The Footy Show’s night last night — well, the AFL version coming out of Melbourne which had its usual dominant night in that market. Adelaide was also Nine’s, but not in Perth, curiously, even though the Freo Dockers are in tomorrow’s Grand Final. The audience in Melbourne was a massive 557,000 viewers for the AFL version, the biggest in any market last night.  But there were 119,000 viewers in Perth, which was better than it usually gets in that market. The NRL Footy Show (which is was one ep away from its GF special), helped Nine in Sydney and Brisbane. And it was Nine’s night in metro and regional markets. All up The Footy Shows managed almost two million viewers between them, live to air and the later repeats, which is a pretty big audience.

Upper Middle Bogan on ABC1 had  1.025 million  national/ 673,000 metro/ 352,000 regional viewers and had a nice joke on Michael Kroger, the Victorian Liberal Party identity. It’s A Date started slowly, but finished very well (796,000 national/522,000 metro/ 274,000 regional  viewers). How I Met Your Mother started its final series on Seven at 8pm and had 1.063 million national/677,000 metro/ 386,000 regional viewers. Save With Jamie on Ten at 7.30pm had 866,000 national/ 614,000 metro/ 252,000 regional viewers.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (35.2%)
  2. Seven (25.8%)
  3. ABC (17.7%)
  4. Ten (15.3%)
  5. SBS (6.0%)

 Network main channels:

  1. Nine (28.1%)
  2. Seven (18.1%)
  3. ABC1 (11.9%)
  4. Ten (10.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.7%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (4.3%)
  2. 7mate (4.0%)
  3. 7TWO (3.7%)
  4. ABC2 (3.5%)
  5. Eleven (3.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.739 million
  2. Nine News — 1.716 million
  3. The Footy Show (Nine) — 1.671 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.415 million
  5. ABC  News — 1.365 million
  6. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.198 million
  7. Big Brother (Nine) — 1.163 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.135 million
  9. 7.30 (ABC1) — 1.091 million
  10. How I Met Your Mother (Seven) — 1.063 million

Top metro programs:

  1. The Footy Show (Nine) — 1.220 million
  2. Nine News — 1.196 million
  3. Seven News — 1.149 milli

Losers: Well, if you didn’t like football or the offerings on ABC1, Jamie Oliver on Ten or some of the foodie programs on SBS, it was a lonely night.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.196 million
  2. Seven News — 1.149 million
  3. A Current Affair (Nine) — 956,000
  4. Today Tonight (Seven) — 944,000
  5. ABC News – 898,000
  6. 7.30 (ABC1) — 684,000
  7. Ten News — 574,000
  8. The Project (Ten) – 529,000
  9. SBS World News — 121,000
  10. Lateline (ABC1) — 121,000

Metro morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 340,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 302,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC1 – 68,000 + 36,000 on News 4) — 104,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8 (3.2%)
  2. TV1  (3.0%)
  3. LifeStyle (2.8%)
  4. Disney, Cartoon Networks (1.8%)
  5. Disney Jr, A&E (1.6%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 81,000
  2. Selling Houses Australia (LifeStyle ) – 75,000
  3. Inside Claridges (LifeStyle ), Sofia The First (Disney Jr)  – 60,000
  4. Family Guy (Fox 8) – 55,000
  5. The Big Bang Theory (Comedy Channel) – 54,000

*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.) and network reports.

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