The Glenn Dyer breakdown: A big win for Seven has Nine’s lack of follow up programming after The Block and The Voice exposed. Yes, Nine had a big Sunday night and will have a big night tomorrow night with the third and final NRL State of Origin game. And Nine’s News and A Current Affair was again stronger than Seven in the key markets of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. But after 7pm, Nine had nothing and it ran fourth behind Seven, Ten and the ABC. It was the worst performance since before Easter.

Nine’s weak performance allowed Seven to grab a clean sweep of the five metro markets, which Nine couldn’t achieve on Sunday night with the grand final of The Block.

The audience for the Tour de France on SBS ONE at 10pm jumped from just 83,000 for the news at 9.30pm, to average 223,000 for the next couple of hours. There is a real audience for top class cycling. For the European Cup final between Spain and Italy early yesterday morning on SBS ONE, 135,000 watched in metro markets and 155,000 nationally (22,000 in regional markets).

Sunday night update:  The updated figures for Sunday night show that 60 Minutes didn’t average more than 1.76 million viewers. Adjusted for the late start because of The Block running over, 60 Minutes averaged just over 1.2 million for the hour from 8.46pm to 9.47pm.

Tonight: Winners & Losers on Seven. MasterChef and NCIS on Ten. Race For London on ABC 1. Nothing much on Nine. Tennis from Wimbledon on Seven and 7TWO tonight. The Tour de France is on SBS ONE from 10pm. Being Lara Bingle is on at 8pm tonight on Ten. Will it last?

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

  1. Revenge (Seven) — 2.018 million
  2. Seven News — 1.964 million
  3. Nine News — 1.944 million
  4. MasterChef (Ten) — 1.818 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.709 million
  6. The Amazing Race Australia (Seven) — 1.511 million
  7. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.468 million
  8. Australian Story (ABC 1) — 1.464 million
  9. ABC News — 1.414 million
  10. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.411 million

The Metro Winners:

  1. Revenge (Seven) (8.30pm) — 1.452 million
  2. MasterChef (Ten) (7pm) — 1.396 million
  3. Seven News (6pm) — 1.367 million
  4. Nine News (6pm) — 1.346 million
  5. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.232 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.148 million
  7. The Amazing Race Australia (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.101 million
  8. ABC News (7pm) — 1.042 million
  9. Australian Story (ABC) (8pm) — 1.019 million

The Losers: Where to start? Nine’s Tricky Business, 558,000 at 8pm. That won’t last. The Finder on Ten at 9.30pm, 392,000. Last Man Standing on Ten at  pm, 749,000, after nearly 1.4 million people had watched MasterChef. CSI Miami on Nine at 9pm, 313,000. All  turkeys.

Metro News & CA: Nine News and A Current Affair won Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Seven News and Today Tonight won Adelaide and Perth by margins big enough to give both more viewers in the five metro markets.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.367 million
  2. Nine News (6pm) — 1.346 million.
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.232 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.148 million
  5. ABC News (7pm) — 1.042 million
  6. Australian Story (ABC) (8pm) — 1.019 million
  7. Four Corners (ABC) (8.30pm) — 855,000
  8. Ten News (5pm) — 746,000
  9. Media Watch (ABC) (9.20pm) — 732,000
  10. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 727,000
  11. Q&A (ABC) (9.35pm) — 721,000
  12. The Project (Ten) (6.30pm) — 694,000
  13. The Project (ABC) (6pm) — 494,000
  14. Lateline (ABC) (10.35pm) — 254,000
  15. SBS News (6.30pm) — 175,000
  16. Ten News (Ten) (10.30pm) — 156,000
  17. The Business (ABC) (11.10pm) — 121,000
  18. SBS News (9.30pm) — 83,000
  19. The Drum (News 24) (6pm) — 50,000

*On News 24 simulcast

In the morning: Nine’s Mornings had another strong performance yesterday, as did Seven’s Mornings. And cutting one of the three hosts on Ten’s Breakfast didn’t help the ratings yesterday. Still in a rut.

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 345,000
  2. Today (Nine)(7am) — 314,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) (9am) — 208,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) (9am) — 169,000
  5. The Circle (Ten) (9am) — 61,000
  6. News Breakfast (ABC) (6am) –39,000 (+22,000)*
  7. Breakfast (Ten) (7am) — 30,000

*On News 24 simulcast

Metro FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 31.5%, from Ten (3) on 21.3%, Nine (3) was on 21.0%, the ABC (4) ended on 19.7% and SBS (2) was on 6.6%. Nine now leads the week narrowly from Seven, 29.7% to 29.6%. Ten is third with 19.0%. Main Channels: Seven won with a share of 23.9%, from Ten on 16.2%, ABC 1 on 15.4%, Nine on 13.8% and SBS ONE on 5.9%. Seven now leads the week with 22.9% from Nine in 22.8% and Ten on 14.1%.

Metro Digital: GO and 7TWO tied the night with 4.1% each. 7Mate was on 3.5%, Gem was on 3.1%, ABC 2 was on 2.8%, Eleven was on 2.6%, ONE ended on 2.4%, ABC 3, 0.9%, SBS TWO, 0.7% and News 24, 0.6%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA share last night of 24.7%. GO leads the week with 4.0%, with 7TWO on 3.6% and 7mate on 3.2% and Gem on 3.0%.

Metro including Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 26.2%, from Ten (3) on 17.7%, Nine (3) was on 17.5%, the ABC (4) ended on 16.4%, Pay TV (200 plus channels) ended on 14.7% and SBS (2) was on 5.5%. The 15 FTA channels share last night was 85.3%, with the five main channels share totalling 64.9% and the 10 digital channels share, 20.4%.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox Sports 2 (3.0%)
  2. Fox 8 (2.7%)
  3. Fox Sports 2 (1.9%)
  4. TV1 (1.9%)
  5. Nick Jr (1.9%)

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

  1. NRL: Canberra v St George (Fox Sports 2) — 288,000
  2. AFL: On The Couch (Fox Footy) — 122,000
  3. NRL: NRL XTRA (Fox Sports 2) — 120,000
  4. AFL: Open Mike (Fox Footy) — 111,000
  5. AFL: AFL 360 (Fox Footy) — 104,000

Regional: A win to Prime/7Qld (3 channels) with a share of 32.2% from WIN/NBN (3) on 24.0%, SC Ten (3) was on 18.7%, the ABC (4) was on 18.6% and SBS (2) ended on 6.5%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels with 22.7% from WIN/NBN on 15.6%, ABC 1 on 13.8% and SC Ten on 13.2%. The digitals were won by 7TWO with 4.8%, from GO on 5.0% and 7mate on 3.6%. The 10 digital channels FTA share last night totalled a high 29.2%. WIN/NBN leads the week with 31.7% from Prime/7Qld on 30.9%.

The five most-watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. Seven News — 598,000
  2. Nine News — 595,000
  3. Revenge — 567,000
  4. A Current Affair — 562,000
  5. Australian Story — 445,000

Major Metro Markets: An interesting night. Seven had a clean sweep in all five metro markets, both overall and the main channels. In Sydney, the ABC was third overall and ABC 1 was second in the main channels, while in Melbourne it was third in the main channels behind Ten. In Adelaide, ABC 1 was third in the main channels at the expense of Nine, with Ten second overall and in the main channels. In Perth, the ABC and ABC 1 was second overall and the main channels, with Ten third and Nine a very weak fourth. GO won the digitals in Sydney and Melbourne, 7TWO won Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Nine leads the week in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, but Seven leads in Adelaide and Perth and will win the week in both 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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