The Glenn Dyer breakdown: Seven’s dominated because of My Kitchen Rules. And that was the night.

Chris Uhlmann was very good on 7.30 last night. Family Confidential on ABC 1 at 8pm (551,000) was solid with Bryce Courtenay and The Straits held its audience from last week, which is encouraging.

Tonight: Australia plays Sri Lanka  in Perth in a ODI cricket match on Nine. ABC 1 has a repeat of Inspector George Gently, then Getting On. Ten has Glee, then a movie. Seven has Better Homes and Gardens for 90 minutes, then a movie.

Saturday: New Tricks and Accused (a new series) on the ABC from 7.30pm. Ten is mostly repeats. The Graham Norton Show might be OK. Nine and Seven have movies. Weak!

Sunday: The various morning chat shows on ABC 1, Ten, Nine and Seven. Landline at Midday on ABC 1. A fresh episode of Midsomer Murders at 8.30pm on the ABC. Seven has Sunday Night then the usual line up. Bones might be worth a look at 8.30pm. Ten has its solid line up starting with Young Talent Time and ending with Homeland. Nine has ODI cricket from Adelaide, Australia v. India. Official Ratings start today.

The top 10 national programs (metro & regional combined):

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) — 2.200 million
  2. Seven News — 1.617 million
  3. Nine News — 1.587 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.451 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven — 1.451 million
  6. ABC News — 1.295 million
  7. Grey’s Anatomy (Seven) — 1.217 million
  8. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.205 million
  9. CSI (Nine) — 1.005 million
  10. The Biggest Loser (Ten) — 984,000

Metro Winners:

  1. My Kitchen Rules — 1.560 million
  2. Seven News (6pm) — 1.105 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.095 million

The Losers: Desperate Housewives on Seven, shifted to 9.30pm to allow Grey’s Anatomy return at 8.30pm (847,000). Desperate Housewives was watched by just 521,000, or more than 3210,000 fewer viewers.

The Biggest Loser on Ten, 679,000. A Gifted Man, also on Ten,  at 8pm, 410,000 (bring the roasting pan for this turkey).

CSI on Nine at 8.30pm, 686,000. Nine rested Excess Baggage last night. I wonder why? Was the poor program tired and feeling off colour? Nine slipped in a repeat of The Big Bang Theory at 7pm (701,000) and doubled up the programmed single episode of RBT from 7.30pm (570,000), which is about what Excess Baggage was averaging.

News & CA: Nine News and A Current Affair won Sydney and Melbourne. Seven and Today Tonight won the rest, but Today Tonight was a bit weak last night than it has been. Nine won the 6pm battle in Sydney by 104,000 viewers, which is a hiding.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.105 million
  2. Nine News (6pm) — 1.095 million
  3. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 984,000
  4. Today Tonight (Nine) (6.30pm) — 984,000
  5. ABC News (7pm) — 938,000
  6. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 651,000
  7. Ten News (5pm) — 617,000
  8. The Project (Ten) (6pm) — 396,000
  9. SBS News (6.30pm) — 201,000
  10. Lateline (ABC) (10.30pm) — 186,000
  11. The Drum (ABC) (6pm) — 113,000 (+30,000)*
  12. The Business (ABC) (11.05pm) — 105,000
  13. SBS News (10.30pm) — 103,000

*On News 24 simulcast

In the morning:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 368,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 334,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) (9am) — 135,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) (8am) — 93,000
  5. The Circle (Ten) (9am) — 53,000

FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 33.7% from Nine (3) on 25.7%, Ten (3) was on 19.2%, the ABC (4) was on 15.1% and SBS (2) ended on 6.3%. Main Channels: Seven won with a share of 24.9% from Nine on 17.7%, Ten was on 12.2%, ABC 1 ended with 10.6% and SBS ONE, 4.9%.

Digital: 7TWO won with a share of 5.1% from GO on 4.8%, Eleven on 4.2%, 7mate on 3.7%, Gem on 3.2%, ONE on 2.8%, ABC 2 was on 2.7%, SBS TWO was on 1.4%, News 24, 1.0% and ABC 3 was on 0.7%. That’s an FTA viewing share of a high 30.6%. 7TWO leads the week on 4.1% from GO on 3.9%.

Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 27.5% from Nine (3) on 20.9%, Pay TV was on 16.2%, Ten (3) was on 15.7%, the ABC (4) was on 12.3% and SBS (2) ended on 5.1%%. The 15 FTA channels had a viewing share of 83.8% last night. The 10 digitals totalled 25.1% and the five main channels 58.7%.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox 8 (3.07%)
  2. TV 1 (2.40%)
  3. Lifestyle (2.23%)
  4. Crime & Investigation (2.06%)
  5. Fox Classics (2.01%)

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

  1. iCarly (Nickelodeon) — 102,600
  2. American Idol (Fox 8) — 95,800
  3. The Simpsons (Fox 8) — 84,400
  4. Kings Cross ER (Crime & Investigation) — 74,500
  5. NCIS (TV 1) — 71,100

Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won with a share of 34.3% from WIN/NBN (3) on 26.7%, SC Ten (3) was on 18.3%, the ABC (4) was on 14.9% and SBS (2) was on 5.8%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels with 23.3% from WIN/NBN on 19.2%. The digitals were won by 7TWO with 6.2% from GO and 7mate on 4.8% each. The 10 digital channels had an FTA viewing share last night of 27.3%. Prime/7Qld leads the week with 32.2% from WIN/NBN on 28.5%.

The five most-watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. My Kitchen Rules — 640,000
  2. Seven News — 514,000
  3. Nine News — 493,000
  4. A Current Affair — 489,000
  5. Home and Away — 461,000

Major Markets: A Seven clean sweep overall and the main channels in every market. 7TWO won the digitals everywhere bar Brisbane where Eleven had its now usual win. Seven leads Nine and Ten everywhere bar Perth where Ten is still second with Nine third.

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

*Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

Peter Fray

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