Seven’s night in metro and regional markets thanks to the successes of The X Factor‘s results episode (2.289 million national/1.457 million metro/ 832,000 regional viewers) and the second episode of The Blacklist (2.146 million national/ 1,445 million metro/ 701,000 regional viewers) which held most of its viewers from its solid debut a week earlier. It also held nearly all the viewers from The X Factor which is very encouraging for Seven. Nine still leads the week from Seven, thanks to its solid night on Sunday with the NRL grand final. In regional markets Ten’s main channel had a near record low share of just 7%, which is appalling.

Ten was again very weak with A League of Their Own at 7.30pm absolute pap — it averaged 504,000 national/353,000 metro/ 151,000 regional viewers. Ten management and the board obviously have no shame whatsoever. Homeland faded again and is a shadow of its 2012 start. It averaged 559,000 national/433,000 metro/ 226,000 regional viewers. And Blue Bloods at 9.30pm averaged 339,000 national/259,000 metro/ 80,000 regional viewers. Enough said.

Nine’s final of Australia’s Got Talent was a complete flop, as it was on Seven last year. It averaged 1.392 million national/ 939,000 metro/ 453,000 regional viewers. That the finals couldn’t draw more viewers tells us just how weak this program really is. It’s Nine’s version of Ten’s The Biggest Loser — an underwhelming format that is past its day on Australian TV. The better talent (which is pitched at the core 16 to 40 demos) on The X Factor on Seven is the explanation.

Seven’s News at 6pm in Sydney and Melbourne took another whacking from Nine — 114,000 more viewers in Sydney for Nine and 96,000 in Melbourne.

NRL update: the combined figures for Sunday night’s Grand Final are out — the game had 3.303 million national viewers (the smallest since 2008), made up of 2.179 million metro (lowest since 2011) and 1.124 million regional viewers (smallest since 2008). The Brisbane audience of 581,000 was the lowest for a couple of years, as was the Melbourne audience of 411,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (33.5%)
  2. Nine (28.5%)
  3. ABC (18.2%)
  4. Ten (15.1%)
  5. SBS (4.7%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (25.3%)
  2. Nine (21.4%)
  3. ABC1 (13.7%)
  4. Ten (9.4%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.5%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (4.2%)
  2. 7TWO, 7mate (4.1%)
  3. Eleven (2.9%)
  4. ONE, Gem (2.8%)
  5. ABC2 (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The X Factor (Seven) – 2.289 million
  2. The Blacklist (Seven) — 2.146 million
  3. Seven News — 1.865 million
  4. Nine News   – 1.757 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.499 million
  6. Australia’s Got Talent (Nine) — 1.392 million
  7. ABC News — 1.383 million
  8. Big Brother (Nine) — 1.311 million
  9. 7.30 (ABC1) — 1.281 million
  10. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.230 million

Top metro programs:

  1. The X Factor (Seven) – 1.457 million
  2. The Blacklist (Seven) — 1.445 million
  3. Nine News — 1.223 million
  4. Seven News — 1.192 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.047 million
  6. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.002 million

Losers:  Ten — just pitiful. Seven’s 6pm news in Sydney and Melbourne, again. Australia’s Got Talent Final on Nine — there’s another final next Sunday night, but with these figures, why bother?Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.223 million
  2. Seven News — 1.192 million
  3. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.047 million
  4.  Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.002 million
  5. ABC News — 912,000
  6. 7.30 (ABC1) — 883,000
  7. Australian Story (ABC1) — 816,000
  8. Ten News – 629,000
  9. The Project (Ten) — 576,000
  10. Four Corners (ABC1) — 555,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 305,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 259,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC1, 60,000 + 36,000 on News24) — 96,000

Top pay TV channels:

  1. TV1 (3.4%)
  2. Fox 8 (2.4%)
  3. LifeStyle  (2.4%)
  4. A&E, Foxtel Movies  (2.0%)
  5. Fox Classics (1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Modern Family (Fox 8) – 105,000
  2. Modern Family (Fox 8) – 97,000
  3. Seinfeld (TV1) – 77,000
  4. Seinfeld (TV1) – 70,000
  5. Seinfeld (TV1)  – 67,000

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