Nine’s night, again in metros, with The Block Glasshouse leading the way. Ten was third and the ABC fourth. But in regional markets Seven had a small overall win, Nine won the main channels, and the ABC pushed Ten back to fourth, both overall and in the main channels as The Bachelor and Wonderland bombed in the bush.

The Block dominated with 1.8 million national/ 1.249 million metro/ 591,000 regional viewers. Big Brother started straight after and the audience fell sharply to 1.105 million national/ 777,000 metro/ 328,000 regional viewers. It did the job for Nine in metro markets, but not in the regions where viewers remain very sceptical. Seven’s Criminal Minds had 1.164 million national viewers/ 762,000 metro/ 402,000 regional viewers. That was a solid win for Criminal Minds over Big Brother nationally and in the regions. The Bachelor had 961,000 national/ 741,000 metro/ 221,000 regional viewers, and Wonderland which followed had 670,000 national/ 478,000 metro/ 191,000 regional viewers. The regional figures for those two programs and Big Brother tells us the regional viewer is much more conservative at times, or has good taste — the latter is my preference.

In the mornings, Today’s US jaunt dragged the metro audience up to 326,000. Sunrise‘s metro figures jumped to 391,000, without a star turn (Hilary Duff was on the program this morning).

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (31.2%)
  2. Seven (30.1%)
  3. Ten (18.6%)
  4. ABC (15.6%)
  5. SBS (4.5%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (22.3%)
  2. Seven (29.7%)
  3. Ten (13.2%)
  4. ABC (11.2%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (6.3%)
  2. GO (5.9%)
  3. 7mate (4.1%)
  4. Gem (3.0%)
  5. Eleven (3.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The Block Glasshouse (Nine) – 1.841 million
  2. Nine News — 1.599 million
  3. Seven News — 1.400 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) – 1.277 million
  5. Border Security (Seven) — 1.271 million
  6. The Force (Seven) — 1.262 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.177 million
  8. Criminal Minds (Seven) — 1.164 million
  9. ABC News – 1.154 million
  10. Big Brother (Nine) — 1.105 million

Top metro programs:

  1. The Block Glasshouse (Nine) – 1.249 million
  2. Seven News — 1.091 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 1.090 million
  4. Nine News — 1.077 million

Losers: Ten and The Bachelor. They deserve each other.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.091 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.090 million
  3. Nine News — 1.077 million
  4. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 995,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 961,000
  6. ABC News  – 767,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 752,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 670,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 598,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 567,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 391,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 326,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 142,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC  61,000 + 64,000 on News 24) — 125,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 111,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 52,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (3.3%)
  2. TVHITS  (2.3%)
  3. LifeStyle  (2.3%)
  4. UKTV (2.2%)
  5. Sky News (1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Recruit (Fox8) – 133,000
  2. Midsomer Murders (UKTV) — 80,000
  3. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 77,000
  4. NCIS (TVHITS!) – 75,000
  5. Family Guy (Fox8) –  73,000

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