The Glenn Dyer breakdown: Seven’s night in a close one as The Great Mint Swindle kept Nine in the game.

My Kitchen Rules didn’t do as well on Sunday nights as it had been doing Monday to Thursdays (down 200,000-300,000 viewers). But it still averaged more than 2 million viewers nationally and was the only program to reach that level last night.

Nine’s documentary The Great Barrier Reef  was OK, but Karl Stefanovic’s voice over had all the emotive depth of a starfish. It needs someone like David Attenborough, whose voice automatically tells viewers this wildlife documentary is worth watching.

Ten was weak. Modern Family at 7.30pm was its best performer with 872,000, followed by Homeland at 8.30pm with 810,000. Not a sustainable Sunday night line-up with those figures.

Last Week: Seven by another big margin. Seven won overall, the main channel and the digitals in metro and regional areas. Seven has the top six programs for the week again.

Tonight: News and current affairs for hours on ABC 1; Q&A and Media Watch might be the highlights. Seven has My Kitchen Rules and Revenge (gets real tonight?). Nine has The Big Bang Theory and then Alcatraz. Ten has The Biggest Loser. Pay TV has Monday Night NRL.

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

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) — 2.086 million
  2. Sunday Night (Seven) — 1.763 million
  3. Seven News — 1.763 million
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.684 million
  5. The Great Barrier Reef (Nine) — 1.682 million
  6. Bones (Seven) — 1.662 million
  7. Nine News — 1.660 million
  8. The Great Mint Swindle (Nine) — 1.548 million
  9. Castle (Seven) — 1.192 million
  10. Modern Family (Ten) — 1.140 million

Metro Winners:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.451 million
  2. Sunday Night (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.273 million
  3. Seven News (6pm) — 1.246 million
  4. The Great Barrier Reef (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.170 million
  5. 60 Minutes (Nine) (7.30pm) — 1.139 million
  6. Nine News (6pm) — 1.137 million
  7. Bones (Seven) (8.30pm) — 1.115 million
  8. The Great Mint Swindle (Nine) (8.30pm) — 1.073 million

The Losers: Young Talent Time on Ten at 6.30pm, 610,000. New Girl, also on Ten, at 8pm, 783,000. Not good after holding up for so long. Waking the Dead on ABC 1 at 8.30pm, 587,000.

Metro News & CA:

  1. Sunday Night (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.273 million
  2. Seven News (6pm) — 1.246 million
  3. 60 Minutes (Nine) (7.30pm) — 1.139 million
  4. Nine News (6pm) — 1.137 million
  5. ABC News (7pm) — 806,000
  6. Ten News (5pm) — 435,000
  7. The Project (Ten) (6pm) — 365,000
  8. SBS News (6.30pm) –161,000
  9. The Bolt Report (repeat) (Ten) (4.30pm) — 127,000

In the morning:

  1. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) (8am) — 400,000
  2. Weekend Today (Nine) (8am) — 296,000
  3. Landline (ABC) (Noon) — 210,000
  4. Insiders (ABC) (9am) — 205,000 (+78,000)
  5. Offsiders (ABC) (10.30am) — 166,000
  6. The Bolt Report (Ten) (10pm) — 146,000
  7. Inside Business (ABC) (10pm) — 133,000
  8. Meet The Press (Ten) (10.30am) — 111,000

*On News 24 simulcast

Metro FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 32.9% from Nine (3) on 29.5%, Ten (3) was on 19.8%, the ABC (4) ended on 13.3% and SBS (2) was on 4.4%. Main Channels: Seven won with a share of 26.0% from Nine on 24.7%, Ten was on 15.1%, ABC 1, 10.7% and SBS ONE ended with 3.6%.

Metro Digital: 7mate won with 3.5% from 7TWO on 3.4%, GO was on 3.2%, Eleven was on 2.4%, ONE was on 2.2%, ABC 2 was on 1.7%, Gem was on 1.6%, SBS TWO was on 0.8%, News 24, 0.6% and ABC 3 ended on 0.4%. The 10 digital channels had a low FTA share last night of 19.8%.

Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 27.4% from Nine (3) on 24.6%, Ten (3) was on 16.5%, Pay TV (200 plus channels) was on 14.4%; the ABC (4) ended on 11.1% and SBS (2) was on 3.7%. The 15 FTA channels had a viewing share last night of 85.6%, with the 10 digital channels share, 16.4% and the five main channels share, 69.2%.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox Sports 2 (4.7%)
  2. Fox 8 (2.8%)
  3. TV 1 (2.4%)
  4. Fox Footy (1.8%)
  5. Lifestyle (1.8%)

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

  1.  NRL: Melb v Sth Sydney (Fox Sports 2) (7pm) — 279,5000
  2.  NRL: Cronulla v Newcastle (Fox Sports 2) (2pm) — 228,000
  3.  Modern Family (Fox 8) (7pm) — 107,300
  4.  Modern Family (Fox 8) (6.30pm) — 88,900
  5. AFL: Nth Melb v Footscray (Fox Footy) — 85,200

Major Metro Markets: Nine won Sydney and Melbourne overall and in the main channels, but Seven scored huge wins in Brisbane and Adelaide, both overall and the main channels. In Perth, Seven won overall, but The Great Mint Swindle (a Perth story), helped Nine draw the night with Seven on the main channels. GO won the digitals in Sydney, 7TWO won Perth. 7mate won Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won with a share of 35.4% from WIN/NBN (3) on 31.4%, SC Ten (3) was on 11.8%, the ABC (4) was on 11.8% and SBS (2) ended with 3.7%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels with 26.9% from WIN/NBN on 25.3%. 7mate won the digitals with 4.4%, from 7TWO on 4.2% and GO on 4.0%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA share last night of a low 23.3%.

The five top programs in regional areas were:

  1. My Kitchen Rules — 634,000
  2. Sunday Night —  615,000
  3. Bones — 546,000
  4. 60 Minutes — 545,000
  5. Nine News — 524,000

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

*Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

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