Seven won Total People in metro and regional markets (streeted Nine actually in the regions), the ABC was third and Ten a weak fourth). ABC TV management did the right thing yesterday and gave Mad As Hell another season, and Shaun Micallef the starring role in a new series  where he plays a struggling former PM  — so plenty of role models to choose from. Nine says it won the demos, despite the huge move to digital channels.

Nine News won the 6pm battle in Sydney (75,000), Melbourne (65,000) and Brisbane (by just 2,00o). Seven won Adelaide and Perth by margins big enough for the metro market win. In the morning though another very weak performance by Today with 290,000 — well behind Sunrise on Seven with 387,000 metro viewers.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (31.3%)
  2. Nine (25.8%)
  3. ABC (20.1%)
  4. Ten (18.0%)
  5. SBS (4.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (19.6%)
  2. Nine (16.7%)
  3. ABC (14.2%)
  4. Ten (11.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.2%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (7.6%)
  2. GO (6.1%)
  3. 7mate, ABC2 (4.1%)
  4. Eleven (3.8%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine News 1.325 million
  2. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.258 million
  3. Seven News — 1.196 million
  4. Criminal Minds  (Seven) – 1.162 million
  5. ABC News — 1.091 million
  6. Air Rescue (Seven) — 1.031 million
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.030 million
  8. Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (ABC) — 1.027 million
  9. The Chaser’s Media Circus (ABC) — 1.019 million
  10. David Attenborough’s Life (Nine) — 991,000

Losers:  Main channel viewers who didn’t watch the ABC, especially Mad As Hell and The Chaser’s Media Circus.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 927,000
  2. Nine News — 902,000
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 881,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 862,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) —814,000
  6. 7pm ABC 1 News — 764,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC 1) — 722,000
  8. Ten Eyewitness News — 592,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 558,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 428,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 387,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 290,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 153,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  82,000 + 39,000 on News 24) — 121,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 110,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 51,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Family Guy (Fox8) – 63,000
  2. Family Guy (Fox8) — 60,000
  3. FFA Cup (Fox Sports 4) — 55,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) —55,000
  5. Futurama (Fox8) – 50,000

*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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