all, especially with The Big Bang Theory repeats dominating. Says it all.

For some reason Ten has returned Ten News at 5pm to an hour and recoded the half hour of news from 6pm. It did nothing except show us that the audience hasn’t improved since the days of Ten’s Evening News at 6.30pm and the late 6pm with George Negus.

The five top programs nationally were:

  1. The Big Bang Theory (8pm) — 1.838 million
  2. The Big Bang Theory (7.30pm) — 1.698 million
  3. Seven News — 1.691 million
  4. Nine News — 1.485 million
  5. Today Tonight — 1.366 million

Tonight: Not very much of interest. The ABC has another new The Grumpy Guide to…, and Seven has a movie about a grumpy father-in-law (Meet The Parents) and Nine has failed series The Middle and Mike & Molly, along with an hour of The Big Bang Theory repeats. Ten has the failed Rules of Engagement and repeats of NCIS Los Angeles, Offspring and Modern Family.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

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