The Glenn Dyer breakdown: A huge win to Seven. thanks to the Australian Open Men’s final. Did anyone stay the course until 1.30am this morning? What a marathon. Take a ticket and come back in the morning is my motto. The epic final had everything (I lasted two sets). At 1.15am to 1.30am, there were more than 1.4 million people still watching the tennis, an average of more than 1.2 million stuck around from 1.30am to 2am. Fantastic figures and dedication on the part of viewers.

New Girl on Ten averaged more than 1.2 million viewers in metro markets at 8pm and Homeland, from 8.30pm, had more than 1.1 million: both very strong efforts.

Young Talent Time had over a million viewers from 6.30pm, but down on the debut last week. Ten’s prime time audience was up more than 10% from last week, which, in the face of the men’s tennis final on Seven, was good going.

Last week, Seven won nationally and in the regions.

Tonight: Seven and Nine start their 2012 campaigns, catching up with the effort Ten put in last week for not much return.

Nine starts its fat shedding program, Excess Baggage, from 7pm to 8pm, then a fresh The Big Bang Theory episode at 8pm.

Seven returns My Kitchen Rules to the 7.30pm slot. This series is said by Seven insiders to cost $35 million! Seven has a new series called Please Marry My Boy at 8.45pm.

SBS has a new Mythbusters at 7.30 pm. The ABC is still in the tail end of its summer season.Lateline is back at 10.25pm and Lateline Business has been renamed The Business, and keeps host Ticky Fullerton at 8.30pm and after Lateline.

The top 10 national programs (metro & regional combined): The national figure for the tennis is a provisional figure only as we had not received the full figures as of noon.

1.Tennis: Australian Open (provisional figures only) 3.2 million
2.Seven News1.775 million
3.New Girl
1.764 million
4.Nine News1.667 million
5.Homeland1.633 million
6.Modern Family
1.584 million
7.Young Talent Time
1.506 million

The Winners (metro): 

1.Tennis: Australian Open (provisional only)7.30pm2.4 million
2.New Girl8pm1.288 million
3.Seven News6pm1.248 million
4.Nine News6pm1.231 million
5.Homeland8.30pm1.169 million
6.Modern Family7.30pm1.163 million
7.Young Talent Time6.30pm1.078 million

The Losers: Nothing really: the men’s final on Seven was just too dominant.

News & CA:

1.Seven News6pm1.248 million
2.Nine News6pm1.231 million
3.ABC News7pm787,000
4.60 Minutes
7.30pm716,000
5.Ten News5pm572,000
6.The Project6pm412,000
7.Nine News5pm353,000
8.SBS News6.30pm172,000

*On News 24 simulcast

In the morning:

1.Weekend Sunrise8am380,000
2.Weekend Today8am302,000

FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 45.4% from Ten (3) on 21.5%, Nine (3) was on 18.3%, the ABC (4) was on 10.9% and SBS (2) ended on 3.9%.

Source:, TV Networks reports

Main Channels: Seven won with a share of 41.3% from Ten on 17.0%, Nine, 12.8%, ABC 1, 8.7% and SBS ONE on 3.5%. Digital: GO won with 2.9% from Eleven on 2.6%, Gem was on 2.5%. The 10 digital channels had a very low FTA viewing share last night of 16.4%.

Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 38.8% from Ten (3) on 18.3%, Nine (3) was on 15.6%, Pay TV (200 plus channels) ended with 12.4%, the ABC (4) was on 9.3% and SBS (2) ended on 3.4%. The 15 FTA channels had a total viewing share last night of 87.6%. The 10 digitals had a share of 14.2% and the five main channels share was 73.4%%.

The top five pay TV channels were:

1.2.71%
2.2.32%
3.2.31%
4.1.83%
5.1.70%

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

1.Modern Family 95,400
2.The Simpsons (9.50pm)
74,100
3.Just Go With It 72,000
4. The Simpsons (8pm)
70,800
5.The Simpsons (10.15pm)
66,800

Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won with a share of 41.6% from SC Ten (3) on 21.5%, WIN/NBN (3) on 19.8%, the ABC )4 was on 12.3% and SBS (2) was on 4.7%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels with a share of 38.6%. GO won the digitals with 3.7%, with 7mate on 3.6% and 7TWO on 3.2%. the 10 digital channels had an FTA share of 22.4%.

Major Markets: A clean sweep overall and the main channels for Seven. Ten was second and Nine third. The digitals were won by Eleven in Sydney and Melbourne, Go in Brisbane, Gem in Adelaide and 7mate in Perth.

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

Source:, TV Networks reports

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