It is going to be a very hard slog for Ten to get viewers to watch its new breakfast program Wake Up and the morning effort, Studio 10. Wake Up had 80,000 national/52,000 metro/ 28,000 regional viewers and Studio 10 had 83,000 national/ 61,000 metro/ 22,000 regional viewers. Executive producer Adam Boland described it as a promising start. That will only be justified if Wake Up and Studio 10 don’t lose viewers from now on.

Seven’s Sunrise  dominated the morning, with 605,000 national/ 368,000 metro/ 237,000 regional viewers. Nine’s Today was also solid with 471,000 national/ 321,000 metro/ 150,000 regional viewers.  Seven’s The Morning Show had 289,000 national/ 189,000 metro/ 100,000 regional viewers and Nine’s Mornings had 185,000 national/ 135,000 metro/ 50,000 regional viewers). News Breakfast on ABC1 and News24 had a combined 153,000 national/ 88,000 metro/ 65,000 regional viewers. It lost viewers from last week, while Sunrise and Today were around normal figures for the past two months.

Nine won the night in metro markets. Ten was weak again because of the incredibly poor prime time line up. The ABC did well with its news and current affairs line up. Big Brother perked up with an eviction night with 1.417 million national/ 992,000 metro/425,000 regional viewers, most of which were in the younger demos.

And, in bad news for Ten for 2014, one of its high profile US series, Crisis has been sent on what NBC described it, as a ‘course correction’. Five epis0des have been made after the pilot. Some of the completed episodes will be reworked.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (29.3%)
  2. Seven (27.7%)
  3. ABC1 (21.2%)
  4. Ten (16.7%)
  5. SBS (5.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (22.7%)
  2. Seven (20.8%)
  3. ABC1 (15.3%)
  4. Ten (8.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.2%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. ONE (4.3%)
  2. 7mate (3.9%)
  3. ABC2, Eleven (3.8%)
  4. 7TWO (2.9%)
  5. Gem (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.736 million
  2. Nine News — 1.701 million
  3. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.605 million
  4. The Blacklist (Seven) — 1.545 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.435 million
  6. Highway Patrol (Seven) — 1.427 million
  7. Big Brother (Nine) — 1.417 million
  8. The Big Bang Theory repeat (Nine) — 1.330 million
  9. Australian Story (ABC1) — 1.311 million
  10. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.301 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.136 million
  2. Seven News — 1.131 million
  3. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.125 million
  4. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.037 million
  5. The Blacklist (Seven) — 1.006 million

Losers: A weak night if you didn’t like news and current affairs.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.136 million
  2. Seven News — 1.131 million
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.037 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) — 934,000
  5. Australian Story (ABC1) –864,000
  6. ABC News — 833,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC1) — 802,000
  8. Four Corners (ABC1)  – 679,000
  9. Q&A (ABC1: 584,000; News24: 56,000) — 640,000
  10. Media Watch (ABC1) — 622,000

Metro morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 368,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 321,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 189,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) — 135,000
  5. News Breakfast (ABC1: 59,000; News24: 29,000) — 88,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 61,000
  7. Wake Up  (Ten) — 52,000

Top pay TV channels:

  1. LifeStyle  (3.1%)
  2. TV1  (3.0%)
  3. Fox 8 (2.6%)
  4. A&E, Foxtel Movies (1.9%)
  5. UKTV  (1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Phil Spencer: Down Under (LifeStyle) – 84,000
  2. A League: Melbourne v. Wellington (Fox Sports 1) – 69,000
  3. Selling Houses Australia  (LifeStyle) – 69,000
  4. New Tricks (UKTV) – 67,000
  5. Escape To The Country (UKTV) – 62,000

Tonight: Watch Foreign Correspondent on ABC1 for the last report on Fukushima by Mark Willacy, one of the best reporters we have sent offshore to any country.

*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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