The Glenn Dyer breakdown: Seven’s night, but Revenge shed 267,000 viewers from its debut a week ago of 2.067 million metro viewers. That’s an acceptable loss, if it steadies around this level.

My Kitchen Rules again ruled the roost. Its audience rose to 2.525 million from 2.364 million, so there is still some momentum in this one.

Nine’s Alcatraz: week two and it slipped under the million mark to 932,000. Not good.

Ten’s The Biggest Loser at 7pm, 879,000, almost respectable and its best audience so far this season.

Tonight: Packed to the Rafters after My Kitchen Rules,

Nine’s Two Broke Girls will be tested tonight. Nine also has a new series of Top Gear at 9.30pm: do we care?

The ABC has Foreign Correspondent at 8pm.

Ten has a fresh NCIS at 8.30pm.

SBS returns Insight at 8.30pm and then follows it with the returning Dateline at 9.30pm.

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

  1. Revenge (Seven) — 2.565 million
  2. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) — 2.525 million
  3. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.875 million
  4. Seven News — 1.856 million
  5. Nine News — 1.626 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine)  — 1.545 million
  7. Home and Away (seven) — 1.481 million
  8. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.460 million
  9. ABC News — 1.479 million
  10. Alcatraz (Nine) — 1.343 million

Metro Winners:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.810 million
  2. Revenge (Seven) (8.45pm) — 1.8 million
  3. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) (8pm) — 1.374 million
  4. Seven News (6pm) — 1.312 million
  5. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.167 million
  6. Nine News (6pm) — 1.099 million
  7. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) (7.30pm) — 1.067 million
  8. Home and Away (Seven) (7pm) — 1.037 million
  9. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.034 million
  10. ABC News (7pm) — 1.022 million

The Losers: Hawaii Five O on Ten at 9.30pm, 433,000. NCIS Los Angeles at 8.30pm, 489,000.

Metro News & CA: Nine News won 6pm in Sydney, Seven won the rest. A Current Affair won Sydney and Melbourne, Today Tonight won the rest. SBS News at 10.30pm, 46,000. If this keeps up they will be paying viewers to watch.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.312 million
  2. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.167 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.099 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.034 million
  5. ABC News (7pm) — 1.022 million
  6. Ten News (5pm) — 730,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 724,000
  8. Q&A (ABC) (9.35pm) — 666,000 (+70,000)
  9. Media Watch (ABC) (9.20pm) — 626,000
  10. Australian Story (ABC) (8pm) — 621,000
  11. Four Corners (ABC) (8.30pm) — 552,000
  12. The Project (Ten) (6pm) — 462,000
  13. Lateline (ABC) (10.30pm) — 287,000
  14. SBS News (6.30pm) —  188,000
  15. The Business (ABC) (11.05pm) — 133,000
  16. SBS News (10.30pm) — 46,000

*On News 24 simulcast

In the morning:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 362,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 344,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) (9am) — 187,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) (9am) — 107,000
  5. The Circle (Ten) (9am) — 53,000

Metro FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 34.2%, from Nine (3 ) on 26.7%, Ten (3) was on 18.1%, the ABC (4) was on 16.9% and SBS (2) ended on 4.1%. Seven now leads the week on 31.0% from Nine on 29.2% and Ten with 18.8%. Main Channel: Seven won with a share of 28.0% from Nine on 20.8%, Ten was on 12.5%, equal with ABC 1, while SBS ONE finished with a share of 3.3%. Seven leads the week with 25.0% from Nine on 22.5% and Ten on 13.7%.

Metro Digital: 7TWO won narrowly with 3.6% from GO on 3.5%, Eleven and ABC 2 were on 3.0% each. ONE and 7mate finished with 2.6% each, Gem was on 2.4%, News 24 was on 0.9%, SBS TWO was on 0.7% and ABC 3 ended with 0.5%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA share of 21.8% last night. GO leads the week with 3.7% from 7TWO on 3.2% and Gem on 3.0%.

Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of  28.7%, from Nine (3 ) on 22.4%, Ten (3) was on 15.2%, the ABC (4) was on 14.2%, Pay TV (200 plus channels) ended with 13.7% and SBS (2) ended on 43.4%. The 15 FTA channels had a viewing share last night of 86.3%, with the 10 digital channels on 19.2% and the five main channels with 67.1%.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox 8 (2.69%)
  2. TV 1 (1.93%)
  3. UK TV (1.82%)
  4. Lifestyle (1.79%)
  5. Fox Classics (1.67%)

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

  1. The Simpsons (Fox 8) — 90,900
  2. Wife Swap Australia (Lifestyle You) — 79,100
  3. On The Couch (Fox Footy) — 76,800
  4. Coronation Street (UKTV ) — 72,000
  5. Futurama (Fox 8) — 71,600

Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won with a share of 34.9% from WIN/NBN (3) on 26.8%, SC Ten (3) on 17.5%, the ABC (4) was on 16.8% and SBS (2) ended on 4.0%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels with 26.6% from WIN/NBN on 20.6%. 7TWO won the digitals with 4.9%, from GO on 3.6% and 7mate on 3.4%. The 10 digital channels had a total FTA share last night of 26.0%. Prime/7Qld now leads the week on 32.2% from WIN/NBN on 30.4%.

The five most-watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. Revenge — 765,000
  2. My Kitchen Rules — 717,000
  3. Seven News — 543,000
  4. Nine News — 527,000
  5. A Current Affair — 513,000

Major Markets: A clean sweep for Seven both overall and the main channel. It was closer in Sydney and Melbourne than in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth where Nine’s offerings are now really on the nose with viewers. The ABC and ABC 1 were third overall and the main channels in Sydney as Ten sagged. ABC 1 was third in the main channels in Melbourne and shared third in Perth with Ten. GO won Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, 7TWO won the digitals in Adelaide and Perth. Nine leads in Sydney and Melbourne, Seven leads in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth and nationally.

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

*Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

Peter Fray

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