The Glenn Dyer breakdown: My Kitchen Rules ruled again — easily — meaning it was Seven’s night, again. Nothing else was in the hunt.

Seven’s Grey’s Anatomy lost around 200,000 viewers in week two of its return to finish with 776,000 views after My Kitchen Rules.

Believe it or not, Nine screened Two Broke Girls on GO last night, just two days after it started on the main channels. It averaged 150,000. At this rate it will be stale in a month and on GO permanently. Is Nine really that hard up for programming?

Tonight: He’s back … Ricky Ponting leads the Australia cricket team again in tonight’s ODI cricket match. The ABC has a repeat of Inspector George Gently. Seven has Better Homes and Gardens. Ten has Glee after The Biggest Loser.

Saturday: New Tricks repeat then an episode of Accused on the ABC. Seven and Nine have movies (weak). Ten has the weak Undercover Boss USA and then The Graham Norton Show. SBS returns Mad Men at 9.15pm but it is so far behind Pay TV that it’s not funny anymore.

Sunday: Week two of ratings. The morning chinwags start the day. Nine has an ODI between Australia and India from Brisbane. Seven has Sunday Night and Bones. Ten has Modern Family and New Girl. Homeland and Young Talent Time faded badly last Sunday, another test for both. The ABC has yet another Midsomer Murders.

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

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) — 2.455 million
  2. Seven News — 1.570 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.434 million
  4. Nine News — 1.392 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine, ) — 1.249 million
  6. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.231 million
  7. ABC News — 1.203 million
  8. Grey’s Anatomy — 1.087 million
  9. CSI (Nine) — 1.044 million
  10. The Biggest Loser (Ten) — 977,000

Metro Winners:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.797 million
  2. Seven News (6pm) — 1.098 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.025 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) (7pm) — 1.024 million

The Losers: Desperate Housewives, Seven, 9.30pm, 559,000. Heading for 7TWO at this rate.

Law and Order S.V.U on Ten at 8.30pm, 460,000. The Modern Family repeat on Ten at 8pm, 480,000. It replaced A Gifted Man. At this rate the 710,000 for The Biggest Loser last night looked like high performance for Ten!

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

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.098 million
  2. Nine News (6pm) — 1.025 million
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 992,000
  4. ABC News (7pm) — 902,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 880,000
  6. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 609,000
  7. Ten News (5pm) — 590,000
  8. The Project (Ten) (6pm) — 414,000
  9. SBS News (6.30pm) — 170,000
  10. Lateline (ABC) (10.30pm) — 155,000
  11. The Drum (ABC) (6pm) — 125,000 (+38,000)*
  12. The Business (ABC) (11.05pm) –98,000
  13. SBS News (10.30pm) — 95,000

*On News 24 simulcast.

In the morning:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 350,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 334,000
  3. Morning Show (Seven) (9am) — 167,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) (9am) — 82,000
  5. The Circle (Ten) (9am) — 61,000

FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 34.8%, from Nine (3) on 27.3%, Ten (3) on 18.3%, the ABC (4) on 13.9% and SBS (2) ended on 5.7%. Seven leads the week with 33.8% from Nine on 27.5% and Ten on 19.8%. Main Channels: Seven won with a share of 25.8%, from Nine on 17.7%, Ten on 11.9%, ABC 1 on 9.8% and SBS 1 on 4.4%. Seven leads the week with 26.6% from Nine on 20.7% and Ten on 14.2%.

Digital: GO won every market with an average of 6.1%, from 7TWO on 4.8%, 7mate on 4.2%, Eleven on 4.0%, Gem on 3.4%, ONE and ABC 2 on 2.4% each, SBS TWO on 1.2%, News 24 on 0.9% and ABC 3 on 0.7%. The 10 digital channels had a total FTA share last night of a high 30.1%. 7TWO leads the week with 3.7% from 7mate on 3.6% and GO on 3.5%

Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 28,7%, from Nine (3) on 22.5%, Ten (3) was on 15.1%, as was Pay TV (200 plus channels). The ABC (4) was on 11.5% and SBS (2) ended on 4.7%. The 15 FTA channels had a total viewing share last night of 84.9%. The 10 digitals had a total share of a high 24.9% and the five main channels had a 60.0% share.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox 8 (3.37%)
  2. Lifestyle (2.21%)
  3. TV 1 (2.06%)
  4. 111 Hits (1.86%)
  5. Crime & Investigation (1.85%)

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

  1. Coronation Street (UK TV) — 82,700
  2. NCIS (UKTV) — 76,000
  3. American Idol (Fox 8) — 75,100
  4. Eastenders (UKTV) — 73,400
  5. Family Guy (Fox 8) — 71,400

Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won with a share of 35.6%, from WIN/NBN (3) on 28.5%, SC Ten (3) was on 16.8%, the ABC (4) was on 14.1% and SBS (2) ended on 5.1%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels with 22.8% from WIN/NBN on 21.2%. 7TWO and 7mate shared the main channels with 6.4% each, with GO third on 4.6%. The 10 digital channels had a high FTA share last night of 30.8%. Prime/7Qld leads the week with 33.8% from WIN/NBN on 28.7%.

The five most-watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. My Kitchen Rules – 681,000
  2. Seven News — 504,000
  3. Nine News — 456,000
  4. Home and Away — 440,000
  5. A Current Affair — 413,000

Major Markets: A clean sweep for Seven overall and the main channels in all five metro markets. It was also a clean sweep for GO in the digitals as well. Seven leads the week in all five metro markets.

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

*Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

Peter Fray

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