Seven’s night, as forecast, in metro and regional markets, thanks to huge audiences for The X Factor results episode  (2.507 million national/ 1.637 million metro/ 807,000 regional viewers) from 7.30pm, and then The Blacklist (1.929 million national/ 1.297 million metro/ 632,000 regional viewers). The Blacklist was down from the debut, but still very solid. Seven won 25 to 54s, but Nine got close. Seven’s Sunrise opened the week with a big win in metro markets over Today as stories about the tension at the Nine Breakfast program spread. Nine News won Sydney and Melbourne, again.

Nine was weak — The Big Bang Theory worked with more than 1.522 million national viewers, over a 1.05 million metro viewers and 460,000 viewers in the regional markets for both episodes. Big Brother averaged 1.194 million national/ 856,000 metro/ 338,000 regional viewers, which OK, but not great. Ten was just weak, even though its supposed to be doing better than a year ago, it is very unconvincing, especially in regional markets (as well as Adelaide and Brisbane last night).

ABC1 was solid with its usual line up of news and current affairs. Australian Story again stood out with 1.469 million national/1.003 million metro/ 466,000 regional viewers with a nice update of the Maggie MacKellar story from 2011 that took the original report further.

Updates: Ten announced this morning that its second venture in breakfast/morning TV in a year will start on Monday November 4 with Ten Eyewitness News Early, Wake Up, Studio 10 and Ten Eyewitness News Morning all starting. Seeing the Melbourne Cup is on the next day and the important Reserve Bank meeting is also on November 5, will anyone outside of the TV and media industry notice?

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (33.7%)
  2. Nine (26.6%)
  3. ABC (20.1%)
  4. Ten (15.6%)
  5. SBS (4.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (25.7%)
  2. Nine (20.3%)
  3. ABC1 (14.8%)
  4. Ten (9.2%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (4.3%)
  2. 7TWO (3.7%)
  3. Eleven (3.6%)
  4. GO (3.3%)
  5. ABC 2 (3.2%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The X Factor (Seven) – 2.507 million
  2. The Blacklist (Seven) — 1.929 million
  3. Seven News — 1.872 million
  4. Nine News — 1.771 million
  5. The Big Bang Theory Episode 2 (Nine) — 1.568 million
  6. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.538 million
  7. The Big Bang Theory  Episode 1 (Nine) — 1.498 million
  8. Australian Story (ABC1) — 1.469 million
  9. ABC News — 1.377 million
  10. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.339 million

Top metro programs:

  1. The X Factor Results (Seven)– 1.637 million
  2. The Blacklist (Seven) — 1.297 million
  3. Nine News — 1.196 million
  4. Seven News — 1.194 million
  5. The Big Bang Theory Episode 2 (Nine) — 1.072 million
  6. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.066 million
  7. The Big Bang Theory  Episode 1 (Nine) — 1.039 million
  8. Australian Story (ABC1) — 1.003 million

Losers:  Ten — main channel shares of 6.8% in Brisbane and Adelaide last night and 6.9% in regional markets. Homeland is dead, like so many other Ten high-flyers. (554,000 national/405,000 metro/ 149,000 regional viewers). A League Of Their Own at 7.30pm on Ten, 508,000 national/344,000 metro / 164,000 regional viewers. Blue Bloods at 9.30 pm 287,000 national/ 216,000 metro/ 71,000 regional viewers. Why?Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.196 million
  2. Seven News — 1.194 million
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.066 million
  4. Australian Story (ABC1) — 1.003 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) –  975,000
  6. ABC News — 911,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC1) — 819,000
  8. Four Corners (ABC1) — 619,000
  9. Q&A (ABC1, 554,000, 78,000 on News 24) — 632,000
  10. Ten News — 630,000

Metro morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 376,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 291,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC1,  73,000 + 40,000 on News24) — 113,000

Top pay TV channels:

  1. LifeStyle (2.7%)
  2. Fox 8  (2.6%)
  3. TV1 (2.5%)
  4. UKTV  (1.8%)
  5. Fox Classics, Disney (1.7%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Walking Dead (FX) – 100,000
  2. Modern Family  (Fox 8 ) – 82,000
  3. Modern Family  (Fox 8 )  – 80,000
  4. Phil Spencer Secret Agent  (LifeStyle) – 74,000
  5. Would I Lie to You, New Tricks (UKTV)  – 65,000

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