Brilliant Creatures on ABC was wonderful, brilliant TV. It what TV is all about  — explaining, elucidating and entertaining the audience — and there is more to come. It had 846,000 national/ 615,000 metro/ 231,000 regional viewers. It explained an important part of Australian cultural history with four of smartest, most entertaining, and at times frustrating minds this country has produced — Clive James, Barry Humphries, Robert Hughes and Germaine Greer. Narrated by novelist Howard Jacobson, it is a lesson to TV producers, programmers and CEOs (of all networks) not to mention the current federal government and some in the media about how to inform and rather than  insult or talk down to viewers.

Elsewhere The Block Glasshouse topped the night with its aging format. It had 1.993 million national/ 1.364 million metro/ 629,000 regional viewers and was easily the most watched program last night.

Nine won the metros, Seven snuck home in the regions, Ten was third and the ABC was 4th in all markets.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (30.6%)
  2. Seven (29.1%)
  3. Ten (18.4%)
  4. ABC (16.7%)
  5. SBS (5.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (21.2%)
  2. Seven (19.6%)
  3. Ten (12.3%)
  4. ABC (12.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.2%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. Gem (5.3%)
  2. 7TWO (5.1%)
  3. 7mate (4.4%)
  4. GO (4.3%)
  5. ONE (3.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The Block Glasshouse (Nine) – 1.993 million
  2. Nine News — 1.601 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven) – 1.506 million
  4. Seven News — 1.397 million
  5. Winners & Losers (Seven) — 1.304 million
  6. ABC News – 1.139 million
  7. Bringing Sexy Back (Seven) — 1.138 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) – 1.026 million
  9. Nine News 6.30pm — 1.003 million
  10. Seven News/ Today Tonight —969,000

Top metro programs:

  1. The Block Glasshouse (Nine) – 1.364 million
  2. Nine News — 1.121 million
  3. Seven News — 1.030 million
  4. Nine News 6.30pm — 1.003 million

Losers: Anyone who missed Brilliant Creatures on ABC.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.121 million
  2. Seven News — 1.030 million
  3. Nine News 6.30pm — 1.003 million
  4. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 969,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 839,000
  6. ABC  News  – 779,000
  7. The Project (Ten) — 704,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 704,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 615,000
  10. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 578,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 394,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 307,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 127,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC  87,000 + 37,000 on News 24) — 124,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 114,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 52,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (3.2%)
  2. LifeStyle  (2.4%)
  3. TV1  (2.4%)
  4. Fox Footy (2.0%)
  5. A&E (1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: All Australian Awards (Fox Footy) — 156,000
  2. AFL:On The Couch  (Fox Footy) — 105,000
  3. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) —88,000
  4. Location Location Location Australia (LifeStyle) — 80,000
  5. Modern Family (Fox) — 75,000

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