A funny old night. Seven’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of  S.H.I.E.L.D. was pre-empted in the US, so it couldn’t be fast-tracked. Seven slotted the hole with a movie and had a weak night as a result — so weak in fact, that in a couple of markets its main channel was beaten by Ten!  It was one of Seven’s weakest nights of the year, but after the huge wins on Sunday and Monday nights, the week is secure.
Overall it was Nine’s night in metro markets with the ABC also stronger and Ten doing OK, but not brilliantly. But in regional markets, Seven got home in All People overall and in the main channels and the ABC comfortably beat Ten into fourth spot.

Seven’s 7.3opm SlideShow (1.091 million national/ 626,000 metro/ 465,000 regional viewers) stood out because it continues to weaken, despite being a reasonable format. Ten’s The Bachelor Australia (920,000 national/ 649,000 metro/ 271,000 regional viewers) showed a spark of ratings life as it heads down to last four turkeys left in his menagerie. That helped Wonderland stumble higher — it had 742,000 national/ 516,000 metro/ 226,000 regional viewers. Nine’s Hostages continues to show why US viewers don’t like it. It had 898,000 national/ 642,000 metro/ 356,000 regional viewers. Big Brother though continues to attract the kiddiewinks and had 1.192 million national/ 842,000 metro/ 350,000 regional viewers. Home and Away had 1.335 million national/820,000 metro/ 515,000.
ABC1′s Gruen Planet (1.454,000 national. 1.004 million metro/ 450,000 regional viewers) and Ja’mie: Private School Girl — had a solid second night with 1.149 million national/ 880,000 metro/ 269,000 regional viewers.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (28.8%)
  2. Seven (26.7%)
  3. ABC (20.7%)
  4. Ten (19.2%)
  5. SBS (4.6%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.0%)
  2. Seven (17.0%)
  3. ABC1 (15.3%)
  4. Ten (12.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.1%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7two (5.7%)
  2. GO (4.9%)
  3. 7TWO (4.0%)
  4. Gem (3.8%)
  5. Eleven (3.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.552 million
  2. Nine News — 1.539 million
  3. Gruen Planet (ABC1) — 1.454 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) – 1.335 million
  5. Big Brother (Nine) — 1.192 million
  6. ABC News — 1.154 million
  7. Ja’mie: Private School Girl (ABC1) — 1.149 million
  8. 7.30 (ABC1) — 1.114 million
  9. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.095 million
  10. SlideShow (Seven) — 1.091 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.027 million
  2. Seven News — 1.015 million
  3. Gruen Planet (ABC1) — 1.004 million

Losers: Seven’s SlideShow — dying. Ten’s Wonderland — still a wonder how the interesting storyline can’t emerge. Hostages — like Ten’s Homeland, contrived American TV that’s too serious for its own success in the Australian market.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.027 million
  2. Seven News — 1.015 million
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) — 864,000
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) — 822,000
  5. ABC News  – 764,000 million
  6. 7.30 (ABC1) — 739,000
  7. Ten News — 584,000
  8. The Project (Ten) – 481,000
  9. Lateline (ABC1) — 192,000
  10. SBS World News — 151,000

Metro morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 370,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 303,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC1, 75,000 + 35,000 on News24) — 110,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8 – 3.0%
  2. TV1 – 2.3%
  3. LifeStyle – 2.0%
  4. UKTV – 1.8%.
  5. Fox Classics – 1.7%

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. ODI Cricket: India v Australia Game 6 (Fox Sports 3) – 187,000
  2. Location Location Location Australia (LifeStyle) – 125,000
  3. ODI Cricket: India v Australia Game 6 (Fox Sports 3) — 85,000
  4. Selling Houses Australia Extreme (LifeStyle) – 77,000
  5. Family Guy (Fox 8) – 70,000

Tonight: watch the first episode of the second series of Redfern Now at 8.30pm on ABC1. More great TV that Seven, Nine or Ten wouldn’t risk doing.

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