Viewers were not really interested on what went to air last night. No program had a million or more viewers in the five metro markets. Dancing With The Stars waddled its way across our screens last night, looking much like the average age of its demo at times. It was at least colourful and had movement and some life.

Dancing topped the national figures after a solid effort in the regionals and fifth in the metros. It was the most watched post 7.30 program with 1.487 million national/ 946,000 metro/ 542,000 regional viewers. The 6 to 7pm news and current affairs programs did well, as they always do when the rest of the night is average. Big Brother averaged 860,000 national/ 628,000 metro/ 232,000 regional viewers and did well in the 16 to 49 demos. I think it had some sort of eviction — double fake … what will this program stoop to next?

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (29.0%)
  2. Seven (28.3%)
  3. Ten (20.8%)
  4. ABC (17.1%)
  5. SBS (4.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (20.3%)
  2. Nine (18.9%)
  3. Ten (14.9%)
  4. ABC (12.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.3%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. GO, Gem (5.0%)
  2. 7TWO (4.5%)
  3. 7mate (3.5%)
  4. ONE (3.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Dancing With The Stars (Seven) – 1.487 million
  2. Nine News — 1.459 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.457 million
  4. Seven News 1.306 million
  5. ABC News – 1.156 million
  6. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.123 million
  7. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 1.030 million
  8. NCIS (Ten) — 1.018 million
  9. Flying Miners (ABC) — 987,000
  10. A Current Affair (Nine) — 983,000

Top metro programs: None had a million or more viewers last night.

Losers: Just an average, average night.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News  – 983,000
  2. Seven News — 970,000
  3. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 967,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 951,000
  5. A Current Affair – 821,000
  6. ABC News – 750,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 743,000
  8. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 708,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 620,000
  10. Ten Eyewitness News — 586,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 360,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 300,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 133,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 82,000 + 45,000 on News 24) — 127,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 104,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 55,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.9%)
  2. LifeStyle  (2.6%)
  3. TVHITS!  (2.1%)
  4. UKTV (1.9%)
  5. A&E (1.7%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Modern Family (Fox8) – 78,000
  2. Family Guy (Fox8) – 65,000
  3. Location Location Location (LifeStyle) – 65,000
  4. Selling Houses Australia (LifeStyle) – 59,000
  5. Coronation Street (UKTV) – 59,000

*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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