Ten failed with its two new cops programs; Seven safely downloaded, sorry, fast tracked the first of the new season episodes of The Blacklist and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Blacklist did well, finishing third nationally, up from sixth in the metros. Nine depended on the durable episode of The Block Glasshouse, while Big Brother failed to rate for yet another night. Seven had more viewers overall in the metros and with Nine tied the main channels. But in the regions, Seven did well, led by The X Factor results, Home and Away and The Blacklist. Nine was second, the ABC  was third and Ten a weak fourth (as they were in the metros).

The Block Glasshouse had 1.886 million national/ 1.333 million metro/ 553,000 regional viewers. The X Factor results episode had 1.815 million/ 1.161 million metro/ 655,000 regional viewers (which made it number 1 in those markets), and helped boost it to second spot nationally from third in the metros, in front of Home and Away (608,000), The Blacklist (590,000) and The Block (553,000).

Gold Coast Cops debuted on Ten at 7.30pm and Territory Cops at 8pm, managing 851,000 national/563,000 metro/287,000 regional viewers and 739,000 national/472,000 metro/267,000 regional viewers respectively. Let’s see how many viewers return next week. The look isn’t promising on those figures. Both have average titles and weak ideas. More observational stories involving police. Hardly original TV thinkingSeven and Nine have done the observational cop shows to death, although Seven is running The Force on Wednesdays with continuing success. Big Brother on Nine at 8.40 pm managed 1.012 million national/ 735,000 metro/ 277,000 regional viewers. Pretty pathetic for a pathetic program.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (30.4%)
  2. Nine (29.8%)
  3. ABC (19.3%)
  4. Ten (16.2%)
  5. SBS (4.6%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (22.5%)
  2. Nine (22.5%)
  3. ABC (14.5%)
  4. Ten (11.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.7%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.1%)
  2. GO (4.0%)
  3. Gem (2.9%)
  4. ABC2, 7mate (2.8%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The Block Glasshouse (Nine) — 1.886 million
  2. The X Factor Results (Seven) — 1.815 million
  3. Nine News — 1.655 million
  4. The Blacklist (Seven) – 1.638 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.577 million
  6. Seven News — 1.503 million
  7. Australian Story (ABC) — 1.307 million
  8. ABC News — 1.232 million
  9. Nine News 6.30 1.184 million

Top metro programs:

  1. The Block Glasshouse (Nine) — 1.333 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.184 million
  3. The X Factor Results (Seven) — 1.161 million
  4. Seven News — 1.146 million
  5. Nine News — 1.129 million
  6. The Blacklist (Seven) — 1.048 million
  7. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.035 million

Losers: Quite a bit of programming choice last night, but there are a couple contenders lurking on Ten (see above), while BB remains weak.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News 6.30 1.184 million
  2. Seven News — 1.146 million
  3. Nine News — 1.129 million
  4. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.035 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 988,000
  6. Australian Story (ABC) — 887,000
  7. ABC News  – 813,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 746,000
  9. Four Corners (ABC) — 729,000
  10. Media Watch (ABC) — 669,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 340,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 284,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 157,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  82,000 + 41,000 on News 24) — 123,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 119,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 62,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.7%)
  2. Fox Sports 1 (2.3%)
  3. LifeStyle  (2.1%)
  4. TVHITS! (1.9%)
  5. Disney (1.9%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Rugby League: Dally M Awards (Fox Sports 1)) – 194,000
  2. Monday Night With Matty Johns (Fox Sports 1) – 88,000
  3. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 78,000
  4. Monday Night With Matty Johns (Fox Sports 1) – 75,000
  5. The Big Bang Theory (Comedy Channel) – 67,000

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