Seven’s night. My Kitchen Rules continues to sit under the record levels of last week and the week before, while The Block had a solid Tuesday night for Nine. My Kitchen Rules had national/ 1.667 million metro/ regional viewers. The Block had 1.787 million nationally/ 1.233 million metro/ 554,000 regional viewers. The Block did well because Nine ran two episodes (a shortage of other material perhaps?) which ran for two hours and 10 minutes. An average of more than 1.2 million viewers for that period on time kept Nine close last night, but it can’t do that every night.

But Ten was again the disaster area — the ABC pushed past it overall and in the main channels into third. So anyone thinking the $200 million in new money Ten now has is a last-ditch attempt to rate its way out of trouble, will be sadly mistaken. The Biggest Loser led the way lower with 453,000 national/322 million metro/ 131,000 regional viewers. Queen Victoria’s Children on SBS ONE beat The Biggest Loser with 486,000 national/323,000 metro/ 163,000 regional viewers. But viewers did return to Ten when NCIS started — it averaged 768,000 national viewers — that’s 315,000 viewers who didn’t want to watch The Biggest Loser. That shows up Ten’s most pressing problem — a lack of credibility with viewers, especially for programs that are supposed to be high raters.

In the morning Nine’s Today had another win over Seven’s Sunrise (the third, I think this year), while Ten’s Wake Up (29,000) and Studio 10 (34,000) remained stuck in the past.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (33.6%)
  2. Nine (29.6%)
  3. ABC (17.3%)
  4. Ten (14.4%)
  5. SBS (5.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (25.9%)
  2. Nine (23.6%)
  3. ABC 1 (12.1%)
  4. Ten (9.9%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (4.0%)
  2. 7TWO (3.8%)
  3. Gem (3.2%)
  4. ABC2 (2.9%)
  5. GO (2.8%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) –  2.500 million
  2. The Block (Nine) — 1.787 million
  3. Nine News — 1.633 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.448 million
  5. Seven News — 1.428 million
  6. Winners & Losers (Seven) — 1.409 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.267 million
  8. ABC News — 1.219 million
  9. Nine News 6.30 — 1.088 million
  10. New Tricks repeat (ABC1) — 1.043 million

Top metro programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) –  1.667 million
  2. The Block (Nine) — 1.233 million
  3. Nine News — 1.143 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 1.088 million
  5. Seven News — 1.086 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.051 million
  7. Seven News / Today Tonight — 1.034 million

Losers: Sorry, Ten, again.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.143 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.088 million
  3. Seven News — 1.086 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.051 million
  5. Seven News / Today Tonight — 1.034 million
  6. ABC News — 839,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC1) — 606,000
  8. Ten Eyewitness News — 582,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 466,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 306,000

Metro morning TV:

  1. Today (Nine) – 320,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) – 311,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 134,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC1,  76,000 + 45,000 on News 24) — 121,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 97,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 34,000
  7. Wake Up (Ten) — 29,000

Top pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Sports 3 (11.1%)
  2. Fox 8 (2.4%)
  3. TVHITS!  (2.4%)
  4. LifeStyle  (1.9%)
  5. A&E, Disney Junior (1.6%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Cricket: 3rd Test, South Africa v Australia, Day 4, Session 2  (Fox Sports 3) – 399,000
  2. Cricket: 3rd Test, South Africa v Australia, Day 4, Session 1  (Fox Sports 3) – 345,000
  3. Back Page  (Fox Sports 3) – 339,000
  4. Cricket: 3rd Test, South Africa v Australia, Day 4, Session 3 (Fox Sports 3) – 137,000
  5. Inside Cricket (Fox Sports 3) – 78,000

*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.

Peter Fray

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