The Glenn Dyer breakdown: The Diamond Jubilee Concert did it for Nine from 8pm. Melbourne, where 381,000 stayed around to watch it, was the biggest single audience for any of the royal programs last night! The concert averaged 1.124 million in the five metro markets and 1.513 million nationally (a good figure for more than three hours of torture). But it was clearly more popular in metro markets where it finished 6th. In the regional markets it averaged 389,000 for the three and a bit hours, which wasn’t good enough for the top 10.

But wait, there’s more.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Tattoo averaged 290,000 on 7TWO from 7pm to 9.15pm (and 450,000 nationally). On News 24, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Thanksgiving Service from 7pm to 9pm averaged 203,000 (and 247,000 nationally). At 10.30pm, 203,000 (267,000 nationally) watched The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Procession on ABC 1. A further 69,000 watched on News 24 in the metro markets (91,000 nationally). All up, more than 2.5 million people watched a Jubilee event on FTA TV last night across Australia. Republicans, where were you? Watching? The royal stuff saw News 24 get one of its highest share since starting: 2.9% in the five metro markets last night and the same share in regional markets.

Tonight: Randling and the final Laid on ABC 1. Australia’s Got Talent on Seven and then the next episode of the local version of The Amazing Race. Nine has The Block. Ten has MasterChef and then Offspring.

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

  1. Seven News — 2.182 million
  2. The Block (Nine) — 1.923 million
  3. Nine News — 1.899 million
  4. Packed to the Rafters (Seven) — 1.748 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.619 million
  6. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.573 million
  7. Diamond Jubilee Concert (Nine) — 1.513 million
  8. Once Upon a Time (Seven) — 1.437 million
  9. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.420 million
  10. MasterChef (Ten) — 1.345 million

The Metro Winners:

  1. Seven News — 1.468 million
  2. The Block (Nine) (7pm) — 1.339 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.296 million
  4. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.286 million
  5. Packed to the Rafters (Seven) (8.30pm) — 1.152 million
  6. Diamond Jubilee Concert (Nine) (8pm) — 1.124 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.073 million
  8. Modern Family (Ten) (8pm) — 1.012 million

The Losers: Pictures of You on Seven at 9.30pm, 694,000. Fading to sepia.

Metro News & CA: Seven News won Sydney, Nine News won Melbourne and Brisbane, Seven won Adelaide and Perth. Today Tonight won Sydney and Melbourne, A Current Affair won Brisbane, Today Tonight won Adelaide and Perth. The Drum at 6pm and The Business at 10.30pm were pre-empted on ABC 1 last night by the Jubilee thing.

  1. Seven News — 1.468 million
  2. Nine News (6pm) — 1.296 million
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.286 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.073 million
  5. ABC News (7pm) — 983,000
  6. Ten News (5pm) — 793,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 632,000
  8. The Project (Ten) (6.30pm) — 565,000
  9. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) (8pm) — 471,000
  10. The Project (Ten) (6pm) — 468,000
  11. Insight (SBS) (8.30pm) — 272,000
  12. Ten News (10.30pm) — 190,000
  13. SBS News (6.30pm) — 179,000
  14. Dateline (SBS) (9.30pm) — 143,000
  15. SBS News (10.30pm) — 67,000

In the morning: Ten’s Breakfast had another weak morning.

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 419,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 338,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) (9am) — 202,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) (9am) — 105,000
  5. The Circle (Ten) (9am) — 68,000
  6. News Breakfast (ABC) (6am) — 51,000 (+24,000)*
  7. Breakfast (Ten) (7am) — 26,000

*On News 24 simulcast

Metro FTA: Nine (3 channels) won with a share of 31.8%, from Seven (3) on 27.3%, Ten (3) was on 20.1%, the ABC (4) ended on 16.0% and SBS (2) was on 4.8%. Nine leads the week with 31.6% from Seven on 28.7% and Ten on 19.0%. Main Channels: Nine won with 27.4% from Seven with 20.6%, Ten was on 15.2%, ABC 1, 10.2% and SBS ONE, 3.8%. Nine leads the week with 26.5% from Seven on 22.0%, Ten on 14.0%.

Metro Digital: 7TWO won with a share of 3.8%, with News 24, 7mate and Eleven second with 2.9% each. GO was on 2.4%, ABC 2, 2.2%, Gem and ONE were on 2.0% each. SBS ONE was on 1.0% and ABC 3, 0.7%. the 10 digital channels FTA viewing share last night was a low 22.8%. 7TWO leads the week with 3.4% from 7mate on 3.3% and GO on 2.9%.

Metro including Pay TV: Nine (3 channels) won with a share of 26.3%, from Seven (3) on 22.6%, Ten (3) was on 16.7%, Pay TV (200 plus channels) was on 15.0%, the ABC (4) ended on 13.6% and SBS (2) was on 4.0%. The 15 FTA channels share of viewing last night was 85.0%, made up of 66.2% for the five main channels and a low 18.8% for the 10 digital channels.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox Sports 2 (3.6%)
  2. Fox 8 (2.9%)
  3. UKTV (2.0%)
  4.  TV 1 (1.8%)
  5. Lifestyle (1.6%)

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

  1. Rugby Union: Australia v. Scotland (Fox Sports 2) — 244,000
  2. The Simpsons (Fox 8) — 103,000
  3. Family Guy (Fox 8) — 99,000
  4. Futurama (Fox 8) — 97,000
  5. Storage Wars (A&E) — 93,000

Regional: WIN/NBN (3 channels) won the night with a share of 31.4%, from Prime/7Qld (3) on 30.2%, SC Ten (3) was on 19.5%, the ABC (4) was on 14.3% and SBS (2) was on 4.5%. WIN/NBN won the main channels with 25.5%, from Prime/7Qld on 22.6%. 7TWO won the digitals with 4.6%, with Eleven on 3.5% and GO on 3.1%. The 10 digitals had a share last night of 26.1%, much higher than the metros. News 24 also did well with a 2.9% share last night. WIN/NBN leads the week with 31.7% from Prime/7Qld on 30.8%.

The five most-watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. Seven News — 715,000
  2. Nine News — 603,000
  3. Packed to the Rafters — 595,000
  4. The Block — 584,000
  5. A Current Affair — 546,000

Major Metro Markets: Nine won overall and in the main channels in every metro market bar Perth where Seven was the clear winner. 7TWO won the digitals in Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth. It shared Brisbane with Eleven, which won Sydney. Nine leads the week in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Seven leads 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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