The Winners: Seven might have won the night but who cares?

Nine’s Test cricket averaged 320,000 for the first session from 10.30am and 394,000 from 1.30pm (AEDST) to mid afternoon when sunny Brisbane turned on the gloom and rain.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.100 million

The Losers: It’s summer, but last night was the pits. Even tonight and tomorrow night will have at least one or two programs on the networks that will be fresh and popular!

News & CA: Nine News and A Current Affair won Melbourne, Seven News and Today Tonight won the rest, including Sydney.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.100 million
  2. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 929,000
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 897,000
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 816,000
  5. ABC News (7pm) — 732,000
  6. Ten News (5pm) — 610,000
  7. The Project (Ten) (6.30pm) — 585,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 579,000 + on news 24 simulcast
  9. Ten News (6pm) — 361,000
  10. Lateline (ABC) (10.30pm) — 216,000
  11. SBS News (6.30pm) — 187,000
  12. Lateline Business (ABC) (11.05pm) — 126,000
  13. SBS News (9.30pm) — 113,000

In the morning:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 377,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 342,000

The Stats:

  • FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 29.8% from Nine (3) on 26.0%, Ten (3) was on 21.6%, the ABC (4) was on 17.2% and SBS (4) on 5.5%. Nine leads the week with 28.1% from Seven on 27.4% and Ten on 20.4%.
  • Main Channel: Seven won with 21.0% from Nine on 19.8%, Ten was on 13.0%, ABC 1 was on 12.0% and SBS ONE was on 4.5%. Nine leads the week with 19.7% from Seven on 18.6% and Ten with 12.8%.
  • Digital: Eleven won with a share of 4.8%, from 7mate on 4.4%, 7TWO was on 4.3%, ONE was on 3.7%, ABC 2 was on 3.3%, Gem was on 3.2%, GO was on 3.1%, SBS TWO and News 24 were on 1.0% each and ABC 3 was on 0.8%. The 10 digital channels had a total share of 29.6%. 7TWO leads the week with 5.1%, from Eleven and GO on 4.8%.

Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 23.8% from Nine (3) on 20.8%, Pay TV (200 plus channels) was on 17.7%, Ten (3) was on 17.2%, the ABC (4) was on 13.7% and SBS (4) on 4.4%. The 15 digital channels had a share of 23.7% with the five main channels on 59.5%.

The five most watched Pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox 8 (3.08%)
  2. Lifestyle (2.75%;)
  3. TV1 (2.23%)
  4. W (1.92%)
  5. 111 Hits (1.88%)

The five most Pay TV programs were:

  1. Grand Designs Revisited (Lifestyle) — 97,000
  2. Grand Designs (Lifestyle) — 85,000
  3. Family Guy (Fox8) — 73,000
  4. Futurama (Fox 8) — 71,000
  5. Victorious (Nickelodeon) — 70,000

Regional: WIN/NBN (3) won with a share of 30.1% from Prime/7Qld (3) on 28.4%, SC Ten (3) on 21.2%, the ABC (4) on 16.1% and SBS (2) was on 4.3%. WIN/NBN won the main channels with 23.3% from Prime/7Qld on 17.5%. The digitals were won by 7TWO on 5.8% with Eleven on 5.6% and 7mate on 5.1%. The 10 digital channels had a share of 31.8%. Prime/7Qld leads narrowly by 29.5% from 29.3% for WIN/NBN.

The five most watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. Nine News — 490,000
  2. A Current Affair — 407,000
  3. Seven News — 448,000
  4. Keeping Up With The Joneses — 388,000
  5. WIN News — 366,000

Major Markets: A better night for Seven, which won overall and the main channels in every market. The ABC was third in Sydney. Ten was third behind Nine elsewhere. Eleven won Melbourne and Brisbane, 7mate won Adelaide and Perth. 7TWP won Sydney. Nine leads Seven and Ten in Sydney and Melbourne. Seven leads Nine and Ten in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

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

Glenn Dyer’s comments: One of those nights when you may be been glad to get in some early Christmas shopping or an early office party.

The five most watched programs on national TV were last night:

  1. Seven News — 1.548 million
  2. Nine News — 1.386 million
  3. A Current Affair — 1.275 million
  4. Today Tonight — 1.208 million
  5. Keeping Up With The Joneses — 1.069 million

Tonight: Test cricket on Nine today. A repeat of Midsomer Murders on ABC 1 at 8.30pm, a fresh Lewis returns to Seven at 8.30pm. On Nine and Ten it’s vintage movie repeat night tonight. Nine repeats the 1993 movie, The Fugitive. Ten has the 1993 movie Mrs Doubtfire. Cheap TV. CBS has a documentary on Hiroshima called Hiroshima: The Next Day.

Tomorrow: Don’t forget the Test cricket. The final Doc Martin of the series at 7.30pm on the ABC (should get close to two million viewers nationally). Movies on Seven and Nine, and Ten, mostly repeats. A very weak night.

Sunday: The morning chats are still going on the ABC: Insiders, Inside Business and Offsiders finish for the summer (and the sport is still happening!). The Bolt Report finishes for the year as well. The afternoon repeat is pre-empted for the final round of the New Zealand Golf Open. Nine has the Test cricket (hopefully still going), Seven has the Kiwi duo, Dog Patrol and Coastwatch (a real Kiwi weekend with the Test cricket and the golf).

The ABC starts Upstairs Downstairs which was disinterred from the vault after airing earlier this year. It’s actually a sort of reality program and the ABC’s promotions on ABC have been a little down the track that Seven, Nine and Ten go when what is in effect a repeat. 60 Minutes is a mixture of repeats of local stories and an uninteresting story from the US program.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports