The Glenn Dyer breakdown: The Voice did well and Nine did well — in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane that is. In Adelaide and Perth it did well, but wasn’t the most watched program on the night. The Block was also weak in those two markets, as a consequence, Nine lost the night and Seven will win the week in both markets. Nine had a narrow win in regional markets.

The Voice had 1.901 million in the five metro markets and 2.6 million nationally and has settled around this level with two weeks to go (and three shows, two in the final week). The Block averaged 1.348 million and over 1.8 million nationally, which was solid. Seven’s Revenge averaged 1.335 million in the five metro markets and more than 1.8 million nationally.

Nine’s Tricky Business (after The Voice, which ended around 9.32 or so), averaged 769,000 and just over a million nationally.

MasterChef averaged 1.037 million in the metro markets and 1.399 million nationally. Nowhere near its average from 2011 and not enough to save Ten was being comprehensively done over by the poor, broke ABC and ABC 1.

Tonight: Foreign Correspondent on ABC 1 at 8pm. Packed to the Rafters on Seven at 8.30pm (a lot of hype about a “kiss’, don’t tell me infidelity is raising its ratings-boosting head on Rafters, what is the world coming to?). Nine has The Block, Ten has MasterChef. SBS has Insight and Dateline. Nine has the Diamond Jubilee Concert from 8pm. One to avoid. The Rugby Union Test, Australia v Scotland, from Newcastle is on at 11.15pm.

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

  1. The Voice (Nine) — 2.605 million
  2. Seven News — 2.112 million
  3. The Block (Nine) — 1.867 million
  4. Revenge (Seven) — 1.865 million
  5. Nine News — 1.824 million
  6. ABC News — 1.569 million
  7. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.562 million
  8. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.432 million
  9. MasterChef (Ten) — 1.399 million
  10. The Force (Seven) — 1.373 million

The Metro Winners:

  1. The Voice (Nine) (7.30pm) — 1.9801 million
  2. Seven News (6pm) — 1.387 million
  3. The Block (Nine) (7pm) — 1.348 million
  4. Revenge (Seven) (8.30pm) — 1.335 million
  5. Nine News — 1.264 million
  6. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.239 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.129 million
  8. ABC News — 1.122 million
  9. MasterChef (Ten) (7pm) — 1.037 million

The Losers: Ten, squeezed again by Nine and Seven.

Metro News & CA: Ten’s new late news at 10.30pm averaged 151,000, about what you’d expect and where it was before Ten canned it in a crazed cost cutting fit last year. Four Corners was very, very solid and deserved far more than the 627,000 people who watched in the five metro markets. Nine News won Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. A Current Affair (with Tracy Grimshaw waxing lyrical about media standards!) beat Today Tonight in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Seven News and Today Tonight had big enough winning margins in Adelaide and Perth to win in the five metro markets.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.387 million
  2. Nine News — 1.264 million
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.239 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.129 million
  5. ABC News — 1.122 million
  6. Ten News (5pm) — 817,000
  7. Australian Story (ABC) (8pm) — 779,000
  8. Q&A (ABC) (9.35pm) — 709,000
  9. 7.30 (ABC) (8.30pm) — 697,000
  10. Media Watch (ABC) (9.30pm) — 685,000
  11. The Project (Ten) (6.30pm) — 564,000
  12. The Project (Ten) (6pm) — 458,000
  13. Lateline (ABC) (10.35pm) — 299,000
  14. SBS News (6.30pm) — 161,000.
  15. The Business (ABC 1, 11.10 – 11.35 pm) — 157,000.
  16. Ten News (10.3pm) — 151,000
  17. The Drum (News 24) (6pm) — 64,000
  18. SBS News (10.30pm) — 45,000

(The Q&A simulcast on News 24 was pre-empted by the Jubilee broadcast last night)

In the morning:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 360,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 326,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) (9am) — 218,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) (9am)– 126,000
  5. The Circle (Ten) (9am) — 55,000
  6. News Breakfast (ABC) (6am) — 41,000 (+19,000)*
  7. Breakfast (Ten) (7am) — 30,000

*On News 24 simulcast

Metro FTA: Nine (3 channels) won with a share of 33.8%, from Seven (3) on 26.6%), the ABC (4) was on 18.2%, Ten (3) was on 17.2% and SBS (2) was on 3.7%. Nine now leads the week with 31.5% from Seven on 29.4% and Ten with 18.5%. Main Channels: Nine won with a share of 28.3% from Seven on 20.7%, ABC 1 was on 14.6%, Ten was on 12.5% and SBS ONE was on 3.0%. Nine leads the week with 26.1% from Seven on 22.8% and Ten on 13.4%, with ABC 1 was on 13.1%.

Metro Digital: 7TWO won the night with 3.6% from GO on 3.2%, Eleven was on 2.9%, Gen was on 2.4%, 7mate was on 2.3%, ABC 2 and ONE were on 2.2% each, SBS TWO and News 24 were on 0.7% each and ABC 3 ended on 0.6%. The 10 digitals channels FTA share last night was a low 20.6%. 7mate leads the week with 3.5%, from 7TWO and GO on 3.1%.

Metro including Pay TV: Nine (3 channels) won with a share of 28.1%, from Seven (3) on 22.1%), the ABC (4) was on 15.1%, Pay TV (200 plus channels), 14.7%, Ten (3) was on 14.6% and SBS (2) was on 3.1%. The 15 FTA channels share of viewing last night was 85.3%, with the five main channels share 69% and the 10 digital shares totalling 16.3%.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox Sports 2 (4.0%)
  2. Fox 8 (2.9%)
  3. UKTV (2.0%)
  4.  Fox Footy (1.8%)
  5. Lifestyle (1.8%)

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

  1. NRL: Parramatta v Cronulla (Fox Sports 2) — 332,000
  2. AFL: On The Couch (Fox Footy) — 125,000
  3. NRL: NRL XTRA (Fox Sports 2) — 113,000
  4. AFL: AFL 360 (Fox Footy) — 105,000
  5. Family Guy (Fox 8) — 103,000

Regional: WIN/NBN (3 channels) won with a share of 32.7% from Prime/7Qld (3) on 30.0%, with SC Ten (3) on 17.0%), the ABC (4) on 16.8% and SBS (2) on 3.6%. WIN/NBN won the main channels with 25.7% from Prime/7Qld on 22.6%, ABC 1 on 12.8% and SC Ten with 11.2%. The digitals were won by 7TWO with 5.0% from GO on 4.2% and Eleven on 3.0%. The 10 digital channels FTA share last night was 24.8%. WIN/NBN leads the week with 31.9% from Prime/7Qld on 31.1%.

The five most-watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. Seven News — 726,000
  2. The Voice — 704,000
  3. Nine News — 561,000
  4. Revenge — 529,000
  5. The Block — 516,000

Major Metro Markets: The established pattern last night: Nine won Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, overall and in the main channels. Seven won Adelaide and Perth, overall and the main channels. The ABC and ABC 1 were third overall and in the main channels in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide (where Ten tied for third overall). In Perth, Ten was third overall and ABC 1 was third in the main channels. GO won the digitals in Sydney and shared the win in Brisbane and Perth with Eleven. 7TWO won Melbourne and Adelaide. Nine now leads the week in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Seven leads 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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