Seven won not because The X Factor (2.093 million national/ 1.382 million metro/ 711,000 regional viewers) beat a stronger (than last week) Australia’s Got Talent (1.723 million national/ 1.212 million metro/ 511,000 regional viewers) on Nine at 6.30 pm, but because Nine’s Underbelly: Squizzy from 9pm should be nicknamed Underbelly:Turkey.  It averaged 1.065 million national/ 731,000 metro/ 334,000 regional viewers), but Seven’s cheap US import, Bones (1.169 million national/772,000 metro/ 397,000 regional) had more viewers overall and the ABC’s Time Of Our Lives (1.052 million national/ 732,000 metro/ 320,000 regional viewers) had more viewers in metro markets.

Then the first episode of Seven’s Castle (796,000 national/ 540,000 metro/ 446,000 regional viewers) won its timeslot from 10.15pm. In the end Seven was a big winner nationally, metro and in the regions because of the overwhelming success of these programs and Nine’s weakness.

Ten’s weakness went without saying and its so-called Super Sunday line up was lacking something ‘super’. MasterChef Australia, the fading warhorse averaged only 912,000 national/ 671,000 metro/ 241,000 regional viewers.  Ripper Street flopped, again (see below).

In the mornings, Insiders continues to lead the chats with 423,000 viewers in all markets on ABC1 and News 24. Financial Review Sunday on Nine  at 10am averaged 261,000 viewers in all markets The Bolt Report 210,000 at 10am, Inside Business, 196,000 and Meet The Press on Ten at 10.30am, just 137,000. The repeats of Bolt at 4pm and then Meet the Press at 4.30pm almost failed to trouble the ratings machines yesterday so small were their audiences.

Compass at 6.30pm had a great mini documentary on where are the Orange people (where they have ended up). Excellent TV, with 666,000 national/ 418,000 metro/ 248,000 regional viewers, though the script could have done with some tightening and reworking.

Seven had a solid win last week because of The X Factor’s domination on Monday and Tuesday nights. Seven also won the regional markets. Ten did better last week.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (35.8%)
  2. Nine (29.2%)
  3. Ten (15.7%)
  4. ABC (14.5%)
  5. SBS (4.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (26.5%)
  2. Nine (21.8%)
  3. ABC1 (11.4%)
  4. Ten (10.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.6%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. 7mate  (4.9%)
  2. GO, 7TWO (4.4%)
  3. ONE (3.3%)
  4. Gem (3.0%)
  5. Eleven (2.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 2.118 million
  2. The X Factor (Seven) — 2.093 million
  3. Nine News — 1.985 million
  4. Sunday Night (Seven) — 1.783 million
  5. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.740 million
  6. Australia’s Got Talent (Nine) — 1.723 million
  7. ABC News — 1.232 million
  8. Grand Designs Revisited (ABC 1) — 1.226 million
  9. Bones (Seven) — 1.169 million
  10. Dream Build (ABC 1) — 1.120 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.443 million
  2. The X Factor (Seven) — 1.382 million
  3. Nine News — 1.328 million
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.224 million
  5. Australia’s Got Talent (Nine) — 1.212 million
  6. Sunday Night> (Seven) — 1.137 million

Losers:  Ten’s Ripper Street – 679,000 national/ 516,000 metro/ 163,000 regional viewers. Just not up to scratch so far as viewers are concerned.Metro news and current affairs:

  1.  Seven News — 1.443 million
  2. Nine News — 1.328 million
  3. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.224 million
  4. Sunday Night (Seven) — 1.137 million
  5. ABC News — 812,000
  6. Ten News  — 440,000
  7. SBS ONE News — 193,000
  8. The Observer Effect (SBS ONE) — 106,000

Metro morning TV:

  1. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) – 398,000
  2. Weekend Today (Nine) – 301,000
  3. Insiders (ABC1, 203,000, 74,000 News 24) — 288,000
  4. Landline (ABC1) — 214,000
  5. Financial Review Sunday (Nine) — 186,000
  6. The Bolt Report (Ten) — 151,000
  7. Offsiders (ABC1) — 135,000
  8. Insider Business (ABC1) — 131,000
  9. Meet The Press repeat (Ten) — 98,000
  10. Meet The Press (Ten) — 93,000
  11. The Bolt Report repeat (Ten) — 78,000

Top pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Footy (4.5%)
  2. Fox Sports 1 (3.2%)
  3. Foxtel Movies, Fox Sports 3 (2.4%)
  4. Fox 8, TV1 (2.3%)
  5. LifeStyle  (2.1%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: Footscray v Adelaide (Fox Footy) — 205,000
  2. NRL: Auckland v Penrith (Fox Sports 1) — 155,000
  3. AFL: Sydney v St Kilda  (Fox Sports 3) – 149,000
  4. AFL: After The Bounce (Fox Footy) – 127,000
  5. AFL: Melbourne v. Fremantle (Fox Footy) – 108,000

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