The Glenn Dyer breakdown: Seven’s night as My Kitchen Rules has its highest audience in metro and national markets so far. Marry My Boy survived the shift from Monday to Wednesday, and grabbed just over a million viewers.

Nine’s Sherlock returned an averaged 876,000. It was OK, but should have really topped Please Marry My Boy.

Tonight: Seven has My Kitchen Rules, the ABC has The Straits, Ten has not much at all except a fresh Law and Order SVU. Nine starts Earthflight (birds flying and doing things in slo-mo) and then has CSI.

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

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) — 2.665 million
  2. Seven News — 1.637 million
  3. Nine News — 1.604 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.491 million
  5. Please Marry My Boy (Seven) — 1.475 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.432 million
  7. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.283 million
  8. Sherlock (Nine) — 1.189 million
  9. ABC News — 1.167 million
  10. The Biggest Loser (Ten) — 1.047 million

Metro Winners:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.933 million
  2. Seven News (6pm) — 1.197 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.123 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) (7pm) — 1.042 million
  5. Please Marry My Boy (Seven) (8.45pm) — 1.036 million
  6. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.034 million

The Losers: Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation, 593,000 at 8pm, The Good Wife at 9pm, 653,000, both on Ten. Time’s up for both of them.

Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight at 8.30pm on ABC 1, 498,000. Good move by the ABC to get the turkey out of the way early in the year.

The repeats of The Big Bang Theory  on Nine at 7pm and 7.30pm, 718,000 and 633,000. Another good show Nine has repeated into oblivion, and there’s more to come for this one in 2012.

Metro News & CA: Nine News and A Current Affair won Sydney and Melbourne. Seven News and Today Tonight won the rest.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.197 million
  2. Nine News (6pm) — 1.123 million
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.034 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 971,000
  5. ABC News (7pm) — 856,000
  6. Ten News (5pm) — 627,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 605,000
  8. The Project (Ten) (6pm) — 433,000
  9. Lateline (ABC) (10.30pm) — 161,000
  10. SBS News (6.30pm) — 161,000
  11. The Drum (ABC) (6pm) — 110,000 (+22,000)*
  12. The Business (ABC) (11.05pm) — 93,000
  13. SBS News (10.30pm) — 59,000

*On News 24 simulcast

In the morning: Closer between 7am and 9am between Seven and Nine.

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 379,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 367,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) (9am) — 187,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) (9am) — 104,000
  5. The Circle (Ten) (9pm) — 56,000

FTA: Seven (3 channels) won easily with a share of 36.6%, from Nine (3) 26.7%, with Ten (3) on 19.1%, with the ABC (4) on 13.3% and SBS (2) on 4.4%. Seven leads the week with 33.6% from Nine on 27.5% and Ten on 20.1%. Main Channels: Seven won with 27.5%, Nine on 19.9%, Ten on 13.2%, ABC 1 on 9.5%, and SBS ONE on 3.5%. Seven leads the week with 26.8%, from Nine on 21.4% and Ten on 14.7%.

Digital: 7mate won with a share of 5.0% from 7TWO on 4.0%, with Eleven on 3.8%, GO on 3.5%, Gem on 3.3%, ABC 2 on 2.4%, ONE on 2.1%, SBS TWO on 0.9%, News 24 on 0.8% and ABC 3 on 0.7%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA total last night of 26.5%. 7TWO and 7mate lead the week with 3.4% each. Eleven is on 3.2%.

Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won easily with a share of 30.3%, from Nine (3) 22.0%, with Ten (3) on 15.8%, Pay TV (200 plus channels) was on 15.0%, the ABC (4) was on 11.0% and SBS (2) on 3.6%. The 15v FTA channels had an 85.0% viewing share of TV last night. the 10 digital channels had a total of 21.8% and the five main channels, 63.2%.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1.  Fox 8 (3.63%)
  2.  Lifestyle (2.65%)
  3.  TV 1 (2.16%)
  4.  Fox Sports 2 (2.16%)
  5. UKTV (2.01%)

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

  1. Selling Houses Australia (Lifestyle) — 140,200
  2. Cricket Superstar (Fox 8) — 85,300
  3. Coronation Street (UKTV) — 84,400
  4. Grimm (Fox 8) — 78.800
  5. Eastenders (UKTV) — 71,800

Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won easily with a share of 36.2% from WIN/NBN (3) on 26.4%, SC Ten (3) was on 19.2%, The ABC (4) ended on 18.3% and SBS (2) was on 4.9%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels with 24.4% from WIN/NBN on 19.6%. 7TWO won the digitals with 6.0% from 7mate on 5.8% and Eleven on 4.0%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA share last night of 30.5%. Prime/7Qld leads the week with 33.4% from WIN/NBN on 28.9%.

The five most-watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. My Kitchen Rules — 742,000
  2. Nine News — 482,000
  3. A Current Affair — 464,000
  4. Seven News — 451,000
  5. Please Marry My Boy — 446,000

Major Markets: A clean sweep for Seven overall and the main channels in all markets. 7mate and GO won the digitals in Sydney, 7mate won the rest. Seven leads the week everywhere from Nine and Ten. The gap is the smallest in Melbourne .

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

*Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

Peter Fray

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