The Glenn Dyer breakdown: One of those nights where everybody could claim they were a winner (well, Ten, Nine and Seven, that is). Ten had another solid night, the second in a week.

The story of the night is in the major metro markets summary at the bottom. Interestingly Nine had a good night in Sydney and Melbourne, but it was again weak in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

Tonight: Another soft night for TV viewing. Seven repeats at 7.30 the Air Crash Investigations about the airliner that ditched into the Hudson River in New York with all passengers surviving. It then has Criminal Minds and The Amazing Race. Ten has The Biggest Loser then Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation. The Good Wife is the standout tonight. Nine has The Mentalist after the required three repeats of The Big Bang Theory.

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

  1. Seven News — 1.879 million
  2. Nine News — 1.796 million
  3. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.555 million
  4. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.444 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.410 million
  6. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.410 million
  7. ABC News — 1.357 million
  8. The Biggest Loser (Ten) — 1.323 million
  9. NCIS (Ten) — 1.236 million

The Metro Winners:

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.249 million
  2. Nine News (6pm) — 1.209 million
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.093 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.001 million

The Losers: Too many, the night, the offerings, the duds, flops and repeats, especially on Seven, Nine and Ten.

Metro News & CA: Seven’s good Monday night was replaced last night with news losses in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. A Current Affair beat Today Tonight in Sydney and Melbourne. Seven News and Today Tonight‘s huge margins in Adelaide and Perth got them home in front of Nine in the five metro markets.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.249 million
  2. Nine News (6pm) — 1.209 million
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.093 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.001 million
  5. ABC News (7pm) — 929,000
  6. Ten News (5pm) —  768,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 689,000
  8. Insight (SBS) (8.30pm) — 328,000
  9. SBS News (6.30pm) — 215,000
  10. Lateline (ABC) (10.35pm) — 160,000
  11. Dateline (SBS) (9.30pm) — 150,000
  12. The Business (ABC) (11.10pm) — 73,000
  13. SBS News (10.30pm) — 67,000
  14. The Drum (News 24) (6pm) — 58,000

In the morning: Ten’s Breakfast‘s audience doubled to 38,000 yesterday from 7am to 9am from Monday’s low of 19,000. Unfortunately, News Breakfast also added viewers and is clearly ahead at the bottom end of the early morning chat and news stakes.

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 372,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 301,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) (9am) — 206,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) (9am) — 105,000
  5. The Circle (Ten) (9am) — 76,000
  6. News Breakfast (ABC) (6am) — 49,000 (+19,000)*
  7. Breakfast (Ten) (7am) — 38,000

*On News 24 simulcast

Metro FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 25.1%, from Ten (3) on 24.4%, Nine (3) was on 23.8%, the ABC (4) ended on 18.7% and SBS (2) was on 8.1%. Seven still leads the week with 26.2% from Nine on 25.3% and Ten with 22.0%. Main channels: Ten won with 18.3% from Seven on 18.1%, Ten with 17.5%, ABC 1 was on 13.9% and SBS ONE, 6.7%. Seven leads the week with 19.6% from Nine on 18.2% and Ten on 15.9%.

Metro Digital: Gem won with a share of 3.6% with 7mate and 7TWO tied with 3.5% each on a close night. Eleven was on 3.3% and ABC 2 was on 3.0%, One was on 2.9%; GO ended on 2.7%, SBS TWO, 1.4%, News 24, 1.1% and ABC 3 was on 0.7%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA share last night of 25.7% (which was greater than any of the combined scores for the networks). GO leads the week with 3.8%, from 7TWO on 3.6%, Eleven on 3.5 and Gem on 3.4%.

Pay TV:  Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 20.1%, from Ten (3) on 19.6%, Nine (3) was on 19.1%, Pay TV (200-plus channels) was on 17.3%, the ABC (4) ended on 15.0% and SBS (2) was on 6.5%. The 15 FTA channels had a viewing share in prime time of 82.7%. The five main channels share was 62.1%, the 10 digital channels, 20.6%.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox 8 (3.7%)
  2. TV 1 (2.2%)
  3. Disney (2.0%)
  4. Nickelodeon (1.9%)
  5. Lifestyle (1.8%)

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

  1. Game of Thrones (Showcase) — 108,000
  2. Family Guy (Fox 8) — 93,500
  3. The Simpsons (Fox 8) — 90,800
  4. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Arena) — 89,200
  5. Futurama (Fox 8) — 81,500

Regional: A close night as well. WIN/NBN (3 channels) won with a share of 25.5%, from Prime/7Qld (3) on 25.3%, SC Ten (3) was on 24.6%, the ABC (4) ended on 17.3% and SBS (2) was on 7.3%. The main channels were won by WIN/NBN on 19.4%, from SC Ten on 18.4% and Prime/7Qld on an unaccustomed 3rd spot with 17.4%. The digital channels were won by 7TWO with 4.2%, from 7mate on 3.8% and Eleven on 3.6%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA viewing share last night of 25.4%. Prime/7Qld leads the week with 28.2% from WIN/NBN on 26.3%.

The five most-watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. Seven News — 631,000
  2. Nine News — 588,000
  3. A Current Affair — 556,000
  4. Home and Away — 451,000
  5. The Big Bang Theory — 447,000

Major Metro Markets: Where to start. Sydney was conventional where Nine won from Seven and Ten, overall and in the main channels. In Melbourne it was Ten overall, from Seven and Nine, but in the main channels it was Ten from Nine and Seven. In Brisbane, it was also conventional, Seven won overall and the main channels, with Nine second and Ten third. In Adelaide, Ten won overall and the main channels (usually its Seven), with Seven second. Nine was second overall, but was pushed out in the main channels by ABC 1. In Perth Seven won overall from Ten and Nine, but Ten won the main channels from Seven and Nine. In the digitals it was a win to Gem in Sydney, 7mate in Melbourne and Brisbane, 7TWO in Perth and 7TWO and Eleven in Adelaide. Nine leads Seven and Ten in Sydney and Melbourne. Seven leads from Nine and Ten in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

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

*Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

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