A win for Seven in the metros and regions in Total People and 25 to 54s. Nine won 16 to 39s and 18 to 49s thanks to Big Brother. Despite that win Big Brother had another weak night. Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell and The Chaser’s Media Circus again stood out, making Big Brother look like a slab of mindless drivel, which it is. The Chaser had 1.111 million national/ 759,000 regional/ 352,000 regional viewers. Mad As Hell had 947,000 national/ 649,000 metro/ 298,000 regional viewers. Big Brother had 814,000 national/ 606,000 metro/ 208,000 regional viewers. The most watched programs nationally were The Force with 1.687 million national viewers (and it was the only program to crack the million viewer mark in metro markets.) Its companion program, Border Security had 1.456 million national viewers. Both are Seven programs. Third was Seven’s reliable Home and Away with 1.372 million national viewers.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (34.0%)
  2. Nine (26.7%)
  3. ABC (18.7%)
  4. Ten (16.7%)
  5. SBS (3.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (27.1%)
  2. Nine (17.7%)
  3. ABC (13.5%)
  4. Ten (10.3)
  5. SBS ONE (2.8%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (7.6%)
  2. GO (5.9%)
  3. 7mate (4.4%)
  4. ABC2, ONE, Eleven (3.2%

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The Force (Seven) – 1.687 million
  2. Border Security (Seven) — 1.456 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven ) — 1.372 million
  4. Nine News  – 1.348 million
  5. Seven News — 1.225 million
  6. Criminal Minds (Seven) — 1.204 million
  7. ABC News — 1.118 million
  8. The Chaser’s Media Circus (ABC) — 1.111 million
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 999,000
  10. David Attenborough’s Life (Nine) — 983,000

Losers: Those who choose to watch Big Brother and not Mad As Hell and the Chaser’s Media Circus.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 956,000
  2. Nine News — 937,000
  3. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 93,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 919,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 785,000
  6. ABC News 751,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 679,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 551,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 538,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 399,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 356,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 310,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 114,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) — 110,000
  5. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  71,000 + 38,000 on News 24) — 109,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 57,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Sports 2 (3.5%)
  2. Fox8  (2.4%)
  3. LifeStyle  (2.7%)
  4. TVHITS!  (2.3%)
  5. UKTV, Discovery, Nick Jr (1.6%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Cricket: Pakistan v Australia Test (Fox Sports 2) – 116,000
  2. Cricket: Pakistan v Australia Test (Fox Sports 2) – 85,000
  3. Cricket: The Lunch Break Show (Fox Sports 2) – 72,000
  4. Cricket: Pakistan v Australia Test (Fox Sports 2) – 68,000
  5. Paddock To Plate (LifeStyle) – 68,000

*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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