The Block Glasshouse and the Footy Shows (especially the AFL version in Melbourne) gave Nine a big win in metro markets and a very sold main channel win in regional areas (Seven grabbed a small overall win in the regionals last night, but that was insignificant). Ten was third in all markets, and the ABC was fourth.

The Block Glasshouse had 1.696 million national/1.134 million metro/562,000 regional viewers. The Footy Show had 1.307 million national/979,000 metro/328,000 regional viewers. That was a solid performance, but a few years ago that national figure would have been fine for the metros alone. The Bachelor on Ten cracked the million viewer market and the national top 10 with 1.017 million viewers. Seven’s The Amazing Race ended the current run, buried last night at 9pm (and up against the Footy Shows, especially the AFL version). The Race had 660,000 national/416,000 metro/244,000 regional viewers. Can Seven revive this flop and bring it back in 2015?

The AFL Footy Show, faded as it is — a veritable Dowager of the forward 50 these days — still managed to do the job last night for Nine, especially in Melbourne where 535,000 people watched, and I bet that 530,000 were fans of anybody but the Swans! The Melbourne audience was the highest since 2009, and was the biggest audience in any market last night. Carn the Swannies! There are NRL finals tonight and tomorrow night, if anyone is interested.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (33.7%)
  2. Seven (25.6%)
  3. Ten (19.1%)
  4. ABC (16.7%)
  5. SBS (4.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (27.9%)
  2. Seven (16.2%)
  3. Ten (14.2%)
  4. ABC 1 (11.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.3%)
  2. 7mate (4.3%)
  3. Gem (3.0%)
  4. ABC 2 (2.9%)
  5. GO (2.8%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The Block Glasshouse (Nine) — 1.696 million
  2. Nine News — 1.588 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.366 million
  4. The Footy Shows (Nine) – 1.307 million
  5. Seven News — 1.286 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.083 million
  7. 7pm ABC 1 News — 1.076 million
  8. The Bachelor (Ten) — 1.017 million
  9.  Nine News 6.30 — 1.005 million
  10. Dynamo Magician Impossible (Seven) — 984,000

Top metro programs:

  1. The Block Glasshouse (Nine) — 1.134 million
  2. Nine News — 1.096 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 1.005 million

Losers: Non sporting folk.Its the closing week or so of the footy season,  so naturally the screen is full of the stuff, or so it seems. Only another one night to go before the AFL ends, and 10 day for the NRL which has its big week, or ‘who will win’, until Sunday week. So viewers outside NSW and Queensland and the small ghetto in Melbourne, tune out, the AFL season starts in early 2015, but don’t forget The Cup! (Melbourne and Cricket).Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.096 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.005 million
  3. Seven News —973,000
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 927,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 907,000
  6. 7pm ABC 1 News  — 729,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC 1) — 648,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 642,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 610,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 448,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 342,000
  2. Today (Nine) —284,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 157,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  95,000 + 52,000 on News 24) — 147,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 115,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 56,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.7%)
  2. LifeStyle  (2.1%)
  3. TV1  (2.0%)
  4. Cartoon Network (1.9%)
  5. UKTV, Sky News (1.6%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fo Footy) — 85,000
  2. Outlander (SoHo) — 69,000
  3. Family Guy (Fox8) — 62,000
  4. Modern Family (Fox8) — 58,000
  5. Sterlo (Fox Sports 1) – 57,000

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