The Glenn Dyer breakdown: You could practically hear the sound of joy at the Ten Network in Ultimo as it won a night (well, it was the main channels). Yes, it was in a non-ratings period, but as I observed on Monday, a win is a win is a win no matter when it happens if you are in the desperate position that Ten is at the moment (Ten releases the full, dreadful details of its weak first-half financial results tomorrow, just in time for them to be swallowed by the Easter break!). But Ten’s success didn’t extend to regional areas where viewers are a more more conventional bunch.

Ten’s Bondi Vet ended up as a repeat and averaged 778,000 at 8pm in metro markets and more than a million nationally. The Biggest Loser averaged 864,000 in metro markets and 1.2 million nationally. The repeat of NCIS averaged 834,000 in metro markets and nearly 1.2 million nationally. Was I dreaming, but did Bondi Vet save the Easter Bunny last night? It might have been a grey rabbit, but …?

The second episode of Country Town Rescue on ABC1 averaged 644,000 and deserved more.

SBS had a good night with Insight averaging 338,000 viewers and Dateline‘s broadcast of the BBC Panorama program on NDS hacking 196,000. SBS’ FTA share last night was a high 8.8%. Insight was on education … audience participation on this issue always works, a big hint for a commercial network to be adventurous?

Tonight: Woodley and Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight on ABC1. Seven has a special from the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake last year, then a Criminal Minds repeat. Nine has the usual The Big Bang Theory repeats and then a repeat of The Mentalist. Ten has fresh episodes of Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation and The Good Wife (meaning that both are headed for the boning yards when the current series finish?). Ten then has an NCIS repeat. It seems to be making a determined attempt to win the night!

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

  1. Seven News — 1.722 million.
  2. Nine News — 1.644 million.
  3. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.553 million.
  4. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.365 million.
  5. ABC1 News — 1.361 million.
  6. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.358 million.
  7. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.313 million.
  8. The Biggest Loser (Ten) — 1.200 million.
  9. NCIS (Ten) — 1.183 million.
  10. Bondi Vet (Ten) — 1.183 million.

The Metro Winners:

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.170 million.
  2. Nine News (6pm) — 1.117 million.
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.084 million.
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.031 million.

The Losers: Weeellll, seeing it was a Tuesday night in non-ratings, well we were all probably losers if we were watching the fleet of repeats and flops on Nine, Ten and Seven, as well as the Miss Marple repeat on ABC1 at 8.30.

Metro News & CA: Nine News and Seven drew Sydney, Nine News won Melbourne and Brisbane. ACA won Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Like Seven News, TT scored huge wins in Adelaide and Perth.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.170 million.
  2. Nine News (6pm) — 1.117 million.
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.084 million.
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.031 million.
  5. ABC1 News (7pm) — 985,000.
  6. Ten News (5pm) — 674,000.
  7. 7.30 (ABC1) (7.30pm) — 624,000.
  8. The Project (Ten) (6pm) — 476,000.
  9. Insight (SBS1) (8.30pm) — 338,000.
  10. Dateline (ABC1) (9.30am) — 196,000.
  11. SBS News (6.30pm) — 194,000.
  12. Lateline (ABC1) (10.30pm) — 188,000.
  13. The Business (ABC1) (11.05pm) — 103,000.
  14. SBS late News (10.30pm) — 90,000.
  15. The Drum (News 24) (6pm) — 40,000.

In the morning: Ten’s Breakfast averaged just over 21,000 people over the three hours from 6 o’clock, compared with the 44,000 for ABC News Breakfast on ABC 1 and 66,000 including News 24’s simulcast.

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 394,000.
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 364,000.
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) (9am) — 149,000.
  4. Mornings (Nine) (9am) — 110,000.
  5. The Circle (Ten) (9am) — 53,000.
  6. Breakfast (Ten) (7am) — 46,000.
  7. ABC News Breakfast (ABC 1, 6-9am) — 44,000 + 22,000 on News 24 simulcast.

*On News 24 simulcast

Metro FTA: Seven (3 channels) won overall with 25.1% from Ten (3 ) on 24.7%, with Nine (3) on 23.6%, the ABC (4) was on 17.8% and SBS (2) was on 8.8%. Seven leads the week with 24.6% from Nine in 24.6%, Ten was on 16.0%. Main Channels. Success for Ten which won with a share of 18.1% from Seven on 17.5%, Nine was on 17.3%, ABC 1 was on 13.2% and SBS ONE ended on 7.5%. Seven leads the week with 21.3% from Nine on 18.4% and Ten on 16.0%

Metro Digital: 7TWO won the digitals with a share of 4.1% from Eleven and 7mate on 3.5%, Gem was on 3.3%, ABC 2 was on 3.1%, as was ONE. GO was on 3.0%, SBS TWO was on 1.2%, ABC 3, 0.7% and News 24, 0.7%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA share last night of 26.3%. 7TWO leads the week with 3.9%, from Eleven on 3.5% and Gem and GO on 3.1% each.

Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won overall with 20.2% from Ten (3 ) on 19.9%, with Nine (3) on 18.9%, pay TV (200-plus channels) was on 17.2%, the ABC (4) was on 14.2% and SBS (2) was on 7.1%. The 15 FTA channels had an 82.8% share of viewing last night. the five main channels share was a low 61.6%, the 10 digital channels share was 21.2%.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox 8 — 3.15%.
  2. Lifestyle — 1.95%.
  3. Fox Classics — 1.95%.
  4. UK TV — 1.77%.
  5. 111 Hits/Sky News — 1.7%.

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

  1. AFL 360 (Fox Footy) — 91,700.
  2. The Simpsons (Fox 8) — 90,700.
  3. Family Guy (Fox) — 83,700.
  4. Storage Wars (A&E) — 73,300.
  5. Futurama (Fox 8) — 71,700.

Regional: Ten wasn’t so popular in regional areas last night. Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won overall with 27.4% from WIN/NBN (3) on 25.3%, from SC Ten (3) on 22.0%, the ABC (4) was on 17.1% and SBS (4) ended with 8.2%. WIN/NBN won the main channels with 19.2% from Prime/7Qld on 18.3% and SC Ten on 16.1%, 7TWO won the digitals with 5.2% from 7mate on 3.9% and Gem on 3.7%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA share of 27.3%, Prime/7Qld leads the week with 29.4% from WIN/NBN on 26.1%.

The five most-watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. Seven News — 551,000,
  2. Nine News — 527,000.
  3. A Current Affair— 522,000.
  4. The Big Bang Theory — 435,000.
  5. Win News — 401,000.

Major Metro Markets: A very mixed night. Nine won Sydney overall and in the main channels with Ten second and Seven third. In Melbourne Seven won overall from Ten and Nine. In the main channels it was Ten from Seven and Nine. Ten won overall in Brisbane from Nine and Seven, but in the main channels it was Nine from Ten and Seven. In Adelaide and Perth, Seven won overall and the main channels from Ten and Nine except in Perth where ABC 1 pushed Nine out of the third spot in the main channels. In the digitals, 7mate won Sydney, 7TWO won Melbourne and Adelaide and shared Brisbane with ONE and Eleven. in Perth, ONE won. Seven leads the week from Nine and Ten in Sydney and Melbourne. In Adelaide and Perth it was Seven from Ten and Nine.

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

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