The Glenn Dyer breakdown: Seven won All People however, like Monday and Sunday night, it seems to have fallen short of what it should have received last night. Perhaps it was a bad move to get David Leckie to quit as CEO of Seven West Media and replace him with an oil and gas explorer in Don Voelte. The oomph seems to be fading from Seven’s schedule. Nine and Ten did better in the demos with The Block and MasterChef, although Winners & Losers did well in the female demos.

Seven’s weakness between 6pm and 7pm in Sydney and Melbourne was again evident last night, especially in Melbourne. Seven has also lost ground after 7pm in Sydney and Melbourne, while it is not as dominant as it has been in Brisbane. Seven is being saved from falling further behind Nine by dominant performances in Adelaide and Perth where the Nine affiliates (which are owned by Bruce Gordon’s WIN) remain weak, especially in Perth.

Ten’s The Project last night verged on the ignorant, thanks to a combination of the hosts and guest, Paul Henry of Ten’s unwatched Breakfast. The “team” got around to talking about ‘‘ethnic enclaves“. It ignored past behaviour by migrants, but concentrated on possible “divisions” in the community. The silly debate was nothing new. The guest from the Islamic Council of Victoria battled to make the “team” understand their stupidity. “Ethnic aliens, ghettoising and never assimilating” were contributions from Mr Henry, a recent arrival in Australia from New Zealand.

Tonight: Myf Warhurt’s Nice at 8pm on ABC 1. MasterChef  is on Ten, The Block is on Nine. The big question for the night is whether Australia’s Got Talent fires for Seven at 7.30pm for 90 minutes. Seven starts a supposed comedy from the BBC called Mrs Brown’s Boys at 9pm. Wimbledon on 7TWO, then Seven’s main channel.

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

  1. The Block (Nine)  — 2.086 million
  2. Seven News — 2.031 million
  3. Nine News — 1.871 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.751 million
  5. Winners & Losers (Seven) — 1.574 million
  6. MasterChef (Ten) — 1.458 million
  7. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.375 million
  8. ABC News — 1.347 million
  9. One Upon a Time  (Seven) — 1.338 million
  10. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.320 million

The Metro Winners:

  1. The Block (Nine) (7pm) — 1.463 million
  2. Seven News (6pm) — 1.387 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.291 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.163 million
  5. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.117 million
  6. Winners & Losers (Seven) (8.30pm) — 1.074 million
  7. MasterChef (Ten) (7pm) — 1.066 million
  8. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) (8pm) — 1.035 million

The Losers: Being Lara Bingle on Ten, at 8pm, 684,000. I may have to revise my belief that Ten will stick with this turkey. Even if it did well in the demos, that is a weak set of numbers. Two Broke Girls on Nine at 9pm, 587,000. Two and a Half Men at 9.30pm on Nine, 466,000. Are those weak figures why Nine didn’t finish in front of Seven in All People last night?

Metro News & CA: Seven News had a narrow win in Sydney over Nine, but lost Melbourne by 118,000 viewers, a whipping. Seven News won Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. A Current Affair won Sydney and Melbourne (the latter by 136,000 viewers). Today Tonight won Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.387 million
  2. Nine News (6pm) — 1.291 million
  3. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.163 million
  4. Today Tonight (Seven, 6.30 – 7 pm) — 1.117 million
  5. ABC News (7pm) — 952,000
  6. Ten News (5pm) — 741,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 679,000
  8. The Project (Ten) (6.30pm) — 616,000
  9. The Project (Ten) (6pm) — 446,000
  10. Ten News (10.30pm) — 190,000
  11. SBS News (6.30pm) — 176,000
  12. Lateline (ABC) (10.40pm) — 171,000
  13. The Business (ABC) (11.15pm) — 105,000
  14. SBS News (10.30pm) — 99,000
  15. The Drum (News 24) (10pm) — 50,000

*On News 24 simulcast

In the morning: Another weak morning for Ten’s Breakfast. When will viewers be put out of their misery?

  1. Today (Nine) (7am) — 335,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 334,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) (9am) — 221,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) (9am) — 133,000
  5. The Circle (Ten) (9am) — 57,000
  6. News Breakfast (ABC) (6am) –51,000 (+26,000)*
  7. Breakfast (Ten) (7am) — 27,000

Metro FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 29.4%, from Nine (3) on 27.3%, Ten (3) was on 22.3%, the ABC (4) was on 15.2% and SBS (2) ended with 5.8%. Seven leads the week with 29.9% from Nine on 28.4% and Ten on 21.1%. Main Channels: Seven and Nine tied with a share of 21.2% each, with Ten on 16.0%, ABC 1 on 11.0% and SBS ONE on 4.5%. Seven leads the week with 22.7% from Nine on 21.9% and Ten on 15.3%.

Metro Digital: the tennis from Wimbledon saw 7TWO win with a share of 5.2%, from GO and Eleven on 3.4% each. ONE and 7mate ended with 2.8%, Gem, 2.7%, ABC 2, 2.5%, SBS ONE, 1.4%, ABC 3, 0.9% and News 24, 0.7%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA share last night of 26.0%. 7TWO now leads the week on 4.0% from GO on 3.9% and 7mate on 3.3%.

Metro including Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 24.2%, from Nine (3) on 22.5%, Ten (3) was on 18.3%, Pay TV (200 plus channels) was on 14.8%, the ABC (4) was on 12.5% and SBS (2) ended with 4.8%. the 15 FTA channels had a total viewing share last night of 85.2%. The 10 digital channels share was 20.4%, the five main channels share was 64.8%.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox 8 (3.8%)
  2. Fox Sports 2 (2.4%)
  3. TV1 (2.1%)
  4. Fox Classics (1.9%)
  5. Lifestyle (1.9%)

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

  1. Camp Orange (Nickelodeon) — 84,000
  2. Family Guy (Fox 8) — 79,000
  3. Eastenders (UKTV) — 78,000
  4. AFL: AFL 360 (Fox Footy) — 77,000
  5. The Simpsons (Fox 8) — 76,000

Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won the night with 32.3% from WIN/NBN (3) on 28.2%, SC Ten( 3) was on 20.5%, the ABC (4) was on 13.8% and SBS (2) ended on 5.2%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels narrowly with 22.0% from WIN/NBN on 21.6%. 7TWO won the digitals with 7.2% (thanks to Wimbledon), with GO on 3.4%, Gem, ONE and Eleven each with 3.2%. The 10 digital channels had a total FTA share last night of a high 29.1%.

The five most-watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. Seven News — 648,000
  2. The Block — 623,000
  3. A Current Affair — 587,000
  4. Nine News — 579,000
  5. Winners & Losers — 501,000

Major Metro Markets: Another “usual” night in that Nine did well in Sydney and Melbourne and Seven did well in the west. While Seven won Sydney overall, Nine won the main channels, and won both in Melbourne. Seven won overall and the main channels in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. In the digitals, 7TWO won Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, while GO won Brisbane. Nine still leads the week in Sydney and Melbourne. in Brisbane Nine and Seven share the lead, while Seven is a very big leader in Adelaide and Perth, which is keeping Seven ahead of Nine nationally.

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

*Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

Peter Fray

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