The Glenn Dyer breakdown: A wake up call for Nine. The Block is weak and doesn’t have national appeal (it is not liked in Adelaide and, especially, Perth). The Celebrity Apprentice is just as bad as last year and will struggle.

With The Voice resting, Australia’s Got Talent on Seven rebounded last night. When will Nine extend The Voice to Sunday to Wednesday or Thursday to try and maximise its position? Nine lost Adelaide and Perth last night and Seven now leads and will win the week because of the AFL on Friday and Saturday nights. There goes Nine’s hopes for a clean sweep for the week.

Tonight: Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong, How To Cook Like Heston and Two Greedy Italians on SBS from 7.30pm. Nine has The Block and The Celebrity Apprentice and the Footy Shows at 9.30 pm. Ten The Biggest Loser, Glee and Law and Order SVU. The ABC has the final Australia On Trial at 8.30pm.

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

  1. Australia’s Got Talent (Seven) –2.051 million
  2. Seven News — 1.958 million
  3. Nine News — 1.718 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.619 million
  5. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.583 million
  6. The Block (Nine) — 1.556 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.493 million
  8. ABC News — 1.327 million
  9. The Celebrity Apprentice (boardroom) — 1.225 million
  10. The Celebrity Apprentice — 1.183 million

The Metro Winners:

  1. Australia’s Got Talent (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.392 million
  2. Seven News (6pm) — 1.361 million
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.270 million
  4. Nine News (6pm)– 1.147 million
  5. The Block (Nine, 7 – 8 pm) — 1.133 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.021 million

The Losers: Titanic on Seven, two hours for 720,000. A doomed voyage in more ways than one.

Metro News & CA: Seven news and Today Tonight did well in Melbourne with their Molly Meldrum specials. Nine News and A Current Affair won Sydney and in Brisbane, Nine News drew with Seven and ACA beat Today Tonight. Seven News and Today Tonight had big wins in Adelaide and Perth.

  1. Australia’s Got Talent (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.392 million
  2. Seven News (6pm) — 1.361 million
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.270 million
  4. Nine News (6pm)– 1.147 million
  5. The Block (Nine, 7 – 8 pm) — 1.133 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.021 million
  7. ABC News (7pm) — 969,000
  8. Ten News (5pm) — 773,000
  9. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 720,000
  10. The Project (Ten) (6.30pm) — 538,000
  11. The Project (Ten) (6pm) — 398,000
  12. Lateline (ABC) (10.20pm) — 227,000
  13. SBS News (6.30pm) — 221,000
  14. The Business (ABC) (11.05pm) — 141,000
  15. SBS News (10.30pm) — 116,000
  16. The Drum (News 24) (6pm) —  46,000

*On News 24 simulcast

In the morning:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 375,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 344,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) (9am) — 179,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) (9am) — 100,000
  5. The Circle (Ten) (9am) — 54,000
  6. News Breakfast (ABC) (6am) — 43,000 (+19,000)*
  7. Breakfast (Ten) (7am) — 39,000

*On News 24 simulcast

Metro FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 31.8% from Nine (3) on 25.1%, Ten (3) was on 21.1%, the ABC (4) was on 15.4% and SBS (2) ended on 6.5%. Nine leads the week with 36.0% from Seven on 27.1% and Ten with 17.7%. Main channels: Seven won with 23.6% from Nine on 21.1%, Ten was on 14.1%, ABC 1 ended on 10.7% and SBS ONE was on 5.3%. Nine leads the week with 31.0% from Seven on 21.0% and Ten with 12.7%.

Metro Digital: 7mate won with a share of 4.2% from 7TWO on 4.0%,, Eleven was on 3.8%, ONE was on 3.2%, ABC 2 was on 3.1%, GO was on 2.3%, Gem ended on 1.7%, SBS TWO was on 1.2%, News 24 was on 0.8% and ABC 3 ended on 0.7%. The 10 digital channels had a moderate share of FTA viewing of last night of 24.9%. 7TWO and 7mate lead the week on 3.1% each, with GO on 2.8%.

Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 26.1% from Nine (3) on 20.6%, Ten (3) was on 17.3%, Pay TV (200 plus channels) was on 15.7%, the ABC (4) was on 12.6% and SBS (2) ended on 5.4%. The 15 FTA channels had a share last night of 84.3% with the five main channels on 63.6% and the 10 digital channels’ share, 20.7%.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox 8 (3.8%)
  2. TV 1 (2.4%)
  3. Fox Sports 1 (1.9%)
  4. A&E (1.8%)
  5. Lifestyle (1.7%)

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

  1. The Simpsons (Fox 8, 7.06 -7.34 pm) — 109,300
  2. Storage Wars (A&E) — 94,900
  3. Family Guy (Fox 8) — 92,900
  4. The Simpsons (Fox 8, 5.48 – 6.13 pm) — 90,300
  5. Futurama (Fox 8) — 79,600

Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won with a share of 34.6%, from WIN/NBN (3) on 25.0%, SC Ten (3) on20.0 %, the ABC (4) was on 14.1%, and SBS (2) ended on 6.4%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels with 24.2% from WIN/NBN on 20.9. 7mate won the digitals with 5.8% from 7TWO on 4.6%, and Eleven on 3.5%. The 10 digital channels had a FTA share of 26.8%. WIN/NBN leads the week with 33.6% from Prime/7Qld on 30.1% and will win the week with the NRL on tomorrow night making certain of the victory).

The five most-watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. Australia’s Got Talent — 659,000
  2. A Current Affair — 598,000
  3. Seven News — 598,000
  4. Nine News — 572,000
  5. Home and Away — 493,000

Major Metro Markets: After three nights of big Nine wins, it was Seven’s turn, with overall and main channel wins in all five metro markets. In Perth, Ten pushed Nine to third overall and in the main channels. In Adelaide, ABC 1 pushed Ten out of third slot. In the digitals, 7mate won Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. 7TWO won Melbourne, Eleven won Sydney. Nine leads Seven and Ten in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and will win the week as a result. But Seven now leads in Adelaide and Perth and will win the week in those centres.

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

*Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

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