Before we get to last night, a couple of finals tonight. Media Watch loses Jonathan Holmes tonight, and he will be missed. House Rules ends tonight on Seven (and will be back with a second series just announced by Seven).

Last night Nine’s in a close one, as 60 Minutes, The Block and and 6pm news  were too strong for Sunday Night, House Rules and Seven news in metro markets. Seven reversed that result in regional markets and won solidly, with House Rules, A Place To Call Home and Sunday Night leading the way.

Some interesting movements yesterday: The Observer Effect on SBS ONE at 8.30pm slipped back to just 133,000 national/ 99,000/ 34,000 regional/  metro viewers, losing all the gains of the week before. In the morning, the gloss came off the Financial Review Sunday program on Nine, and it lost 60,000 viewers to 165,000 metro viewers yesterday. It had 259,000 national and 94,000 regional viewers. Not very good.

In the battle of the Sunday morning chats, Insiders on ABC1 and News 24 easily topped the morning, with  a total of 535,000 viewers across the country, compared with 529,000 for Weekend Sunrise and 436,000 for Weekend Today and a weak 220,000 for the 10am edition of The Bolt Report and 183,000 for his 4pm repeat and accounted for the politicised Financial Review Sunday, which seemed like a blast from the recent past with the Business Council’s Tony Shepherd and The AFR‘s Jennifer Hewitt as the “expert” panel.

The family battle at 8.30pm was again won by A Place To Call Home on Seven (1.980 million national/ 1.246 million/ 616,000 regional viewers), with House Husbands  at 1.428 million national/ 1.021 million metro/ 407,000 regional viewers and The Time of Our Lives on ABC1 slipping back to average 1.003 million national/ 694,000 metro/ 309,000 regional viewers. It deserved more.

Last week: Nine won last week, overall and the main channels thanks to the second State of Origin, which was the week’s top program with 3.62 million viewers across the country.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine  (31.5%)
  2. Seven (30.1%)
  3. Ten (18.5%)
  4. ABC (14.0%)
  5. SBS (5.9%)

Network main channels>:

  1. Nine (23.7%)
  2. Seven (22.9%)
  3. Ten (12.4%)
  4. ABC1 (11.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.9%)

Top five digital channels: 

  1. 7mate,  GO (4.0%)
  2. Gem (3.8%)
  3. ONE (3.5%)
  4. 7TWO (3.2%)
  5. Eleven (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 2.264 million
  2. The Block (Nine) — 2.204 million
  3. Nine News — 2.199 million
  4. House Rules (Seven) – 2.060 million
  5. Seven News — 2.052 million
  6. A Place To Call Home (Seven) — 1.980 million
  7. Sunday Night (Seven) — 1.837 million
  8. House Husbands (Nine) — 1.428 million
  9. Grand Designs (ABC1) — 1.316 million
  10. ABC1 News — 1.274 million

Top metro programs:

  1. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.585 million
  2. The Block (Nine) — 1.503 million
  3. Nine News– 1.503 million
  4. Seven News — 1.365 million
  5. House Rules (Seven) — 1.280 million
  6. A Place To Call Home (Seven) — 1.246 million
  7. Sunday Night (Seven) — 1.189 million
  8. House Husbands (Nine) n– 1.189 million

Losers:  No one really because viewers had ample choice for most of the night with a couple of exceptions: the second episode of the The Years That Made Us on ABC1 at 9.30pm — 517,000 national/331,000 metro/ 186,000 regional viewers. Just fails to connect with viewers. MasterChef on Ten — 936,000 national/ 683,000 metro/ 252,000 regional viewers). Like a slowly sinking souffle, it also fails to reconnect to viewers as it did at its peak.
Metro news and current affairs:
 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.585 million

  1. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.585 million
  2. Nine News– 1.503 million
  3. Seven New— 1.365 million
  4. Sunday Night (Seven) — 1.189 million
  5. ABC1 News  – 850,000
  6. Ten News — 596,000
  7. SBS ONE News — 201,000
  8. The Observer Effect (SBS ONE) — 99,000

Metro morning TV:

  1. Offsiders (ABC1, 250,000 News 24, 107,000)  – 357,000
  2. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 338,000
  3. Weekend Today (Nine) — 301,000
  4. Landline (ABC1) – 200,000
  5. Offsiders (ABC1) — 178,000
  6. The Bolt Report (Ten) — 169,000
  7. Meet The Press repeat (Ten) — 169,000
  8. Financial Review Sunday  (Nine) – 165,000
  9. Inside Business (ABC1) — 163,000
  10. The Bolt Report repeat (Ten) — 121,000
  11. Meet The Press (Ten) — 120,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox  Footy – (5.8%)
  2. Fox Sports 1  – (3.4%)
  3. TV 1 — (2.4%)
  4. LifeStyle – (1.8%).
  5. Fox Sports 3 – (1.7%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: Richmond v St Kilda (Fox Footy) — 231,000
  2. AFL: Hawthorn v Brisbane (Fox Footy) — 191,000
  3. NRL: Newcastle v Gold Coast (Fox Sports 1) – 182,000
  4. NRL:Nth Qld v Cronulla  (Fox Sports 1) – 172,000
  5. AFL: After The Bounce  (Fox Footy) – 148,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM. (All shares on the basis of combined overnight 6pm to midnight all people.) Plus network reports.

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