The Glenn Dyer breakdown: It was Seven’s night and it will be Seven’s week, even before the final of My Kitchen Rules tonight.

It was Ten’s turn to be squeezed. This time by the strong news and current affairs line up on ABC 1. As a result the ABC and ABC 1 ran third and Ten fourth.

Tonight: The grand final of My Kitchen Rules for two hours then a one off preview of a new series called Pictures of You from 9.30pm.

The ABC rests Foreign Correspondent. In its place there’s a new and interesting program called Country Town Rescue which will be worth watching. The ABC then goes British at 8.30pm by resorting to a repeat of Miss Marple.

Ten has NCIS and The Biggest Loser.

Nine has not very much at all. Flops in two episodes of Two Broke Girls, Two and A Half Men and Top Gear. A parade of yesterday’s programs. SBS has Insight and Dateline from 8.30pm, which will be far more up to date.

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

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) — 2.660 million
  2. Revenge (Seven) — 2.517 million
  3. Seven News — 1.822 million
  4. Nine News — 1.597 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.536 million
  6. ABC News — 1.535 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.498 million
  8. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.426 million
  9. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.381 million
  10. The Biggest Loser (Ten) — 1.327 million

The Metro Winners:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.899 million
  2. Revenge (Seven) (8.30pm) — 1.757 million
  3. Seven News (6pm) — 1.299 million
  4. ABC News (7pm)  — 1.124 million
  5. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.108 million
  6. Nine News (6pm) — 1.077 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) (7pm) — 1.050 million
  8. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) (8pm) — 1.001 million

The Losers: Alcatraz, Nine, 8.30pm, 535,000. Dead show walking…

Metro News & CA: Seven News had a big win in Sydney, lost Melbourne, won the rest. A Current Affair won Melbourne and Brisbane, lost the rest, with big losing margins in Perth and Adelaide.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.299 million
  2. ABC News (7pm)  — 1.124 million
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.108 million
  4. Nine News (6pm) — 1.077 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 975,000
  6. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 736,000
  7. Four Corners (ABC) (8.30pm) — 728,000
  8. Australian Story (ABC) (8pm) — 707,000
  9. Ten News (Ten) (5pm) — 656,000
  10. Media Watch (ABC) (9.20pm) — 655,000
  11. Q&A (ABC) (9.35pm) — 613,000 (+72,000)*
  12. Lateline (ABC) (10.35pm) — 283,000
  13. SBS News (6.30pm) — 158,000
  14. The Business (ABC) (11.10pm) — 111,000
  15. SBS News (10.30pm) — 68,000
  16. The Drum (News 24) (6pm) — 57,000

*On News 24 simulcast

In the morning: Ten’s Breakfast started with a weak result yesterday from 7am to 9am.

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 398,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 337,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) (9am) — 166,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) (9am) — 96,000
  5. The Circle (Ten) (9am) — 53,000
  6. Breakfast (Ten) (7am) — 32,000
  7. News Breakfast (ABC) (6am) — 30,000 (+23,000)*

*On News 24 simulcast

Metro FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 36.7% from Nine (3) on 23.0%, the ABC (4) was third with 19.0%, Ten (3) was 4th on 17.5% and SBS (2) ended on 3.8%. Seven leads the week with 34.09% from Nine on 23.0% and Ten on 22.9%. Main Channels: Seven won with a share of 30.6% from Nine on 17.3%, ABC 1 on 14.1%, Ten on 12.9% and SBS ONE on 3.1%. Seven leads the week with 27.8% from Nine on 17.1% and Ten on 15.6%.

Metro Digital: 7TWO won with a share of 3.8% from ABC 2 on 3.2%, GO on 2.9%, Eleven and Gem on 2.8% each, 7mate on 2.3%, ONE on 1.8%, News 24 on 1.1%, SBS TWO on 0.7% and ABC 2 on 0.6%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA share last night of 22.0. 7TWO leads the week on 3.4% from GO on 3.3% and 7mate on 2.7%.

Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 30.4% from Nine (3) on 19.0%, the ABC (4) was third with 15.7%, Pay TV (200 plus channels) was on 15.0%, Ten (3) was 4th on 14.5% and SBS (2) ended on 3.1%. The 15v FTA channels had a viewing share last night of 85.0%, the 10 digital channels total share was 18.3%, the five main channels, 66.7%.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox Sports 2 (4.1%)
  2. Fox 8 (2.6%)
  3. TV 1 (1.9%)
  4. Fox Sports 1 (1.9%)
  5. Lifestyle (1.9%)

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

  1. NRL: Wests v Canberra (Fox Sports 2) — 310,100
  2. NRL Post game Show (Fox Sports 2) — 113,900
  3. AFL: On The Couch (Fox Footy) — 83,800
  4. Coronation Street (UKTV) — 71,900
  5. Storage Wars (A&E) — 74,400

Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won with a share of 34.9% from WIN/NBN (3) on 25.9%, SC Ten (3) was on 18.4%, the ABC (4) was on 17.4% and SBS (2) ended on 3.4%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels with 27.4% from WIN/NBN on 19.2% and SC Ten on 13.2%. 7TWO won the digitals with 4.8% from GO on 3.4% and Eleven on 3.4% as well. the 10 digital channels had a total FTA share last night of 24.9%. Prime/7Qld leads the week on 33.1% from WIN/NBN on 26.1%.

The five most-watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. Revenge — 764,000
  2. My Kitchen Rules — 761,000
  3. A Current Affair — 563,000
  4. Seven News — 523,000
  5. Nine News — 521,000

Major Metro Markets: Seven won overall and the main channels in all five metro markets. The ABC and ABC 1 were third in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. In Adelaide, ABC 1 was second in the main channels. Ten was third overall and in the main channels in Brisbane. The ABC was third overall in Adelaide. In the digitals, Gem won Sydney, 7TWO won the other four metro markets. For the week, Seven leads, with Ten second in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Nine is third in those markets and second in Sydney.

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

*Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

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