The Glenn Dyer breakdown: Seven’s night again. Ten’s MasterChef did OK, as it should have. MasterChef had 1.372 million metro viewers and 1.857 million nationally. Seven’s Winners & Losers averaged 1.008 million in metro markets and 1.462 million nationally. Just good enough.

Being Lara Bingle on Ten at 8pm: a notional 713,000, but adjusted for MasterChef running over (again), 684,000. It had 1.002 million national viewers. Hardly encouraging, especially as more than 800,000 people who were watching MasterChef nationally (and over 600,000 in metro markets) couldn’t be bothered hanging around for Ms Bingle. As expected, it did OK in the younger demos, but Seven’s Winners & Losers did better.

Tonight: Australia’s Got Talent on Seven from 7.30pm. MasterChef on Ten. The Voice on Nine. The final Myf Warhurst’s Nice on ABC 1. Ignore Randling afterwards, hundreds of thousands of viewers are. The Tour de France has its monster climbs. The stage to settle things after Frank Schleck was pinged for having a diuretic in his body overnight. The Tour will need a great day of racing.

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

  1. Seven News — 1.924 million
  2. MasterChef (Ten) — 1.857 million
  3. Nine News — 1.772 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.605 million
  5. Winners & Losers (Seven) — 1.462 million
  6. ABC News (7pm) — 1.425 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.352 million
  8. Once Upon a Time (Seven) — 1.351 million
  9. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.276 million
  10. NCIS (Ten, repeat) — 1.135 million

The Metro Winners:

  1. MasterChef (Ten) (7pm) — 1.372 million
  2. Seven News (6pm) — 1.306 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.230 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.050 million
  5. ABC News (7pm) — 1.026 million
  6. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.024 million
  7. Winners & Losers (Seven) (8.30pm) — 1.008 million

The Losers: Nine, from 7pm onwards. The network is deliberately running dead so far as programming is concerned. All because the Olympics.

Metro News & CA: Nine News and A Current Affair had big wins in Sydney and Melbourne. Seven News and Today Tonight won the rest.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.306 million
  2. Nine News (6pm) — 1.230 million
  3. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.050 million
  4. ABC News (7pm) — 1.026 million
  5. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.024 million
  6. Ten News (5pm) — 695,000
  7. The Project (Ten) (6.30pm) — 650,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 646,000
  9. The Project (Ten) (6pm) — 426,000
  10. Ten News (10.30pm) — 231,000
  11. SBS News (9.30pm) — 188,000
  12. SBS News (6.30pm) — 159,000
  13. Lateline (ABC) (10.35pm) — 156,000.
  14. The Business (ABC) (11.10pm) — 99,00
  15. The Drum (News 24) (6pm) — 23,000

In the morning: Sunrise moved back in front of Today. Ten’s Breakfast lost viewers. It’s a flop, face it Ten!

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 345,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) —  314,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) (9am) — 205,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) (9am) — 132,000
  5. The Circle (Ten) (9am) — 47,000
  6. News Breakfast (ABC) (6am) — 44,000 (+26,000)*
  7. Breakfast (Ten) (7am) — 26,000

*On News 24 simulcast

Metro FTA: Seven (3 channels) won the night with 28.8% from Ten with 24.3%, Nine (3) was third on 23.3%, the ABC (4) ended with 17.2% and SBS (2) was on 6.4%. Seven leads the week with 30.9% from Nine on 24.1% and Ten with 22.3%. Main Channels: Seven won with a share of 21.6%, from Ten with 18.6%, Nine was on 15.3%, ABC 1 was on 12.1% and SBS ONE ended with 5.3%. Seven leads the week with 23.7% from Nine on 17.2% and Ten with 16.95.

Metro Digital: GO won with a share of 5.2% from 7TWO on 4.2%, ABC 2 was third with 32.%, 7mate was on 3.0%, ONE was on 2.9%, Gem ended with 2.8%, as did Eleven. SBS TWO and ABC 3 ended with 1.1% and News 24 ended with 0.9%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA share last night of a high 28.2%. GO still leads the week with 4.5%, from 7TWO with 3.&% and 7mate on 3.4%.

Metro including Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won the night with 23.6% from Ten with 19.9%, Nine (3) was third on 19.1%, the ABC (4) ended with 14.2% and SBS (2) was on 5.2%. Pay TV (200 plus channels) had a share last night of 15.5%.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox 8 (3.0%)
  2. TV1 (2.4%)
  3. Lifestyle (2.1%)
  4. Fox Classics (1.8%)
  5. A&E and Sky News (1.6%)

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

  1. AFL: AFL 360 (Fox Footy) — 93,000
  2. AFL: AFL Insider (Fox Footy ) — 79,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox 8) — 74,000
  4. Family Guy (Fox 8) — 74,000
  5. Futurama (Fox 8) — 71,000

Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won with a share of 30.8%, from WIN/NBN (3) on 24.9%, SC Ten (3) was on 23.0%, the ABC (4) ended on 14.8% and SBS (2) was on 6.5%. Prime/7Two won the main channels with 21.1% from SC Ten with 16.5% with WIN/NBN on 15.9%. 7TWO and GO won the digitals with 5.5% each %. The 10 digital channels had a high FTA share last night  of 31.3%. Prime/7Qld lead the week with 33.3% from WIN/NBN on 25.1%.

The five most-watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. Seven News — 617,000
  2. A Current Affair — 551,000
  3. Nine News — 541,000
  4. MasterChef — 485,000
  5. Winners & Losers — 453,000

Major Metro Markets: Another clean sweep for Seven, overall and the main channels. Nine was very weak, pushed out of the top 3 in the main channels in Adelaide and Perth. Ten was second overall and the main channels in Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne and second in the main channels in Sydney and Melbourne. GO’s Batman movie won the digitals in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth and shared Melbourne with 7TWO, which won Adelaide. Seven leads Nine and Ten in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Seven leads Ten and Nine 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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