The X Factor finally burst into life for Seven last night, giving the network a win in metro markets and a huge victory in the regional markets. The X Factor had its best figures so far this series (it had been battling The Block Glasshouse which had proven dominant) and topped the two million national mark for the first time. In fact The X Factor topped the night nationally for the first time with 2.026 million national/ 1.302 million metro/ 725,000 regional viewers.

The fresh episode of The Big Bang Theory at 7.30pm, plus a repeat and then the weak Big Brother helped Nine to do well in the metro demos, but in the regions, the three programs were well beaten. The Big Bang Theory had 1.944 million national/ 1.384 million metro/ 596,000 regional viewers the following repeat had 1.722 million/ 1.189 million metro/ 534,000 regional viewers. The X Factor though had more viewers across the hour of The Big Bang Theory, although Big Bang, helped by the silly Big Brother (876,000 national/ 637,000 metro/ 239,000 regional viewers), gave Nine the edge in the demos. After The X Factor ended, The Blacklist did well for Seven with 1.451 million national viewers.  In the morning Nine’s Today started the week with 321,000 viewers, but Seven’s Sunrise had 381,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (32.1%)
  2. Nine (26.8%)
  3. ABC (21.1%)
  4. Ten (16.3%)
  5. SBS (3.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (23.3%)
  2. Nine (20.3%)
  3. ABC (15.7%)
  4. Ten (10.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.2%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.6%)
  2. ABC2, GO (3.4%)
  3. 7mate (3.3%)
  4. Gem (3.1%

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The X Factor Results (Seven) — 2.026 million
  2. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.944 million
  3. The Big Bang Theory repeat (Nine) — 1.722 million
  4. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) – 2.171 million
  5. Nine News — 1.585 million
  6. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.568 million
  7. Seven News 1.464 million
  8. The Blacklist (Seven) — 1.351 million
  9. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.258 million
  10. ABC News1.234 million

Top metro programs:

  1.  The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.384 million
  2. The X Factor Results (Seven) — 1.302 million
  3. The Big Bang Theory repeat (Nine) — 1.189 million
  4. Seven News 1.122 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.101 million
  6. Nine News — 1.091 million
  7. Nine News 6.30 — 1.087 million
  8. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.019 million

Losers:  Ten.  Party Tricks’ promising first episode last week wasn’t sustained last night with a slow, boring, going nowhere second episode that completely destroyed the program’s appeal. It wasn’t apparent last week, but last night Nina was back, all hand wringing and neurotic! No wonder the audience numbers slipped.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.122 million
  2. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.101 million
  3. Nine News — 1.091 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 1.087 million
  5. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.019 million
  6. Australian Story (ABC) — 918,000
  7. Four Corners (ABC) — 828,000
  8. ABC News — 823,000
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 780,000
  10. Q&A (ABC 589,000, 73,000 News 24) — 662,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 381,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 321,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 157,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) — 124,000
  5. News Breakfast (ABC 80,000 + 44,000 on News 24) — 124,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 63,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.8%)
  2. LifeStyle  (2.2%)
  3. TVHITS!  (2.2%)
  4. UKTV (1.7%)
  5. Fx (1.7%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Walking Dead (Fx) – 98,000
  2. Family Guy (Fox8) – 80,000
  3. Family Guy (Fox8) – 71,000
  4. Futurama (Fox8) – 67,000
  5. Modern Family (Fox8) — 66,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM. (All shares on the basis of combined overnight 6pm to midnight all people.) and network reports.

Peter Fray

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