Seven’s night easily in metro and regional markets and after tonight, and Seven’s week, easily, as it was last week. The performance episode of The X Factor was simply too much for the other networks, and that helped Sunday Night as well, and then Bones.

The X Factor had 2.622 million national/ 1.763 million metro/ 859,000 regional viewers, Sunday Night had 2.234 million national/ 1.446 million metro/ 788,000 regional viewers and Bones had 1.313 million national/829,000 metro/ 484,000 regional viewers.

Nine’s 60 Minutes had its best night for some weeks with the post-death interview with Chopper Read. As interesting as it was, it paled beside the story of the young Queensland man’s struggle to repair himself after a terrible crash. And, in Sydney, after days of terrible bushfire stories, the confessions of a dead criminal rang a bit weak (for me). 60 Minutes had 1.757 million national/ 1.318 million metro/ 439,000 regional viewers. Australia’s Got Talent on Nine had 1.221 million/ 850,000 metro/ 371,000 regional viewers. Weak, and still not good enough.

Ten had a better night, beating the ABC into third in metro markets, but not in the regions where Ten was easily beaten. Ten also remains firmly on the nose in the country’s biggest market, Sydney, where the ABC was third and Ten was fourth. In the morning The Bolt Report and Meet The Press were pre-empted by Ten’s coverage of the Moto Grand Prix bikes. There was still time though to show The Bolt Report at 10am, before the bikes started.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (39.3%)
  2. Nine (25.9%)
  3. Ten (15.7%)
  4. ABC (13.4%)
  5. SBS (5.7%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (31.7%)
  2. Nine (20.1%)
  3. Ten (11.1%)
  4. ABC1 (9.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.1%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.1%)
  2. GO (3.6%)
  3. 7TWO (3.5%)
  4. ONE (3.0%)
  5. Gem (2.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The X Factor (Seven) – 2.622 million
  2. Sunday Night (Seven) — 2.234 million
  3. Seven News — 1.972 million
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.757 million
  5. Nine News — 1.721 million
  6. Bones (Seven) — 1.313 million
  7. Kakadu (ABC1) — 1.226 million
  8. Australia’s Got Talent (Nine) — 1.221 million
  9. ABC News — 1.190 million
  10. Modern Family (Ten) — 994,000.

Top metro programs:

  1. The X Factor Performance (Seven) — 1.763 million
  2. Sunday Night (Seven) –1.446 million
  3. Seven News — 1.397 million
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1. 318 million
  5. Nine News — 1.173 million

Losers: Serangoon Road on ABC1 at 8.30pm — 648,000 national/369,000 metro/ 279,000 regional viewers. A tired, ’80s or ’90s  Aussie view of telling stories about Asia. Stilted as well.Metro news and current affairs:

  1.  Sunday Night (Seven) — 1.446 million
  2. Seven News — 1.397 million
  3. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.318 million
  4. Nine News — 1.173 million
  5. ABC News — 814,000
  6. Ten News — 531,000
  7. SBS World News — 216,000

Metro morning TV:

  1. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) – 335,000
  2. Insiders (ABC1, 170,000, 102,000 News24) — 272,000
  3. Week Today (Nine) – 271,000
  4. Landline (ABC1) — 163,000
  5. Financial Review Sunday (Nine) — 148,000
  6. Offsiders (ABC1) – 141,000
  7. Inside Business (ABC1) — 125,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. TV1 (2.6%)
  2. Fox 8  (2.5%)
  3. Fox Sports (2.3%)
  4. LifeStyle (2.1%)
  5. Disney (2.1%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Crazy Ones (Fox 8) – 96,000
  2. A League: Western Sydney v Wellington  (Fox Sports 1 – 94,000)
  3. Law & Order SVU (TV1) – 58,000
  4. The Green Mile (TV1)  — 57,000
  5. Modern Family  (Fox 8) – 55,000

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