The Glenn Dyer breakdown: Nine ran dead again and handed the night to Seven, and made it easier for Ten to do well. In fact, Nine finished the night in third spot as another night of auditions from the US version of The Voice failed to enthuse viewers. Despite that, Nine is backing up again tonight for another hiding.

So Seven won and Ten was second. For a second night, Nine was again very, very weak in Perth.

Being Lara Bingle on Ten averaged 650,000 metro viewers and 931,000 nationally. That’s down 10% from a week ago, and 880,000 less than the MasterChef audience. But it still beat the US version of The Voice on Nine which had 635,000 metro and 920,000 national viewers over two excruciating hours from 7pm.

Tonight: Myf Warhurst’s Nice and Randling on ABC 1. The Tour de France is back on SBS ONE from 10pm. Nine has more auditions from the US version of The Voice for two hours. Seven has Australia’s Got Talent, Ten has MasterChef and then Offspring.

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

  1. Seven News — 1.899 million
  2. Nine News — 1.809 million
  3. MasterChef (Ten) — 1.777 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.553 million
  5. Winners & Losers (Seven) — 1.535 million
  6. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.418 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.408 million
  8. Once Upon a Time (Seven) — 1.404 million
  9. ABC News — 1.468 million
  10. NCIS (Ten) — 1.226 million

The Metro Winners:

  1. MasterChef (Ten) (7pm) — 1.330 million
  2. Seven News (6pm) — 1.270 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.216 million
  4. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.156 million
  5. Winners & Losers (Seven) (8.30pm) — 1.073 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.004 million

The Losers: Nine, from 7pm onwards. It showed contempt for viewers by programming two hours of auditions for the US version of The Voice after viewers showed on Monday night they didn’t want it. Fairly Legal debuted on Seven at 10.15pm, 281,000. Not good.

Metro News & CA: Nine News won Sydney and Melbourne, but Seven News had bigger win in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. A Current Affair beat Today Tonight in Sydney and Melbourne, but Today Tonight had big wins as well in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.270 million
  2. Nine News (6pm) — 1.216 million
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.156 million
  4. Winners & Losers (Seven) (8.30pm) — 1.073 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.004 million
  6. ABC News (7pm) — 956,000
  7. Ten News (5pm) — 805,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 674,000
  9. The Project (Ten) (6.30pm) — 637,000
  10. The Project (Ten) (6pm) — 468,000
  11. Ten News (10.30pm) — 222,000
  12. SBS News (6.30pm) — 185,000
  13. SBS News (9.30pm) — 177,000
  14. Lateline (ABC) (10.35pm) — 142,000
  15. The Business (ABC) (11.10pm) — 88,000
  16. The Drum (News 24) (10pm) — 31,000

In the morning: Holidays again hit the audiences of Sunrise and Today. Could that explain the sharp fall for Ten’s struggling Breakfast, after the jump on Monday morning?

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 281,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 271,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) (9am) — 192,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) (9am) — 128,000
  5. The Circle (Ten) (9am) — 58,000
  6. News Breakfast (ABC) (6am) — 51,000 (+22,000)*
  7. Breakfast (Ten) (7am) — 27,000

*On News 24 simulcast

Metro FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 29.2% from Ten (3) on 25.7%, Nine (3) was third with 22.7%, the ABC (4) was on 16.4% and SBS (2) ended on 6.1%. Seven leads the week with 31.4% from Nine on 24.5% and Ten on 21.5%. Main Channels: Seven won with 22.0%, from Ten on 18.7%, Nine was on 15.9%, ABC 1 was on 11.4% and SBS ONE was on 5.1%. Seven leads the week with 23.9% from Nine on 18.1% and Ten with 15.8%.

Metro Digital: GO won with a share of 4.4%, from 7mate on 4.0%, Eleven ended on 3.6%, ONE was on 3.3%, 7TWO and ABC 2 were on 3.1% each, Gem ended on 2.5%, ABC 3 was on 1.2%, SBS TWO, 1.0% and News 24, 0.7%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA viewing share last night of 26.9%. 7TWO leads the week with 3.9% from GO on 3.7% and 7Mate on 3.6%.

Metro including Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 23.7% from Ten (3) on 20.8%, Nine (3) was third with 28.5%, Pay TV (200 plus channels) ended on 16.5%, the ABC (4) was on 13.3% and SBS (2) ended on 5.0%. The 15 FTA channels total share of viewing was 83.5%, with the five main channels share on 61.8% and the 10 digital channels on a 21.7% share.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox 8 (3.2%)
  2. Lifestyle (2.5%)
  3. TV 1 (2.4%)
  4. Fox Classics (1.9%)
  5. A&E (1.7%)

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

  1. AFL: AFL 360 (Fox Footy) — 90,000
  2. Family Guy (Fox 8) — 82,000
  3. Futurama (Fox 8) — 82,000
  4. Keeping Up Appearances (Fox Classics) — 75,000
  5. The Simpsons (Fox 8) — 72,000

Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won with a share of 31.1%, from WIN/NBN (3) on 25.4%; Ten (3) was on 23.0%,  the ABC (4) was on 14.3% and SBS (2) finished with 6.2%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels with 22.3% from WIN/NBN on 17.1%. GO and 7TWO won the digitals with 4.6% each, with 7mate on 4.3%. The 10 digital channels FTA share last night was a high 30.3%. Prime/7Qld lead the week with 33.0% and from WIN/NBN on 27.2%.

The five most-watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. Seven News — 629,000
  2. Nine News — 593,000
  3. A Current Affair — 551,000
  4. Once Upon a Time — 466,000
  5. Winners & Losers — 463,000

Major Metro Markets: A clean sweep again for Seven. Seven won overall and the main channels in every market. Ten was second in every market and Nine was third, except in Perth where the ABC pushed into 4th spot for another weak night. GO won the digitals in Sydney and Adelaide and shared Melbourne with 7mate, which won Brisbane. Eleven won Perth. Seven leads the week everywhere: in Sydney and Melbourne Nine is second and Ten third, in Brisbane and Adelaide. In Perth its Ten second and Nine third.

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

*Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

Peter Fray

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