Nine’s night in metro and regional markets easily, even though Big Brother’s audience slipped, falling under the one million mark in the metros. Ten was third overall in both markets and third in the main channels in the regions, but not in the metros where ABC was third.

The Block Glasshouse saw its audience top the two million mark for the third night in a row this week with 2.026 million national/ 1.425 million metro/ 601,000 regional viewers and tops in all markets. Nine News also did well, beating Seven News in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Big Brother saw its audience fall to 1.296 million national/ 924,000 metro/ 373,000 regional viewers. It deserved a bigger fall, even though the housies were still being revealed. 7.30 lost ground from Monday night’s Homecoming for Leigh Sales — it averaged 1.075 million national, down more than 200,000 viewers on Monday night. But it still beat Bringing Sexy Back on Seven (hosted by Sunrise’s Sam Armytage) which had 1.035 million national viewers.

In the morning Sunrise’s metro audience dipped to 320,000 from 340,000 on Monday, but day two of Today’s US tour was less alluring for viewers and its audience fell to 291,000 from 305,000, which is not how viewers treated Sunrise’s trip last week. Based on what I have seen so far, Today’s US jaunt is just that, a trip to the Big Apple and a bit of work for the hosts and not much of interest for the audience. So far there’s been little sense of adventure. It’s as though Nine has simply transplanted Today from Willoughby to New York without much thought.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (34.3%)
  2. Seven (26.4%)
  3. Ten (17.4%)
  4. ABC (16.1%)
  5. SBS (5.8%)
  1. Network main channels:
  2. Nine (23.8%)
  3. Seven (27.5%)
  4. ABC (11.7%)
  5. Ten (10.7%)
  6. SBS ONE (5.1%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. Gem (5.5%)
  2. 7TWO (5.1%)
  3. GO (5.0%)
  4. 7Mate (3.8%)
  5. ONE (3.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The Block Glasshouse (Nine) – 2.026 million
  2. Nine News — 1.639 million
  3. Seven News — 1.389 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) – 1.332 million
  5. Big Brother (Nine) — 1.296 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.222 million
  7. ABC News – 1.199 million
  8. Winners and Losers (Seven) — 1.147 million
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.075 million
  10. Nine News — 1.057 million

Top metro programs:

  1. The Block Glasshouse (Nine) – 1.425 million
  2. Nine News — 1.134 million
  3. Seven News — 1.082 million
  4. Nine News 6.30pm — 1.057 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.053 million
  6. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.047 million

Losers: Big Brother viewers. They must be the same as viewers of The Bachelor on Ten. They should all be at home under close supervision.Metro news and current affairs:

  1.  Nine News — 1.134 million
  2. Seven News — 1.082 million
  3. Nine News 6.30pm — 1.057 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.053 million
  5. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.047 million
  6. ABC News – 826,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 766,000
  8. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 664,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 643,000
  10. Ten Eyewitness News — 622,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 324,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 291,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 146,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  90,000 + 42,000 on News 24) — 132,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 129,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 41,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Footy  (3.5%)
  2. Fox 8  (3.2%)
  3. TVHITS! (2.3%)
  4. LifeStyle  (2.2%)
  5. Fox Sports 1 (1.1%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: MVP Awards (Fox Footy) – 81,000
  2. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 77,000
  3. Location, Location, Location Australia (LifeStyle) – 72,000
  4. The Big Bang Theory (Comedy Channel)  – 71,000
  5. Modern Family (Fox8 — 69,000

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