The Glenn Dyer breakdown: Seven won, The Block was strong and MasterChef perked up (it and The Block cleaned up the demos). Seven’s Dancing with the Stars remains stuck in slow gear and Downton Abbey shed a little ground as well.

The final episode of The Diamond Queen on ABC 1 at 7.30pm, 930,000. The Eurovision final on SBS from 7.30pm to 11.25pm, 531,000.

Last week: Nine won because of The Voice and the State of Origin NRL game did very well in Sydney and Brisbane. Seven won overall in Melbourne, but Nine won the main channels. Seven won overall and the main channels in Adelaide and Perth. Nine’s GO won the digitals in the five metro markets.

Friday: Seven won the night from Nine and the ABC (and ABC 1 beat Ten into third), thanks to the AFL in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Nine won Sydney and Brisbane, as expected, and regional markets. Seven won the main channels and GO won the digitals. Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell on Friday night, 664,000 at 8pm on ABC 1. A bit too much like Newstopia.

Saturday: Seven won from Nine and the ABC (and ABC 1 in the main channels) with Ten 4th, again. Nine won Sydney and Brisbane, Seven won Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. GO won the digitals.

Tonight: The hours and hours of the ABC’s news and current affairs programs on ABC 1. Nine has The Block and the starting-to-fade The Voice. Seven has the final episode of Revenge. Ten has MasterChef. Rugby League on pay TV.

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

  1. The Block (Nine) — 2.369 million
  2. Nine News — 2.226 million
  3. Seven News — 2.143 million
  4. Downton Abbey (Seven) — 1.993 million
  5. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.806 million
  6. MasterChef (Ten) — 1.687 million
  7. Dancing with the Stars (Seven) — 1.675 million
  8. The Diamond Queen (ABC 1) — 1.337 million
  9. ABC News — 1.292 million
  10. The Mentalist (Nine) 1.103 million

The Metro Winners:

  1. The Block (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.688 million
  2. Nine News (6pm) — 1.540 million
  3. Seven News (6pm) — 1.470 million
  4. Downton Abbey (Seven) (8.30pm) — 1.399 million
  5. MasterChef (Ten) (7.30pm) — 1.237 million
  6. 60 Minutes (Nine) (7.30pm) — 1.225 million
  7. Dancing with the Stars (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.102 million

The Losers: The Mentalist on Nine at 8.30pm, 744,000, down nearly 400,000 from 60 Minutes. Modern Family on Ten from 6.30pm, 741,000. New Girl on Ten at 7pm, 645,000, faded. Touch on Ten at 8.40pm, 492,000, more than 700,000 people watching MasterChef didn’t stay around.

Metro News & CA: Nine News won Sydney (by 159,000 thanks to the NRL game), Melbourne (by 90,000) and Brisbane (by 66,000). Seven won Adelaide and Perth (which was boosted by the AFL derby match between the two Perth teams).

  1. Nine News (6pm) — 1.540 million
  2. Seven News (6pm) — 1.470 million
  3. 60 Minutes (Nine) (7.30pm) — 1.225 million
  4. ABC News (7pm) — 930,000
  5. Ten News (5pm) — 560,000
  6. The Project (Ten) (6pm) — 387,000
  7. SBS News (6.30pm) — 223,000
  8. The Bolt (Ten) (4.30pm) — 157,000

In the morning:

  1. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) (8am) — 331,000
  2. Weekend Today (Nine) (8am) — 280,000
  3. Insiders (ABC) (9am) — 190,000 (+49,000)*
  4. Landline (ABC) (Noon) — 187,000
  5. The Bolt Report (Ten) (10am) — 147,000
  6. Inside Business (ABC) (10am) — 122,000
  7. Meet The Press (Ten) (10.30am) — 112,000
  8. Offsiders (ABC) (10.30am) — 98,000

*On News 24 simulcast

Metro FTA: Seven (3 channels) win with a share of 27.7% from Nine (3) on 26.3%, Ten (3) was on 21.0%, the ABC (4) was on 14.9% and SBS (2) was on 10.1%. Main Channels: Seven won with a share of 22.2% from Nine on 20.9%, Ten was on 15.5%, ABC 1, 11.7% and SBS ONE, 9.4%.

Metro Digital: GO won with a share of 3.6%, from ONE with 3.3%, 7mate was on 3.2%, 7TWO was on 2.3%, Eleven was on 2.1%, ABC 2 ended on 2.0%, Gem was on 1.9% and News 24 finished with 0.8%, as was SBS ONE. ABC 3 ended with 0.4%. The 10 digital channels FTA share last night was 19.5%.

Metro including Pay TV:  Seven (3 channels) win with a share of 23.3% from Nine (3) on 22.2%, Ten (3) was on 17.7%, Pay TV (200 plus channels) ended with 13.5%, the ABC (4) was on 12.5% and SBS (2) was on 18.5%. The 15 FTA channels had a prime time share last night of 86.5%, with the 10 digital channels share totalling 17.1% and the five main channels, 68.4%.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox Footy (4.8%)
  2. Fox 8 (2.8%)
  3. TV 1 (2.4%)
  4. Fox Sports 1 (2.4%)
  5. Fox Sports 2 (2.2%)

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

  1. AFL: West Coast v. Fremantle (Fox Footy) — 215,000
  2. NRL: Penrith v Manly (Fox Sports 2) — 177,000
  3. AFL: Nth Melbourne v Brisbane (Fox Footy) — 151,000
  4. AFL: Carlton v Melbourne (Fox Sports 1) — 129,000
  5. AFL: After The Bounce (Fox Footy) — 117,000

Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won with a share of 30.6%, from WIN/NBN (3) on 29.1%, SC Ten (3) was on  17.9%, the ABC (4), was on 16.4% and SBS (2) ended on 7.0%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels with 23.8%, from WIN/NBN on 21.2%. GO won the digitals with 4.4%, from 7mate on 3.6% and Gem with 3.5%.

The five most-watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. Nine News — 684,000
  2. The Block — 681,000
  3. Seven News — 674,000
  4. Downton Abbey — 595,000
  5. 60 Minutes — 580,000

Major Metro Markets:  Seven won Adelaide and Perth overall and won overall in Melbourne and shared the main channels with Nine, which won Sydney and Brisbane overall and in the main channels. GO won Sydney and Brisbane, 7mate won Melbourne and the Grand Prix telecast on ONE in Adelaide and Perth pushed it to wins in the digitals in those markets.

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

*Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

Peter Fray

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