The Glenn Dyer breakdown: The Voice meant a big win for Nine. The Voice did 2.329 million in metro markets and 3.109 million nationally. But that was down around 300,000 from the previous Monday. It is now just above its launch national figure of 3.03 million.

It wasn’t good news for MasterChef which failed to crack a million viewers (996,000) in the metro markets. Ten said MasterChef was watched by 1.1 million, according to its exact start and end times, 7 pm to 8.14 pm and not 8.10 pm as in the schedule. MasterChef averaged just over 1.3 million nationally (including regional markets).

But last night we saw the real failure of Ten: it has no second ranking programs. To be beaten for yet another Monday night by ABC 1, on the second night of MasterChef, underlines the paucity of programming at the network. Ten has been commissioning lots of new programs for later in the year and 2013.

Australian Story averaged 786,000. Did we need to see the personal side of Clive Palmer? Yes. But wouldn’t you like to see a warts and all effort that gave his life so far some perspective?

Seven’s raid on TV’s bone yard produced The Price is Right at 5pm yesterday: it averaged 536,000 and boosted Deal or No Deal at 5.30pm to 747,000 and past Hot Seat on Nine (704,000). That didn’t help Seven News which lost Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane last night.

Tonight: MasterChef on Ten and The Block on Nine. But Ten also has The Biggest Loser grand final after at 8pm, ending at 10pm.

Packed to the Rafters on Seven at 8.30pm. Seven has flipped Australia’s Got Talent to tomorrow night. In its place it is running fresh episodes of Border Security and The Force. SBS has Insight and Dateline from 8.30pm.

The ABC covers the federal budget: the speech at 7.30pm and the reactions at 8pm. Ten (10.15pm) and Nine  (11.30pm) have budget news reports. Seven doesn’t seem to have any scheduled, but will run small updates during the evening.

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

  1. The Voice (Nine) — 3.109 million
  2. Seven News — 2.068 million
  3. Nine News — 1.957 million
  4. The Block (Nine) — 1.957 million
  5. Revenge (Seven) — 1.803 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.726 million
  7. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.454 million
  8. ABC News — 1.443 million
  9. MasterChef (Ten) — 1.363 million
  10. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.243 million

The Metro Winners:

  1. The Voice (Nine) (7.30pm) — 2.329 million
  2. The Block (Nine) (7pm) — 1.440 million
  3. Seven News (6pm) — 1.394 million
  4. Nine News (6pm) — 1.331 million
  5. Revenge (Seven) (8.30pm) — 1.252 million
  6. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.198 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.112 million
  8. ABC News (7pm) — 1.005 million

The Losers: Ten, from 6pm onwards.

Metro News & CA: Nine News won Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Seven won Adelaide and Perth by a combined bigger margin. Today Tonight won Sydney, Adelaide and Perth but lost Melbourne and Brisbane to A Current Affair.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.394 million
  2. Nine News (6pm) — 1.331 million
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.198 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.112 million
  5. ABC News (7pm) — 1.005 million
  6. Australian Story (ABC) (8pm) — 786,000
  7. Ten News (5pm) — 734,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 660,000
  9. The Project (Ten) (6.30pm) — 636,000
  10. Q&A (ABC) (9.35pm) — 633,000 (+69,000)*
  11. Four Corners (ABC) (8.30pm) — 583,000
  12. Media Watch (ABC) (9.20pm) — 546,000
  13. The Project (Ten) (6pm) — 450,000
  14. Lateline (ABC) (10.35pm) — 340,000
  15. The Business (ABC) (11.10pm) — 182,000
  16. SBS News (6.30pm) — 170,000
  17. SBS News (10.30pm) — 57,000
  18. The Drum (News 24) (6pm) — 51,000

*On News 24 simulcast

In the morning: Today beat Sunrise for the second time in a week. Ten’s Breakfast had another weak start to the week.

  1. Today (Nine) (7am) — 356,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 336,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) (9am) — 211,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) (9am) — 99,000
  5. The Circle (Ten) (9am) — 63,000
  6. News Breakfast (ABC) (6am) — 41,000 (+20,000)*
  7. Breakfast (Ten) (7am) — 26,000

*On News 24 simulcast

Metro FTA: Nine (3 channels) won with a share of 39.5%, with Seven (3) on 24.0%, Ten (3) and the ABC (4) tied on 16.4% and SBS (2) on 3.6%. Nine now leads the week with 34.8% from Seven on 25.6% and Ten with 19.4%. Main Channels: Nine won with 34.2% from Seven on 18.9%, ABC 1 was on 12.7%, Ten was on 11.6% and SBS ONE was on 2.8%. Nine leads the week with 28.0% from Seven with 20.5%.

Metro Digital: GO and 7TWO shared the night with 3.21% each. Eleven was on 2.6%, ABC 2, 2.3%, ONE, 2.2%, Gem, 2.1%, 7mate, 1.9%, SBS TWO and News 24 had 0.8% each and ABC 3 ended with 0.7%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA share last night of a low 19.8%. GI leads the week with 4.0% from 7TWO and Eleven on 3.0% each.

Metro including Pay TV: Nine (3 channels) won with a share of 33.5%, with Seven (3) on 20.3%, Ten (3) and the ABC (4) tied on 13.9%, Pay TV (200 plus channels) were on 13.0% and SBS (2) on 3.1%. The 15 FTA channels had a total share of 87.0%, with the five main channels on 61.3 and the 10 digital channels on 15.7%.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox Sports 2 (3.63%)
  2. Fox 8 (2.83%)
  3. TV1 (1.83%)
  4. Lifestyle (1.7%)
  5. UKTV (1.66%)

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

  1. NRL: South Sydney v Cronulla (Fox Sports 2) — 347,000
  2. NRL: Post Game Show (Fox Sports 2) — 129,000
  3. Family Guy (Fox 8) — 107,000
  4. Futurama (Fox 8) — 100,000
  5. The Simpsons (Fox 8) — 95,000

Regional: The Voice powered Nine (WIN/NBN) to a solid win, but not as big as in the metro markets. WIN/NBN (3 channels) won with a share of 36.9%, from Prime/7Qld (3) on 28.5%, the ABC was third (4 channels) with 15.9% from SC Ten (3) on 15.1% and SBS (4) was on 3.6%. WIN/NBN won the main channels with 30.4%, from Prime/7Qld on 21.4%, ABC 1 was on 11.7% and SC Ten was 4th with 9.9%. The digital channels were won by 7TWO on 4.6%, from GO on 3.7% and Eleven on 3.0%. The 10 digital channels had a total FTA share last night of 23.0%/. WIN/NBN leads the week with 33.4% from Prime/7Qld on 28.2%.

The five most-watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. The Voice — 780,000
  2. Seven News — 676,000
  3. Nine News — 627,000
  4. A Current Affair — 614,000
  5. Revenge — 552,000

Major Metro Markets: The Voice meant it was Nine’s night, but Ten was again weak. Nine won overall and the main channels in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. The ABC pushed Ten out of third overall and the main channels in Sydney (ABC 1). ABC 1 pushed Ten out of third in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. GO won the digitals in Sydney and Brisbane. 7TWO won Melbourne and Adelaide. 7mate won Perth. Nine now leads the week in Sydney, Melbourne. Brisbane and Adelaide. Seven leads in Perth.

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

*Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

Peter Fray

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