The Winners: With Bernard Tomic playing for hours from 7pm (and winning well), it was always going to be Seven’s night.

The late evening session of the tennis averaged 572,000. The day session from 11 am to 6 pm averaged 423,000. Outnumbered on the ABC at 8 pm averaged 492,000. Great episode. The Thick of it was a classic, with some great insults.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.147 million
  2. Tennis: Australian Open (night session) (Seven) (7pm) — 1.063 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.003 million

The Losers: Anyone who didn’t watch or record Outnumbered or The Thick of It on the ABC at 8pm and 9pm respectively.

News & CA: Seven News won everywhere bar Melbourne. Today Tonight won everywhere bar Melbourne. A Current Affair had a good report on a mortgage broker franchise that has failed with what appears to be some dodgy dealings and unhappy people.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.147 million
  2. Nine News (6pm) — 1.003 million
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 964,000
  4. ABC News (7pm) — 824,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 820,000
  6. Ten News (5pm) — 627,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 517,000 (+32,000 on News 24 simulcast)
  8. The Project (Ten) (6.30pm) — 468,000
  9. Ten News (Ten) (6pm) — 348,000
  10. SBS News (6.30pm) — 220,000
  11. SBS News (10.30pm) — 176,000
  12. ABC News (10.35pm) — 160,000
  13. The Drum (ABC) (6pm) — 103,000 (+37,000 on News 24 simulcast)

In the morning:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 378,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 306,000

The Stats:

FTA: Seven (3 channels ) won with a share of 36.1% from Nine (3) on 22.5%, Ten (3) was on 19.7%, The ABC (4) ended on 15.2% and SBS (2) ended on 6.5%. Seven leads the week with 31.3% from Nine on 25.7% and Ten with 20.4%.

Main Channel: Seven won easily with 27.2% from Nine on 15.3%, Ten on 11.8%, ABC 1 on 9.8% and SBS TWO on 5.4%. Seven leads the week with 23.5% from Nine on 17.1% and Ten on 12.6%.

Digital: Eleven won with a share of 4.85 from 7TWO on 4.6%, 7mate on 4.3%, GO on 3.8%, ABC 2 on 3.5%, Gem on 3.4%. ONE on 3.0%, SBS TWO on 1.2% and ABC 3 and News 24 on 0.9% each.

Pay TV: Seven (3 channels ) won with a share of 28.6% from Pay TV (200 plus channels) on 18.6%, Nine (3) on 17.8%, Ten (3) was on 15.6%, The ABC (4) ended on 12.0% and SBS (2) ended on 5.2%. The 15 FTA channels had a total viewing share of 81.4%, with the 10 digitals on 24.0% and the five main channels on 57.4%.

The top five Pay TV channels were::

  1. Fox Sports 3 (5.61%)
  2. Fox 8 (3.65%)
  3. Disney (2.25%)
  4. TV 1 (2.01%)
  5. Fox Sports 2 (2.0%)

The top five Pay TV programs were:

  1. Cricket: Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Renegades (Fox Sports 3) (7pm) — 238,500
  2. Grimm (Fox 8) — 116,300
  3. Cricket Superstar (Fox 8) — 71,900
  4. Cricket: Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers (Fox Sports 3) (3.38) — 64,100
  5. WWE Raw — (Fox 8) — 64,000

Regional:

Major Markets: Seven won overall and the main channels everywhere. In Perth, Ten beat Nine into second behind Seven. Eleven had a good night in the digitals winning Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. 7TWO won Brisbane and Perth. Seven leads the week in all five metro markets.

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

Glenn Dyer’s comments: Tennis, thanks to Bernard Tomic on Seven, won the night — no one else got a look in.

Strange programming move on Pay TV. Fox 8 ran Cricket Superstar from just after 7.30pm last night to around 8.40pm. So what? Well over 238,000 people, all of whom would have been potential viewers of Cricket Superstar (71,900 viewers), were watching the Twenty20 Big Bash game over on Fox Sports 3 at the same time (the game started at 7pm and ended around 10.14pm). You would have thought Foxtel would have programmed to avoid such a clash.

And Seven News won Brisbane on Tuesday evening, not Nine has I reported yesterday.

Tonight: Lleyton Hewitt plays in the tennis on Seven tonight. Repeats on Nine and Ten. The Drum on ABC 1 at 6pm.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

Peter Fray

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