The Glenn Dyer breakdown: Seven’s night. Packed To The Rafters averaged 1.481 million at 8.30pm. It definitely has faded from last year and the current episodes have a bit of a sameness about them being ones held over from 2011. My Kitchen Rules had over 1.6 million viewers

Ten’s The Biggest Loser dropped sharply from Monday night’s year best audience of 897,000 to 656,000 last night. If only we could see that sort of weight loss in the program’s contestants.

Tonight: Interesting, with the ABC debuting Woodley (a comedy built around Frank Woodley) on ABC 1 and Kitchen Cabinet on ABC 2, which has Annabel Crabb talking cooking and politics over a meal.

Seven has My Kitchen Rules and then Please Marry My Boy.

Ten has Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation, which is under pressure. The Good Wife follows.

Nine has Sherlock at 8.30pm which disappointed Nine with a low audience. Will that be repeated tonight?

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

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) 2.385 million
  2. Packed to the Rafters (Seven) — 2.209 million
  3. Seven News — 1.609 million
  4. Nine News — 1.479 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.424 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.354 million
  7. ABC News — 1.311 million
  8. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.306 million
  9. NCIS  (Ten) — 1.243 million
  10. 2 Broke Girls (Nine) — 1.138 million

Metro Winners:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.682 million
  2. Packed to the Rafters (Seven) (8.40pm) — 1.481 million
  3. Seven News (6pm) — 1.176 million
  4. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.031 million
  5. Nine News (6pm) — 1.017 million

The Losers: Cricket fans: given the performance of some of Nine’s mid-evening programs, the ODI between Sri Lanka and India on Gem would have been more entertaining to a wider audience. The cricket averaged 201,000 on Gem for the evening session (from around 6.30pm to around 10pm Sydney time).

It was a night of disappointment for Nine: Two and a Half Men at 8.30pm — 671,000, The Big Bang Theory at 7pm  — 725,000, The Big Bang Theory at 7.30pm — 776,000 and 2 Broke Girls at 8pm — 816,000.

Nine had one program with a million or more viewers. Ten again failed to have one.

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

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.176 million
  2. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.031 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.017 million
  4. ABC News (7pm) — 946,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 902,000
  6. Ten News (5pm) — 673,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 667,000
  8. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) (8pm) — 555,000
  9. The Project (Ten) (6pm) — 480,000
  10. Insight (SBS) (8.30pm) — 203,000
  11. Lateline (SBS (10.30pm) — 170,000.
  12. SBS News (6.30pm) — 168,000
  13. Dateline (SBS News (9.30pm) — 136,000
  14. The Business (ABC) (11.05pm) — 72,000
  15. SBS News (10.30pm) — 55,000
  16. The Drum (News 24, 6 – 6.45 pm) — 51,000

*On News 24 simulcast

In the morning:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 349,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 327,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) (9am) — 158,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) (9am) — 93,000
  5. The Circle (Ten) (9am) — 55,000

FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 34.4%, from Nine (3) on 26.2%, Ten (3) was on 20.0%, the ABC (4) ended on 13.8% and SBS (2) finished with 5.6%. Seven leads the week with 32.1% from Nine in 28.3% and Ten on 19.2%. Main channels: Seven won easily with a share of 28.3% from Nine on 18.3%, ten was on 14.6%, ABC 1 ended on 9.4% and SBS ONE was on 4.2%. Seven leads the week on 26.1% from Nine on 21.2% and Ten on 14.0%.

Digital: The ODI cricket from Brisbane saw Gem win with a share of 4.3%, from GO on 3.6%, 7TWO on 3.5%, Eleven and ABC 2 on 2.9% each, 7mate on 2.6%, Gem on 2.5%, SBS TWO on 1.4%, News 24 on 0.8% and ABC 3 on 0.7%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA share last night of 25.2%. GO leads the week with 3.7%, from Gem on 3.4% and 7TWO on 3.3%,

Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 38.6%, from Nine (3) on 21.8%, Ten (3) was on 16.7%, Pay TV (200 plus channels), was on 14.2%, the ABC (4) ended on 11.5% and SBS (2) was on 4.7%. The 15 FTA channels had a total share of viewing last night of 85.8%, with the 10 digital channels on 21.0% and the five main channels, 64.8%.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox 8 (2.67%)
  2. Fox Classics (2.35%)
  3. TV 1 (2.02%)
  4. 111 Hits (2.0%)
  5. Crime & Investigation (1.91%)

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

  1. The Simpsons (Fox) — 85,100
  2. Coronation Street (UKTV) — 69,500
  3. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Arena) — 66,600
  4. Family Guy (Fox 8) — 65,400
  5. Futurama (Fox 8) — 61,000

Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won with a share of 34.7%, from WIN/NBN (3) on 27.7%, SC Ten (3) was on 20.3%, the ABC (4) ended with 12.5% and SBS (2) was on 4.8%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels with 27.5%, from WIN/NBN on 17.7%. Gem was the digitals (with the ODI cricket) on 6.8%. 7TWO was second with 4.1% and Eleven was third on 3.3%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA share last night of 28.5%. Prime/7Qld leads the week with 33.0% from WIN/NBN in 29.5%.

The five most-watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. Packed to the Rafters — 724,000
  2. My Kitchen Rules — 709,000
  3. Seven News — 523,000
  4. Nine News — 461,000
  5. Home and Away — 45,000

Major Markets: A clean sweep for Seven, overall and in the main channels, in all five metro markets. Ten was second overall and in the main channels in Perth, and the main channels in Adelaide. Gem win Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth with the cricket. 7TWO won Brisbane.

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

*Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

Peter Fray

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