The Winners: Seven’s evening tennis session from 7pm to about 10.30pm averaged 757,000 viewers. For the late session, 420,000 tuned in and 492,000 viewers watched the day session, which started at 11am and ended at 6pm.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.238 million
  2. Nine News (6pm) — 1.045 million
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.033 million
  4. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) (7.30pm) — 1.022 million

The Losers: The Glades on Ten at 9.30pm, 364,000.

News & CA: Seven News beat Nine News in Sydney and Melbourne, thanks to the tennis finishing just before 6pm. Seven also won Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Today Tonight also won Sydney and Melbourne. A Current Affair won Brisbane, TT won Adelaide and Perth.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.238 million
  2. Nine News (6pm) — 1.045 million
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.033 million
  4. ABC News (7pm) — 948,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 908,000
  6. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 722,000 (+47,000 on News 24 simulcast)
  7. Ten News (Ten) (5pm) — 669,000
  8. Ten News (6pm) — 405,000
  9. SBS News (6.30pm) — 219,000
  10. ABC News (10.20pm) –215,000
  11. The Drum (ABC) (6pm) — 118,000
  12. SBS News (10.30pm) — 67,000

In the morning:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 356,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 319,000

The Stats:

  • FTA: Seven (3 channels) beat Nine (3), 28.8% to 28.6%, with Ten (3) on 21.1%, the ABC (4) was on 15.7% and SBS (2) ended on 5.8%. Seven is a narrow leader for the week, 27.9% to Nine’s 27.7%.
  • Main Channel: Seven won even more narrowly, 20.4% to Nine’s 20.3%. Ten was on 12.0%, ABC 1 was on 11.1% and SBS ONE ended with 4.3%. Seven leads the week with 20.0% from Nine on 18.3%. ABC 1 was on 12.7% and Ten is on 12.1%.
  • Digital: 7TWO won with 5.2%, from GO on 5.0%, ONE was on 4.9%, Eleven on 4.2%, Gem was on 3.4%, 7mate was on 3.1%, ABC 2 ended with 2.6%, SBS TWO was on 1.5% and News 24 and ABC 3 ended with 1.0% each. That’s an FTA viewing share last night of a high 32.0%. GO leads the week with 4.7% from 7TWO on 4.7% and Eleven on 4.6%.

Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) beat Nine (3), 22.9% to 22.8%, with pay TV (200-plus channels) on 18.0%, Ten (3) on 16.8%, the ABC (4) was on 2.5% and SBS (2) ended on 4.6%. The 15 FTA channels had a total viewing share last night of 82.0. The 10 digital channels had a share of 25.3% with the five main channels on 56.7%.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox 8 — 6.78%
  2. TV 1 — 2.27%
  3. Disney — 2.08%
  4. Nickelodeon — 1.84%
  5. Lifestyle You — 1.77%

The top five pay TV programs were:

  1. 69th Annual Golden Globes (replay) (Fox 8) (7.38pm) — 136,500
  2. 69th Annual Golden Globes (live) (Fox 8) — 125,500
  3. Wife Swap Australia (LifeStyle YOU) — 108,400
  4. 69th Annual Golden Globes (live) (Fox 8) — 74,300
  5. Inside Cricket (Fox Sports 3) — 71,300

Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won with a share of 32.0% from WIN/NBN (3) on 29.7%, SC Ten (3) was on 18.6%, the ABC (4) was in 14.0% and SBS (2) ended with 5.6%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels with a share of 21.7% (thanks to the tennis), from WIN/NBN on 20.9%. 7TWO won the digitals with a share of 6.6%, from GO on 5.4% and ONE on 4.3%. The 10 digital channels had a total share of 32.5% in prime time last night. Prime/7Qld on 30.2% leads the week from WIN/NBN on 29.3%.

Major Markets: Seven won Melbourne and Adelaide overall and in the main channels. Nine won Sydney, Brisbane and Perth overall and the main channels. GO won Sydney, ONE won Brisbane and Perth. 7TWO won Melbourne and Adelaide. Nine leads in Sydney and Brisbane. Seven leads in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

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

Glenn Dyer’s comments: Seven got home narrowly on the raw data because of a very solid win in Melbourne, where support for the tennis was strongest. Nine did well with a collection of repeats from 7-9.30pm.

Tonight: More tennis on Seven from seven o’clock. Nigella Kitchen on the ABC at eight o’clock (what a shock). Nine and Ten have various repeats, again.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports.

Peter Fray

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