Thursday night apart from Seven was a bit of a wasteland, along with another solid effort from The Checkout on ABC at 8pm — 1.047 million viewers and deserved more. Australia: The Story of Us (1.185 million national viewers) and Downton Abbey (1.073 million viewers), plus Home and Away (1.294 million viewers) stood out in commercial TV. A night that is fading from memory. Seven and Night shared the honours, but Nine did better in the key demos.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven, Nine (28.9%)
  2. Ten (18.2%)
  3. ABC (16.5%)
  4. SBS (7.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (21.1%)
  2. Seven (19.3%)
  3. ABC (11.9%)
  4. Ten (11.4%)
  5. SBS ONE (6.1%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (6.3%)
  2. GO (5.0%)
  3. Eleven (3.5%)
  4. 7TWO (3.4%)
  5. ONE (3.3%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine News – 1.425 million
  2. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.294 million
  3. Seven News — 1.264 million
  4. 7pm ABC 1 News  – 1.210 million
  5. Australia: The Story of Us (Seven) — 1.185 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.102 million
  7. Downton Abbey (Seven) — 1.073 million
  8. 7.30 (ABC 1) — 1.065 million
  9. The Checkout (ABC 1) — 1.047 million
  10. Nine News 6.30, Seven News/Today Tonight — 940,000

Losers: A weak night, as viewers in metro markets can attest – not one program with a million or more viewers in the capital city markets.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News —  953,000
  2. Seven News — 946,000
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 940,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 940,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 918,000
  6. 7pm ABC 1 News — 781,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC 1) — 682,000
  8. Ten Eyewitness News — 551,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 485,000
  10. The Project 6.30 (Ten) — 418,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 338,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 286,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 136,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  84,000 + 33,000 on News 24) — 117,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 116,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 49,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (5.5%)
  2. LifeStyle  (2.1%)
  3. TVHITS  (2.0%)
  4. Arena/UKTV (1.6%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Simpsons Movie (FX) – 121,000
  2. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 107,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 94,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 82,000
  5. Grand Designs (LifeStyle) – 80,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. 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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