Thanks to the Test cricket, Nine won All People, but Seven just won the main channels in metro markets. In the regions Seven won both, with a big win in the main channels.

It’s not a good look for Big Brother, between you and me, that the thrills of a live eviction no longer have the same buzz for the core audience. Look at last night — the audience was just OK —1.300 million national/ 972,000 metro/ 328,000 regional viewers. Big Brother had Hamish and Andy’s Gap Asia Year (1.693,000 national/ 1.228 million metro/ 465,000 regional viewers) as a lead in from 7pm for the live eviction episode last night, but that failed to deliver with nearly 400,000 of the core audience turning off.

Over on Seven, The X Factor again dominated with 2.119 million national/1.422 million metro/ 697,000 regional viewers, from 7.30 to 8.40pm.  The second episode of Mr Selfridge averaged 1.273 million/ 823,000 metro/ 450,000 regional viewers. But that was enough to be the most watched program until 9.30pm when Q&A on ABC1 took over (993,000 national/718,000 metro/ 275,000 regional viewers).

Australian Story on ABC1 at 8pm (1.273 million nationally/ 839,000 regional/ 434,000 regional viewers) benefited from good story telling and having two good journalists as the main characters, plus a strong supporting cast of friends. A tough story to tell, because we see so many of that kind (sick children with rare complaints), but the quality of the effort last night and the people involved lifted it from the mundane.

I don’t know about you lot, but watching Melissa Doyle’s entry into full-time news reading with the Seven News on 7TWO last night, I thought, “watch out, Chris Bath”. Bath is the reader of Seven’s struggling 6pm news in Sydney. Doyle, on her effortless effort last night, would make a fine host —  if Seven goes for an hour news next year with the axing of Today Tonight. Besides the 7pm gig on 7TWO, she will be co-hosting the main channel 4.30pm news from next Monday with Matt White. Seems a real waste to have her and White (both very expensive  newsreaders), sitting around and fronting marginal news broadcasts. A bit of practice and an audience familiarisation for the duo for the main channel in 2014?

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (32.7%)
  2. Seven (29.0%)
  3. ABC (17.9%)
  4. Ten (16.3%)
  5. SBS (4.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (21.6%)
  2. Nine (21.1%)
  3. ABC1 (13.5%)
  4. Ten (10.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.5%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. Gem (8.0%)
  2. 7TWO (4.1%)
  3. GO (3.6%)
  4. 7mate, Eleven (3.3%)
  5. ABC 2 (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The X Factor (Seven) — 2.119 million
  2. Seven News — 1.990 million
  3. Nine News– 1.930
  4. Hamish and Andy’s Gap Year Asia  (Nine) – 1.693 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.487 million
  6. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.487 million
  7. ABC News — 1.403 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.354 million
  9. Big Brother Live Eviction (Nine) — 1.300 million
  10. Mr Selfridge (Seven) — 1.273 million

Top metro programs:

  1. The X Factor (Seven) — 1.422 million
  2. Nine News — 1.323 million
  3. Seven News — 1.312 million
  4. Hamish and Andy’s Gap Year Asia (Nine) — 1.228 million
  5. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.159 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.135 million

Losers: Ten and Wanted (712,000 national/ 472,000 metro/ 238,000 regional viewers). It’s a negative program. And The Americans on Ten at 9.30 pm — 257,000 national/196,000 metro/ 61,000 regional viewers. Still there. fading away.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.323 million
  2. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.159 million
  3. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.135 million
  4. ABC News — 965,000
  5. Australian Story (ABC1) — 839,000
  6. 7.30 (ABC1) — 746,000
  7. Q&A (ABC1, 624,000 94,000 on News24) — 718,000
  8. Ten News — 706,000
  9. The Project (Ten) — 671,000

Metro morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 364,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 338,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC1, 63,000, 41,000 on News24) — 104,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Sports 2 (4.4%)
  2. Fox Sports 1 (2.8%)
  3. Fox 8 – (2.4%)
  4. TV1 – (2.3%)
  5. LifeStyle – (1.9%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Cricket :Ashes 4th Test, Day 4, session 1 (Fox Sports 2) — 239,000
  2. NRL: Canterbury v Gold Coast (Fox Sports 1) — 237,000
  3. Monday Night with Matty Johns (Fox Sports 1) — 120,000
  4. Cricket :Ashes 4th Test, Day 4, session 1 (Fox Sports 2) — 103,000
  5. AFL: 360  (Fox Footy) – 86,000

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