Seven’s night, but it was closer than it seemed on paper. My Kitchen Rules with (2.348 million national/ 1.560 million metro / 788,000 regional viewers) held Nine at bay, led by The Block (1.762 million national / 1.233 million metro / 530,000 regional viewers). Nine won Sydney (overall and main channels) and Melbourne (main channels), Seven won Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth (both overall and main channels).

Ten was again fourth behind the ABC, which got up because of big wins in Sydney and Melbourne (especially Melbourne). Ten had wins in Adelaide and Perth and a draw in Brisbane (all overall and main channels). Overall a slightly better night for Ten, not helped by that shining flop, The Biggest Loser, dragging down the night. Seven continued to reshuffle its line up in Adelaide after the live AFL game preemptions on Sunday night. Downton Abbey aired last night (117,000) after MKR (204,000) and The Blacklist aired after that (83,000).

Mad as Hell last night (962,000 national/ 668,000 metro/ 294,000 regional viewers) was up to its current high standards. The pieces on analysing the handgrip and body language of Tony Abbott with world leaders was very good, as was the vignette of Claudia Karvan playing Rupert Murdoch in the spoof, Paper Giants, The Trading Post. Mad As Hell was the night’s highlight for me.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (33.6%)
  2. Nine (30.9%)
  3. ABC (15.9%)
  4. Ten (15.1%)
  5. SBS (4.5%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (25.2%)
  2. Nine (23.6%)
  3. ABC1 (11.1%)
  4. Ten (9.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.5%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (5.0%)
  2. GO (3.8%)
  3. Gem (3.5%)
  4. 7TWO (3.4%)
  5. Eleven (3.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) – 2.348 million
  2. The Block (Nine) — 1.762 million
  3. Nine News — 1.635 million
  4. Seven News — 1.439 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.400 million
  6. The Blacklist (Seven) — 1.355 million
  7. ABC News — 1.288 million
  8. Inside Story (Nine) — 1.185 million
  9. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.096 million
  10. Nine News 6.30 — 1.096 million

Top metro programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) – 1.560 million
  2. The Block (Nine) — 1.233 million
  3. Nine News — 1.117 million
  4. Seven News — 1.106 million
  5. Nine News 6.30 — 1.034 million

Losers: Ten’s persistence in programming The Biggest Loser (504,000 national/ 352,000 metro/ 152,000 regional viewers) again dragged down Puberty Blues (715,000 national/ 529,000 metro/ 186,000 regional viewers). At least there was a significant turn on for Puberty Blues for Ten to contemplate. Tonight Ten has So You think You Can Dance Australia to drag down the night. Both The Biggest Loser and So You Think You Can Dance Australia are Shine products — more flops from the Murdoch media empire.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.117 million
  2. Seven News — 1.106 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 1.034 million
  4. Seven News / Today Tonight — 977,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 910,000
  6. ABC News — 902,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC1) — 703,000
  8. Ten Eyewitness News  – 631,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 585,000
  10. The Project 6.30 (Ten) — 373,000

Metro morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 326,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 285,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 159,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC1, 73,000 + 44,000 on News 24) — 117,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 100,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 45,000
  7. Wake Up (Ten) — 43,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. LifeStyle  (2.7%)
  2. Fox 8 (2.5%)
  3. TVHITS! (2.3%)
  4. A&E  (1.0%)
  5. Sky News  (1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Selling Houses Australia (LifeStyle) – 146,000
  2. Family Guy (Fox 8) – 81,000
  3. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 78,000
  4. Family Guy (Fox 8) – 67,000
  5. Coronation Street (UKTV) – 60,000

*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.

 

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