The Glenn Dyer breakdown: Seven’s night, easily. Ten was pushed to 4th by the strong Monday evening news and current affairs line up on ABC. Ten put out a release boasting of higher audiences in the early evening. That might be so, but it’s still low and the rest of the ratings night is a black hole.

The first Monday Night NRL game on Pay TV averaged a solid 321,000 for the Souths versus Easts thriller, won in the last 20 seconds by Easts. That again underlines why the NRL is of greater importance to Pay TV than the AFL.

Tonight: Will cricket on Nine beat Seven’s female friendly line-up, including My Kitchen Rules and Packed to the Rafters? A big test for viewing habits. Australia could win the ODI, so lot’s of blokes will want to watch. Without saying so, Nine is wanting Sri Lanka to win tonight, because that would give it a third final on Thursday night and a probable win.

Foreign Correspondent on ABC 1 at 8pm. Ten has NCIS at 8.30pm and The Biggest Loser at 7pm. Ten should do better tonight than it did last night. SBS has Insight and Dateline from 8.30pm.

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

  1. Revenge (Seven) — 2.775 million
  2. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) — 2.585 million
  3. Seven News — 1.902 million
  4. The Big Bang Theory (Nine)– 1.775 million
  5. Nine News — 1.668 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.648 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.501 million
  8. ABC News — 1.455 million
  9. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.425 million
  10. How I Met Your Mother (Seven) — 1.335 million

Metro Winners:

  1. Revenge (Seven) (8.30pm) — 1.960 million
  2. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.840 million
  3. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) (8pm) — 1.301 million
  4. Seven News (6pm) — 1.287 million
  5. Nine News (6pm) — 1.156 million
  6. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.136 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.119 million
  8. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) (7.30pm) — 1.007 million
  9. ABC News (7pm) — 1.064 million
  10. Home and Away (Seven) (7pm) — 1.023 million

The Losers: Alcatraz on Nine at 8.30pm, 781,000, after 1.301 million had watched the fresh The Big Bang Theory episode. Weak.

Superstars of Comedy on Ten at 8.30pm, 465,000. A joke. Has Ten given up while Revenge is on air?

Metro News & CA: Q&A solid with a mostly non-political cast. Nine News won Sydney by 1000 viewers; Seven News won the rest. A Current Affair won Sydney and Melbourne, Today Tonight won the rest.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.287 million
  2. Nine News (6pm) — 1.156 million
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.136 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.119 million
  5. ABC News (7pm) — 1.064 million
  6. Australian Story (ABC) (8pm) — 819,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC ) (7.30pm) — 756,000
  8. Four Corners (ABC) (8.30pm) — 704,000
  9. Ten News (5pm) — 670,000
  10. Media Watch (ABC) (9.20pm) — 663,000
  11. Q&A (ABC) (9.35pm) — 639,000 (+70,000)*
  12. The Project (6pm) — 472,000
  13. Lateline (ABC) (10.30pm) — 376,000
  14. SBS News (6.30pm) — 185,000
  15. The Business (ABC) (11.05pm) — 174,000
  16. SBS News (10.30pm) — 55,000
  17. The Drum (News 24) (6pm) — 37,000

*On News 24 simulcast

In the morning: Ten’s Breakfast didn’t worry the scorers yesterday as News Breakfast on the ABC outpointed it again.

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 407,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 349,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) (9am) — 198,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) (9am) — 121,000
  5. The Circle (Ten) (9am) — 58,000
  6. ABC News Breakfast (ABC) (6am) — 45,000 (+22,000)*
  7. Breakfast (Ten) (7am) — 42,000

*On News 24 simulcast

Metro FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 36.6% from Nine (3) on 25.1%,  the ABC (4) was third with 18.1%, Ten (4) ended on 16.3% and SBS (2) was on 3.8%. Seven leads the week with 32.8%, from Nine on 28.5% and Ten with 17.5%. Main Channels: Seven won with a share of 30.3% from Nine on 20.4%, ABC 1 was on 14.1%, ten ended on 12.5% and SBS ONE finished with 3.0%. Seven now leads the week with 26.3% from Nine on 22.9%, ABC 1 on 13.6% and Ten on 13.2%.

Metro Digital: 7TWO won with a share of 4.5% on a very weak night for the digitals. GO was second with 2.6%, ABC 2 was on 2.4%, Eleven ended with 2.3%, Gem was on 2.2%, 7mate was on 1.9%, ONE was on 1.2%, News 24 finished with 1.1% (boosted by the big audience for Q&A), SBS TWO was on 0.8% and ABC 3 ended with 0.5%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA share last night of 19.8%. 7TWO leads the week with 4.0% from GI on 2.9% and Gem on 2.7%.

Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 30.1% from Nine (3) on 20.7%,  Pay TV (200 plus channels) had a share of 15.1%, the ABC (4) was 4th with 13.4%, Ten (4) ended on 13.4% and SBS (2) was on 3.1%. Pay TV’s audience saw the benefit, again of the NRL last night with the return of the Monday night game. The 15 FTA channels had a total viewing share last night of 84.9%. The 10 digital channels had a share of 16.2%, the five main channels 68.7%.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox Sports 2 (3.7%)
  2. Fox 8 (2.7%)
  3.  TV 1 (2.2%)
  4.  Lifestyle (1.7%)
  5. Fox Classics (1.7%)

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

  1. NRL: Souths v Easts (Fox Sports 2) — 321,000
  2. NRL: Souths v Easts (post game show) (Fox Sports 2) — 147,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox 8) — 90,000
  4. Family Guy (Fox 8) — 86,000
  5. AFL: On The Couch (Fox Footy) — 85,000

Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won with a share of 37.1%, from WIN/NBN (3) on 27.3%, the ABC (4) ended on 17.3%, SC Ten (3) finished with 16.7% and SBS (2) was on 3.6%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels with 29.0%% from WIN/NBN on 20.0%, SC Ten on 12.9% and ABC 1 on 12.8%. &TWO won the digitals with 5.5% from GO on 3.5%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA total share last night of 27.3%. Prime/7Qld leads the week with 33.8% from WIN/NBN on 29.7%. The ODI cricket will make it a tight night tonight.

The five most-watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. Revenge — 815,000
  2. My Kitchen Rules — 747,000
  3. Seven News — 615,000
  4. A Current Affair — 530,000
  5. Nine News — 510,000

Major Markets: A clean sweep for Seven, both overall and the main channels, in the five metro markets. The ABC was third overall in every market except Brisbane where it shared the slot with Ten (and Ten finished third in the main channels). Except for that, ABC 1 was third everywhere else. 7TWO had a clean sweep in the digitals and Seven leads Nine and Ten in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. In Adelaide and Perth, the ABC has pushed Ten into 4th 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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