The Glenn Dyer breakdown: Seven’s night. Outside of Sydney and Melbourne, Nine was surprisingly weak. Ten was stronger.

Viewers in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth aren’t quite as enthusiastic about The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men as well as the new program last night on Nine, Two Broke Girls.

Seven’s My Kitchen Rules and the back to back episodes of the returning Packed to the Rafters (which are the leftovers from 2011) were just too strong for the opposition last night.

Nine’s new program, Two Broke Girls at 8pm, 984,000, which is OK. But the quality of the opposition on Seven won’t change for another couple of months, so it will be a battle to make headway.

Tonight: My Kitchen Rules at 7.30pm on Seven, followed by Please Marry My Boy which has been shifted from Monday nights. Both will ensure Seven wins by dragging in female viewers. The ABC has the second Absolutely Fabulous 20th Anniversary Special at 8pm.

Nine’s highlight is the return of Sherlock at 8.30pm. It should do well. But it has been heavily promoted by Nine and that hasn’t always worked.

Ten has Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation and then The Good Wife.

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

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) — 2.151 million
  2. Packed to the Rafters (8.30pm) (Seven) —  2.140 million
  3. Packed to the Rafters (9.30pm) (Seven) — 1.826 million
  4. Seven News — 1.657 million
  5. Nine News — 1.520 million
  6. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.496 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.411 million
  8. NCIS  (Ten) — 1.380 million
  9. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.366 million
  10. NCIS (Ten) — 1.348 million

Metro Winners:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.535 million
  2. Packed to the Rafters (Seven) (8.30pm) — 1.445 million
  3. Packed to the Rafters (Seven) (9.30pm) — 1.252 million
  4. Seven News (6pm) — 1.165 million
  5. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) (7.30pm) — 1.126 million
  6. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.110 million
  7. Nine News — 1.054 million

The Losers: Two and a Half Men at 8.30pm on Nine: 695,000 for the first episode and 642,000 for the second episode at 9pm. A very distant third. Nine’s movie, The Hangover, at 9.30pm, 422,000. Why bother?

Bondi Vet on Ten at 8pm, 521,000. The Biggest Loser at 7pm on Ten, 716,000.

Metro News & CA: Nine News won Sydney and Melbourne, Seven won the rest. A Current Affair won Sydney, Today Tonight won the rest. Nine News in Adelaide and Perth (both WIN stations) were very weak, as was A Current Affair.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.165 million
  2. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.110 million
  3. Nine News — 1.054 million
  4. ABC News (7pm) — 871,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 858,000
  6. Ten News (5pm) — 625,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 600,000
  8. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) (8pm) — 565,000
  9. The Project (Ten) (6pm) — 479,000
  10. Lateline (ABC) (10.30pm) — 174,000
  11. SBS News (6.30pm) — 172,000
  12. The Drum (ABC) (6pm) — 108,000 (+29,000)*
  13. The Business (ABC) (11.05pm) — 100,000
  14. SBS News (10.30pm) — 66,000

*On News 24 simulcast

In the morning:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 402,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 327,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) (7am) — 177,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) (9am) — 111,000
  5. The Circle (Ten) (9am) — 55,000

FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 35.5%, from Nine (3) on 25.0%, Ten (3) was on 22.5%, the ABC (4) was on 12.2% and SBS (2) ended on 4.8%. Seven leads the week with 32.7% from Nine on 27.8% and Ten with 20.4%. Main Channels: Seven more easily with a share of 29.2% from Nine on 18.5%, Ten on 17.3%, ABC 1 on 8.7% and SBS ONE, 3.8%. Seven leads the week with 26.6% from Nine on 21.8% and Ten on 15.2%.

Digital: Gem (with the ODI cricket between India and Sri Lanka) won with a share of 4.3%, from 7TWO on 3.2%, 7mate on 3.1%, Eleven on 3.0%, ABC 2 on 2.3%, GO and ONE on 2.2%, SBS ONE on 1.0%, ABC 3 on 0.7% and News 24 on 0.5%. the 10 digital channels had a total FTA share last night of 22.5%. Gem and 7TWO lead the week with 3.2%.

Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 30.0%, from Nine (3) on 21.2%, Ten (3) was on 19.0%, Pay TV (200 plus channels) was on 13.1%, the ABC (4) was on 10.3% and SBS (2) ended on 4.0%. The 15 FTA channels had a total share last night of 86.9%, with the 10 digitals on 19.9% and the five main channels on 67.0%.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1.  Fox 8 (2.56%)
  2.  TV 1 (1.96%)
  3.  Fox Classic (1.93%)
  4.  Crime & Investigation (1.82%)
  5. 111 Hits (1.62%)

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

  1. Coronation Street (UK TV) — 69,100
  2. Eastenders (UKTV) — 65,900
  3. The Simpsons (Fox 8) — 59,300
  4. The Simpsons (Fox 8) – 58,800
  5. Eastenders (UKTV) — 54,400

Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won with a share of 35.7%, from WIN/NBN (3) on 25.4%, SC Ten (3) on 22.5%, the ABC (4) on 12.1 % and SBS (2) on 4.2%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels with % from WIN/NBN on 16.5% and SC Ten on 16.5%. Gem won the digitals with 5.8%, from 7TWO on 4.3% and Eleven on 3.3%. The 10 digitals channels had an FTA share of 26% last night. Prime/7Qld leads the week with 32.5% from WIN/NBN on 29.7%.

The five most-watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. Packed to the Rafters (8.30pm) –700,000
  2. My Kitchen Rules — 621,000
  3. Packed to the Rafters (9.30pm) – 578,000
  4. Seven News — 505,000
  5. Nine News — 475,000

Major Markets: A clean sweep overall and the main channels for Seven. Ten was second overall and in the main channels in Brisbane and Perth and was second in the main channels in Adelaide. Gem won the digitals everywhere bar Perth where Eleven won (the ODI cricket finished around 7.30pm local time). Seven now leads in every metro market with Nine second except in Perth where Ten has that spot).

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

*Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

Peter Fray

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