The Glenn Dyer breakdown: Seven won overall, but Nine won the main channels and did well in the demos thanks to Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year, while MasterChef was again the success for Ten and topped the night in metro markets with almost 1.3 million viewers, but it slipped to third nationally with 1.733 million.

Nine’s Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year, like the euro currency, slipped last night. It averaged 1.183 million metro viewers and 1.654 million nationally. A week ago, with The Block as the lead in, it averaged 1.411 million metro viewers and 2.013 million national viewers. So the 300,000 plus fall in the national audience was a big ouch! Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year are not as well liked in regional areas as they in metro markets, just as MasterChef is on the nose a bit with regional viewers. Their lack of enthusiasm for the program saw it fail to keep its top spot nationally last night.

Tonight: NRL on Nine, AFL on Seven (main channel and 7mate in different markets) and Pay TV . Wimbledon tennis on Seven after the AFL and on 7TWO. The men’s semi-finals, possibly the best match of the tournament in Federer v Djokovic. The ABC has Silent Witness (it’s another annoying two-parter) on ABC 1. The Tour de France is on SBS1 from 10pm. By the way, in northern markets, Seven has Better Homes and Gardens and then Mrs Brown’s Boys, which means Seven is burning up episodes to prop up a split schedule while the AFL is in other markets. Ten has MasterChef from 7pm.

Saturday: AFL on Seven in the late afternoon and evening on the main channel and 7mate. Also on Pay TV, which also has NRL as well. The ABC has Death in Paradise on ABC 1. The Tour de France is on SBS One at 10pm. There’s tennis on Seven and 7TWO (Women’s Final) and there’s a One Day International cricket game on Gem. It could really be on Nine’s main channel given the boring repeats and movies programmed.

Sunday: The morning chats. AFL on Seven (main channel and 7mate) and Pay TV. NRL on Nine and Pay TV. Domestic Blitz returns to Nine at 6.30pm, then 60 Minutes. Seven has Sunday Night. Billy Connolly’s Route 66 and then Downton Abbey. Ten has MasterChef and SBS has the Tour de France from 10pm. The ABC has the final episode of Sporting Nation and then Wallander.

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

  1. Seven News — 1.879 million
  2. Nine News — 1.805 million
  3. MasterChef (Ten) — 1.733 million
  4. Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year (Nine) — 1.654 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.648 million
  6. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.423 million
  7. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.329 million
  8. ABC News — 1.198 million
  9. The Big Bang Theory — 1.096 million
  10. Hot Seat (Nine) — 1.062 million

The Metro Winners:

  1. MasterChef (Ten) (7pm) — 1.299 million
  2. Seven News (6pm) — 1.282 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.242 million
  4. Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year (Nine) (8pm) — 1.183 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.110 million
  6. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.056 million

The Losers: Grey’s Anatomy at 9pm on Seven. Suffering because of the split schedule between AFL and NRL states.

Metro News & CA: Nine News and A Current Affair won Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Seven News and Today Tonight won Adelaide and Perth,

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.282 million
  2. Nine News (6pm) — 1.242 million
  3. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.110 million
  4. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.056 million
  5. ABC News (7pm) — 845,000
  6. Ten News (5pm) — 663,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 591,000
  8. The Project (Ten) (6.30pm) — 575,000
  9. The Project (Ten) (6pm) — 397,000
  10. Lateline (ABC) (10.25pm) — 227,000.
  11. SBS  News (6.30pm) — 203,000
  12. SBS ONE (9.30pm) — 137,000
  13. The Business (ABC) (11pm) — 116,000
  14. The Drum (News 24) (6pm) — 49,000

In the morning:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 330,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 290,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) (7am) — 205,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) (9am) — 136,000
  5. The Circle (Ten) (9am) — 56,000
  6. News Breakfast (ABC) (6am) — 49,000 (+22,000)*
  7. Breakfast (Ten) (7am) — 31,000

*On News 24 simulcast

Metro FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 27.5%, from Nine (3) on 26.2%, Ten (3) was on 22.5%, the ABC (4) was on 16.3% and SBS (2) ended on 7.5%. Nine leads the week with 30.2%, from Seven on 27.4% and Ten on 20.8%. Main Channels: Nine won with a share of 21.3% from Seven on 20.2%, Ten was on 15.9%, ABC 1 ended with 12.1% and SBS ONE was on 6.7%. Nine leads the week with 24.3% with Seven on 20.4% and Ten on 15.5%.

Metro Digital: Eleven won with a share of 4.0%, with 7TWO on 3.8%, 7mate was on 3.5%, ONE and GO were on 2.5% each, ABC 2 and Gem ended with 2.4% each, ABC 3 was on 1.1%, SBS TWO, 0.8% and News 24 was on 0.7%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA share last night of 23.7%. 7TWO leads the week with 3.7% from 7mate and GO on 3.3% each and Eleven with 3.2%.

Metro including Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 23.0%, from Nine (3) on 21.9%, Ten (3) was on 18.8%, Pay TV (200 plus channels) ended with 14.2%, the ABC (4) was on 13.7% and SBS (2) ended on 6.3%. The 15 FTA channels share of viewing last night was 85.8%. The 10 digital channels share totalled 19.9%, the five channels share was 65.8%.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox 8 (2.9%)
  2. TV1 (2.4%)
  3. Lifestyle (2.3%)
  4. Cartoon Network (1.7%)
  5. Fox Sports 3 (1.6%)

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

  1. Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare (Lifestyle) — 105,000
  2. The Simpsons (Fox 8) — 80,000
  3. AFL: AFL 360 (Fox Footy) — 80,000
  4. Family Guy (Fox 8) — 76,000
  5. Gold Rush (Discovery) — 68,000

Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won overall with a share of 31.9% from WIN/NBN (3) on 27.3%, SC Ten (3) was on 19.6%, the ABC (4) was on 14.9% and SBS (2) was on 6.2%. WIN/NBN was with a share of 21.3%, from Prime/7Qld on 21.0%. 7mate won the digitals with 5.8% from 7TWO on 5.1% and Eleven on 4.3%. The 10 digitals had a high 31.7% FTA share last night. WIN/NBN lead the week on 32.8% from Prime/7Qld on 29.3%.

The five most-watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. Seven News — 597,000
  2. Nine News — 563,000
  3. A Current Affair — 540,000
  4. Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year — 472,000
  5. Home and Away — 449,000

Major Metro Markets: Nine won overall and the main channels in Melbourne and Brisbane. In Sydney Seven won overall, but Nine won the main channels. In Adelaide and Perth it was Seven overall and the main channels. In Perth ABC 12 pushed Ten out of third in the main channels. In the digitals Eleven won Sydney and Brisbane, 7TWO won Melbourne and Adelaide and 7mate won Perth. Nine leads Seven and Ten in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Seven leads Nine and Ten 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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