The Glenn Dyer breakdown: Another weak night, as predicted. Ten’s The Biggest Loser finally cracked the million viewers club in metro markets with 1.001 million. Nine won, again.

Tonight: The AFL and NRL Footy Shows are reunited at 9.30pm on Nine nationally. Nine also has CSI. Ten has a fresh Glee at 7.30pm.

Seven has what seems to be a fresh Grey’s Anatomy, a fresh Desperate Housewives and a fresh Private Practice. SBS has the cooking show line ups: Two Greedy Italians at 8.30pm is the best.

The ABC has another Australia On Trial at 8.30pm. The 9.30pm ABC program, All the Way, which is another look at Australia’s involvement in Vietnam.

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

  1. Seven News — 1.799 million
  2. Nine News —  1.665 million
  3. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.484 million
  4. ABC News — 1.431 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.426 million
  6. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.415 million
  7. The Biggest Loser (Ten) — 1.391 million
  8. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.364 million
  9. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.321 million
  10. The Mentalist (Nine) — 1.108 million

The Metro Winners:

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.246 million
  2. Nine News (6pm) — 1.139 million
  3. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) (8pm) — 1.076 million
  4. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.059 million
  5. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) (7.30pm) — 1.054 million
  6. ABC News (7pm) — 1.049 million
  7. The Biggest Loser (Ten) (7pm) — 1.001 million

The Losers: Hmmm. Another weak night of programming. Let’s just leave the loser tag with the networks for another night. It would be unfair, for example, to point out that the final episode of Woodley went out with a stagger — just 375,000 viewers at 8pm. Or The Amazing Race on Seven at 9.30pm with 356,000 viewers. The Good Wife on Ten at 8.55pm, 550,000. Should be doing better.

Metro News & CA: Nine News again won Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. A Current Affair won Sydney and Melbourne. Seven News in Perth won by 107,000 and in Adelaide, by 70,000.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.246 million
  2. Nine News (6pm) — 1.139 million
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.059 million
  4. ABC News (7pm) — 1.049 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine,) (6.30pm) — 926,000
  6. Ten News (5pm) — 752,000
  7. The Project (Ten) (6pm) — 614,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 613,000
  9. SBS News (6.30pm) — 208,000
  10. Lateline (ABC) (10.30pm) — 161,000
  11. SBS News (10.30pm) –130,000
  12. The Business (ABC) (11.05pm) — 100,000
  13. The Drum (News 24) (6pm) — 47,000

*On News 24 simulcast

In the morning: Sunrise was boosted by the appearance of a noisy boy band. Ten’s Breakfast improved, but News Breakfast on the ABC did better. Over the three hours from 6am, Breakfast averaged 21,000, News Breakfast 50,000 (72,000, if you include the News 24 audience).

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 493,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 330,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) (9am) — 250,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) (9am) — 97,000
  5. The Circle (Ten) (9am) — 64,000
  6. News Breakfast (ABC) (6am) — 50,000 (+22,000)*
  7. Breakfast (Ten) (7am) — 44,000

Metro FTA: Nine (3 channels) won with a share of 26.5%, from Seven (3) on 25.7%, Ten (3) was on 22.7%, the ABC (4) was on 17.3% and SBS (2) ended on 7.8%. Seven leads the week with 26.0% from Nine on 25.6% and Ten on 22.2%. Main channels: Nine won with 20.7% from Seven on 17.8%, Ten was on 15.6%, ABC 1 was on 11.7% and SBS ONE ended with 6.5%. Seven leads the week with 19.1% from Nine on 18.8% and Ten with 15.8%.

Metro Digital: Eleven won with 4.6% from 7TWO on 4.1%, ABC 2 was on 3.9%, 7mate, 3.8%, Gem on 3.2%, ONE was on 2.6%, GO was on 2.5%, SBS TWO ended on 1.3%, News 24, 0.9% and ABC 3, 0.8%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA share last night of 27.7%. 7TWO and Eleven lead the week with 3.8% each, from GO on 3.5%.

Pay TV: Nine (3 channels) won with a share of 21.1%, from Seven (3) on 20.5%, Ten (3) was on 18.2%, Pay TV (200 plus channels) were on 17.8%; the ABC (4) was on 13.8% and SBS (2) ended on 6.3%. The 15 FTA channels had a total viewing share last night of 82.2%. The 10 digital channels had a share of 21.2%, the five main channels, 61.0%.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox 8 (3.6%)
  2. Nickelodeon (2.4%)
  3. TV 1 (1.9%)
  4. Disney (1.9%)
  5. Lifestyle (1.8%)

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

  1. Storage Wars (A&E) — 85,100
  2. AFL: Open Mike (Fox Footy) — 80,900
  3. Coronation Street (UKTV) — 73,400
  4. AFL: AFL 360 (Fox Footy) — 73,400
  5. The Simpsons (Fox 8) — 72,400

Regional: On the face of it, Nine’s attraction in metro markets oddly didn’t extend to the regions, so Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won with a share of 28.5%, from WIN/NBN (3) on 26.8%, SC Ten (3) was on 30.7%, the ABC (4) was on 16.3% and SBS (2) ended on 7.6%. But on the main channels, WIN/NBN won with a share of 21.3% from Prime/7Qld on 17.9%. The digitals were won by 7TWO with 5.5%, from Eleven on 5.3% and 7mate on 5.0%. The 10 digital channels had a high total share last night of 31.1% (Not surprising considering the weak offerings). Prime/7Qld leads the week with 28.3% from WIN/NBN on 26.4%.

The five most-watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. Seven News — 552,000
  2. Nine News — 528,000
  3. A Current Affair — 499,000
  4. The Big bang Theory — 407,000
  5. Home and Away — 394,000

Major Metro Markets: A clearer night than Tuesday night was with Nine winning overall and the main channels in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Seven was second and Ten third. Seven won Adelaide and Perth with Nine second and Ten third. Eleven won the digitals in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. 7TWO won Perth. Nine leads Seven and Ten in Sydney. Seven leads in the four other metro markets.

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

*Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

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