The Winners: That there was only one program with a million viewers or more tells us that it was a weak night, won by Seven.
Nigella’s Kitchen on the ABC at 8pm was fresh and 673,000 people feasted on that.
Seven’s tired movie repeat, Meet The Fockers, at 8.30pm averaged 765,000 for two hours and won the night. SCU: Serious Crash Unit at 8pm with 813,000 also helped Seven win easily.
- Seven News — 1.170 million
The Losers: Viewers, again.
News & CA: Nine News and A Current Affair won Sydney and Melbourne, Seven News and Today Tonight won the rest.
- Seven News (6pm) — 1.170 million
- Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 992,000
- Nine News (6pm) — 983,000
- A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 895,000
- ABC News (7pm) — 775,000
- The Project (Ten) (6.30pm) — 604,000
- 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 584,000 (+24,000 on News 24 simulcast)
- Ten News (5pm) — 570,000
- Ten News (6pm) — 327,000
- SBS News (9.30pm) — 213,000
- SBS News (6.30pm) — 181,000
- ABC News (ABC) (11pm) — 144,000
In the morning:
- Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 360,000
- Today (Nine) (7am) — 325,000
- FTA: Seven (three channels) won with a share of 31.8% from Nine (three) on 26.6%, Ten (three) was on 19.0%, the ABC (four) was on 16.2% and SBS (two) ended with 6.4%. Seven leads the week with 28.3%, from Nine on 28.2% and Ten on 19.5%.
- Main Channel: Seven won with a share of 23.6% from Nine on 17.6%, Ten was on 12.6%, ABC 1 was on 11.8% and SBS ONE was on 4.4%. Seven leads the week with 20.5% from Nine on 19.7%, ABC 1 on 13.5% and Ten on 13.0%.
- Digital: 7TWO won with 4.7% from gem on 4.6%, GO was on 4.4%, along with Eleven. 7mate was on 3.5%, ABC 2 was on 2.3%, ONE was on 2.0%, SBS TWO ended on 1.9%, News 24 was on 1.1% and ABC 3 ended on 0.9%. That’s an FTA total last night of 28.9%. 7TWO leads the week with 4.8% from GO on 4.5% and Eleven on 4.2%.
Pay TV: Seven (three channels) won with a share of 25.5% from Nine (three) on 21.2%, pay TV was third (200-plus channels) with 17.6%, Ten (three) was on 15.2%, the ABC (four) was on 13.0% and SBS (two) ended with 5.1%. The 15 FTA channels had an 82.4% viewing share last night with the 10 digital channels on a high 23.9% and the five main channels ion 58.5%.
The top five pay TV channels were:
- Fox 8 (3.22%)
- Lifestyle (2.85%)
- TV1 (2.15%)
- Fox Sports 1 (2.05%)
- Lifestyle Food (1.96%)
The top five pay TV programs were:
- Football: Melbourne v LA Galaxy (Fox Sports 1) — 123,000
- Bargain Hunt Australia (Lifestyle) — 108,000
- Coronation St (UKTV) — 85,000
- Football: Fox Sports FC (Fox Sports 1) — 81,000
- Family Guy (Fox 8) — 75,000
Regional: A win to Prime/7Qld (three channels) with 33.8% from WIN/NBN (three) on 26.1%, SC Ten (three) was on 18.6%, the ABC (four) ended on 15.4% and SBS (two) was on 6.0%. The main channels were won by Prime/7Qld with 23.5%, from WIN/NBN on 17.8%. 7TWO won the digitals with 5.4% from 7mate on 4.9% and Gem on 4.3%. The 10 digital channels had an very high FTA share last night of 32.9%. Prime/7Qld leads the week with 30.9% from WIN/NBN on 27.6%.
The top five programs in regional markets were:
- Seven News — 496,000
- A Current Affair — 432,000
- Nine News — 429,000
- SCU: Serious Crash Unit — 392,000
- The Big Bang Theory — 385,000
Major Markets: A clean sweep for Seven, which won overall and the main channels in all five metro markets. Nine was second and Ten third except in the main channels in Melbourne and Perth where ABC 1 got up instead of Ten. Eleven won Brisbane and Perth, 7TWO won Melbourne and Adelaide and GO won Sydney. Nine leads Sydney and Melbourne, Seven leads the rest.
(All shares on the basis of combined overnight 6pm to midnight All People)
Glenn Dyer’s comments: A tired collection of repeats and flops last night.
The five most-watched programs nationally last night were:
- Seven News — 1.668 million
- Nine News — 1.412 million
- The Big Bang Theory — 1.354 million
- A Current Affair — 1.327 million
- SCU: Serious Crash Unit — 1.206 million
Tonight: It’s a repeat, but the Thick of It is back tonight on ABC 1 at 9 o’clock. Watch and get a rare laugh these early summer viewing nights. The documentary on rock band Queen, Queen: Days of Our Lives, continues on ABC 2 at 9.30. Nine has a repeat of Sherlock at 8.30. Ten has repeats from 7.30-10.30. Nine has repeats from 7-10.30. Seven has a fresh UK version of World’s Strictest Parents, but it’s not a very nice program.
Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports