The Glenn Dyer breakdown: Seven won the night, Nine and Ten won the demos. A night of moderately interesting viewing.

Ten’s miniseries Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms is fading. MasterChef didn’t really set the stove on fire last night. Packed to the Rafters is a shadow of its 1.8 to 2 million self from 2010 and early 2011. It was a night that failed to grab viewers, it seems.

Tonight: Randling on ABC 1, Australia’s Got Talent on Seven, Offspring after MasterChef on Ten and The Block on Nine. RPA returns to Nine for its last season at 9.30pm.

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

  1. Packed to the Rafters (Seven) 1.975 million
  2. Seven News — 1.925 million
  3. The Block (Nine) — 1.874 million
  4. Nine News — 1.857 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.719 million
  6. Once Upon a Time (Seven) — 1.577 million
  7. MasterChef (Ten) — 1.418 million
  8. Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms (Ten) — 1.403 million
  9. Modern Family (Ten) — 1.403 million
  10. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.397 million

The Metro Winners:

  1. The Block (Nine, 7 – 8 pm) — 1.361 million
  2. Packed to the Rafters (Seven, 8.30 – 9.30 pm) — 1.337 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1,312 million
  4. Seven News (6pm) — 1.289 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.197 million
  6. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.119 million
  7. Modern Family (Ten) (8pm) — 1.049 million
  8. MasterChef (Ten) (7pm) — 1.040 million
  9. Once Upon a Time (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.036 million

The Losers: Once Upon a Time, Seven, 7.30pm. Not a loser, yet, but heading that way as the steady erosion of viewers continues. Two Broke Girls on Nine at 9pm: 655,000. Nine is trying hard to get viewers to like this yappy, clunky sitcom.

Metro News & CA: Leigh Sales didn’t make it to day two of her return at 7.30. Judging by the croak in her voice on Monday night, her absence last night was very understandable. Nine News and A Current Affair had another strong, winning night, taking Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Time is approaching for some corrective action by Seven management, I think.

  1. Nine News (6pm) — 1.312 million
  2. Seven News (6pm) — 1.289 million
  3. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.197 million
  4. ABC News (7pm) — 963,000
  5. Ten News (5pm) — 831,000
  6. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) (8pm) — 715,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 699,000
  8. The Project (Ten) (6.30pm) — 590,000
  9. The Project (Ten) (6pm) — 449,000
  10. Insight (SBS) (8.30pm) — 250,000
  11. SBS News (6.30pm) — 192,000
  12. Lateline (ABC) (10.30pm) — 167,000
  13. Dateline (SBS News (9.30pm) — 142,000
  14. The Business (ABC) (11.05pm) — 100,000
  15. SBS News (10.30pm) — 59,000
  16. The Drum (News 24) (6pm) — 47,000

Metro mornings: Nine’s Today beat Sunrise, Ten’s Breakfast picked up.

  1. Today (Nine) (7am) — 338,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 327,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) (9am) — 180,.000
  4. Mornings (Nine) (9am) — 93,000
  5. The Circle (Ten) (9am) — 59,000
  6. News Breakfast (ABC) (6am) — 41,000 (+19,000)*
  7. Breakfast (Ten) (7am) — 47,000

*News 24 simulcast

Metro FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 29.7% from Nine (3) on 26.7%, Ten (3) was on 23.1%, the ABC (4) was on 15.3% and SBS (2) ended on 5.2%. Nine leads the week with 29.0% from Seven on 28.4% and Ten with 20.6%. Main Channels: Seven won with a share of 23.1% from Nine on 20.3%, Ten was on 17.4%, ABC 1, 11.6% and SBS ONE, 4.2%. Nine still leads the week with 23.4% from Seven on 22.4% and Ten with 15.1%.

Metro Digital: 7TWO won with a share of 4.1%, from GO on 3.3%, Gen and Eleven were on 3.1%, ONE was on 2.6%, 7mate, 2.4%, ABC 2, 2.4%, SBS TWO, 1.0%, News 24, 0.8% and ABC 3, 0.6%. The 10 digital channels had a total FTA share last night of 23.5%. 7TWO and GO lead the week with 3.2% each, from 7mate and ONE with 2.8% each.

Metro including Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 24.8% from Nine (3) on 22.3%, Ten (3) was on 19.3%, Pay TV (200 plus channels) was on 14.0%, the ABC (4) was on 12.8% and SBS (2) ended on 4.3%. The 15 FTA channels share of viewing last night was 86.0%. The 10 digital channels share was 19.7%, the five main channels share was 66.3%.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox 8 (2.7%)
  2. TV 1 (2.2%)
  3. Fox Classics (2.2%)
  4. Lifestyle (2.0%)
  5. A&E (1.8%)

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

  1. Family Guy (Fox 8) — 79,000
  2. Game of Thrones (showcase) — 79,000
  3. Futurama (Fox 8) — 73,000
  4. AFL: AFL 360 (Fox Footy) — 73,000
  5. The Simpsons (Fox 8) — 69,000

Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won with a share of 32.5%, from WIN/NBN (3) on 25.9%, SC Ten (3) was on 22.0%, the ABC (4) was on 14.2% and SBS (2) ended on 5.3%. The main channels were won by Prime/7Qld with 24.1% from WIN/NBN on 18.2%. The digital channels were won by 7TWO on 4.1%, from GO on 4.0% and Eleven on 3.9%. The 10 digital channels FTA share was 25.3% in prime time last night. Prime/7Qld still lead the week with 31.2% from WIN/NBN on 28.6%.

The five most-watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. Seven News — 646,000
  2. Packed to the Rafters — 639,000
  3. Nine News — 544,000
  4. Once Upon a Time — 543,000
  5. A Current Affair — 523,000

Major Metro Markets: Seven won overall and the main channels, in Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. Nine won overall and in the main channels in Brisbane. In Sydney, Nine won overall, Seven won the main channels. In Adelaide, ten was second overall and in the main channels, ahead of Nine. 7TWO won the digitals Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Gem won Sydney and Eleven won Melbourne. Nine leads Seven and Ten in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Seven leads Nine and Tel in Adelaide and 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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