The Glenn Dyer breakdown: Seven won again thanks to The X Factor. Ten did poorly, with Puberty Blues dipping, again. And Nine is really on the nose in Perth as Big Brother and The Farmer Wants a Wife do worse than some of Ten’s offerings. Nine’s Dallas remake tanked, again, and looks terminal.

Ten’s generosity to its commercial rivals and the ABC will continue this week and the national broadcaster will run third for a third week. Is that an unprecedented run?

Go Back to Where You Came From again did well on SBS ONE with 652,000 metro and 850,000 national viewers, down from  the debut’s 752,000 metro and  1.053 million metro viewers. Gruen Planet on ABC 1 at 8.30pm dipped to 810,000 metro and 1.150 million national viewers.

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Tonight: The usual split round for Seven tonight from 7.30pm to 8.30pm with Better Homes and Gardens in AFL markets and a program called Mighty Ships in NRL areas. Seven then unites for Mrs Brown’s Boys, then a repeat of the old standby, The Vicar of Dibley. Ten has repeats of Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals and then its Game Plan footy shows. Nine then has not only an hour of Big Brother, but half an hour of Big Brother: Confidential at 8pm. It then continues to yobbo humour with back to back repeats of The Big Bang Theory and then the various Footy Shows at 9.30pm. SBS has the third and final episode of Go Back to Where You Came From. The ABC has Catalyst. The ABC starts its coverage of the London Paralympics on ABC 1 at 6pm and ABC 2 from 7pm. It has a repeat of Midsomer Murders at 8.30pm on ABC 1.

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

  1. The X Factor (Seven) — 2.06 million
  2. Seven News — 1.731 million
  3. Nine News — 1.609 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.541 million
  5. Big Brother — 1.428 million
  6. ABC News — 1.417 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.409 million
  8. Criminal Minds (Seven) — 1.387 million
  9. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.309 million
  10. The Farmer Wants a Wife (Nine) — 1.272 million

The Metro Winners:

  1. The X Factor (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.435 million
  2. Seven News (6pm) — 1.180 million
  3. Big Brother (Nine) (7pm) — 1.106 million
  4. Nine News — 1.106 million
  5. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.071 million
  6. ABC News (7pm) — 1.042 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.008 million

The Losers: Ten, again. I Will Survive at 7.30pm: 360,000 metro and 510,000 national viewers. The end is nigh, but not for Ten, there’s another two and a bit months of ratings to go. The end can’t come quickly enough.

Nine’s Dallas … is a turkey. Episode 1 had 368,000 metro viewers at 9pm (527,000 national viewers) and episode 2 had 258,000 (and 357,000 national viewers).

Metro News & CA: Nine News won Sydney and Melbourne, Seven News won the rest. A Current Affair won Sydney and Melbourne, Today Tonight won the rest.

  1. Seven News (6pm)– 1.180 million
  2. Nine News (6pm) — 1.106 million.
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.071 million
  4. ABC News (7pm) — 1.042 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 1.008 million
  6. 7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 719,000
  7. Ten News (Ten) (5pm) — 674,000
  8. The Project (Ten) (6.30pm) — 569,000
  9. The Project (Ten) (6pm) — 431,000
  10. Lateline (ABC) (10.40pm) — 233,000
  11. SBS News (6.30pm) — 179,000
  12. Ten News (10.30pm) — 147,000
  13. The Business (ABC) (11.15pm) — 138,000
  14. SBS News (10.30pm) — 72,000
  15. The Drum (News 24) (10pm) — 38,000

In the morning: A spark of life for Ten’s Breakfast yesterday morning, but will it last?

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 383,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 332,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) (9am) — 179,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) (9am) — 118,000
  5. News Breakfast (ABC) (7am) — 51,000 (+25,000)*
  6. Breakfast (Ten) (7am) — 49,000

*On News 24 simulcast

Metro FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 32.8% from Nine (3) on 23.5%, the ABC (4) was on 18.3%, Ten (3) ended on 17.6% and SBS (2) was on 7.8%. Seven leads the week with 31.4% from Nine on 29.2% and the ABC with 17.8% and Ten on 14.9%. Main Channels: Seven won with 23.0% from Nine on 17.7%, ABC 1 was on 13.6%, Ten was on 11.0% and SBS ONE was on 7.1%. Nine still leads the week with 23.1% from Seven on 22.7% and ABC 1 on 13.6. Ten is on 9.5%.

Metro Digital: 7mate won with a share of 5.0% from 7TWO on 4.8%, Eleven with 4.1%, GO on 3.4%, ABC 2 on 3.3%, ONE on 2.5%, Gem was on 2.4%, and News 24, ABC 3 and SBS TWO ended with 0.7% each. The 10 digital channels had an FTA viewing share of 27.6%. 7mate leads the week with 4.4% from 7TWO on 4.3% and GO on 3.3%.

Metro including Pay TV: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 27.5% from Nine (3) on 19.7%, the ABC (4) was on 15.4%, Ten (3) ended on 14.8% and SBS (2) was on 6.6%. The 15 FTA channels had a total share last night of 85.8%. The 10 digital channels share was a high 23.1%, the five main channels share was 62.7%. Pay TV’s 200 plus channels on Foxtel had a 14.2% share last night.

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox 8 (3.2%)
  2. LifeStyle (2.4%)
  3. TV1 (2.2%)
  4. Discovery (1.8%)
  5. Fox Footy (1.6%)

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

  1. AFL: AFL 360 (Fox Footy) — 94,000
  2. The Simpsons (Fox 8) — 94,000
  3. Location, Location, Location Australia (LifeStyle) — 78,000
  4. Futurama (Fox 8) — 71,000
  5. The Simpsons (Fox 8) — 64,000

Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won with a share of 34.5%, from WIN/NBN (3) on 26.3%, the ABC (4) was on 17.1%, SC Ten (2) ended on 15.0% and SBS (2) was on 7.0%. The main channels were won by Prime/7Qld on 22.9%, with WIN/NBN on 19.9%, ABC 1 was on 12.1% and SC Ten ended with 8.6%. 7TWO win the digitals with 6.6% from 7mate on 5.0% and Eleven with 3.8%. The 120 digital channels had a high FTA viewing share of 29.1% last night. Prime/7Qld lead the week with 33.1%, from WIN/NBN on 29.3%.

The five most-watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. The X Factor — 629,000
  2. Seven News — 551,000
  3. A Current Affair — 534,000
  4. Nine News — 503,000
  5. Home and Away — 433,000

Major Metro Markets: A mixed night, especially in Adelaide and Perth. But Seven had another clean sweep, both overall and the main channels. Nine was second in both in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. In Adelaide it was second overall and third in the main channels, with ABC 1 second in the main channels. In Perth Ten finished second overall and the ABC third. But in the main channels, ABC 1 finished second and Nine was third. ABC 1 was third in the main channels in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. 7TWO won Adelaide and shared Sydney with 7mate, which also won Melbourne and Perth. Eleven won Brisbane. Seven leads Nine and the ABC everywhere bar Melbourne where its Nine leading Seven and the ABC.

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

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

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