There’s life left in House Rules, or there was last night as Seven’s reno program had its first whole house reveal and beat Nine’s spoiler Reno Rumble in metro and regional markets. House Rules couldn’t quite bridge the gas with Masterchef Australia on Ten, but with the news doing well and Sunday Night on top of 60 Minutes and everything else bar the reality programs, Seven emerged the clear winner in metro and regional markets last night. Nine just pipped Ten for second place. In fact in the metro main channels, Nine was a weak third behind Ten in second and Seven way out in front. Is Reno Rumble crumbling already, or will it bounce back tonight?

Masterchef Australia had 1.525 million national viewers, House Rules had 1.507 million and Reno Rumble had 1.164 million — a big gap, but House Rules did have the whole house reveal which is the weekly highlight.

Seven won by 10 points in regional markets in Total People, and streeted the opposition in the main channels where ABC with a share of 12.1% just pipped Ten’s main channel with 12.0% — not a good look for Masterchef Australia.

In the morning, Laurie Oakes’ traditional interview with the treasurer of the day on the Weekend Today show lifted it to a win in the metros over Insiders and Weekend Sunrise. Oakes’ grilling of Joe Hockey was exquisite and a lesson for all the other interviewer wannabes on the ABC in particular.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (29.8%)
  2. Nine (24.3%)
  3. Ten (23.4%)
  4. ABC (17.4%)
  5. SBS (5.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (22.4%)
  2. Ten (18.0%)
  3. Nine (16.6%)
  4. ABC (12.9%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (4.0%)
  2. 7TWO (3.8%)
  3. Gem (3.6%)
  4. 7mate (3.5%)
  5. ABC2 (2.9%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  – 1.773 million
  2. Nine News — 1.750 million
  3. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.525 million
  4. House Rules (Seven) – 1.507 million
  5. ABC News — 1.250 million
  6. Sunday Night (Seven) — 1.236 million
  7. Reno Rumble (Nine) — 1.1164 million
  8. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 990,000
  9. Poldark (ABC) — 914,000
  10. Modern Family episode 2 (Ten) — 911,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.194 million
  2. Seven News  – 1.154 million
  3. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.146 million

Losers: Nine and Reno Rumble.  Tonight’s winning house episode could determine the continuing success of the spolier.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.194 milli
  2. Seven News  – 1.154 million
  3. ABC News — 824,000
  4. Sunday Night (Seven) – 728,000
  5. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 700,000
  6. Ten Eyewitness News – 333,000
  7. SBS World News — 155,000

Morning TV:

  1. Weekend Today (Seven) – 317,000
  2. Insiders (ABC, 214,000, 93,000 on News 24) — 307,000
  3. Weekend Sunrise  (Nine) – 297,000
  4. Landline (ABC) — 212,000
  5. The Bolt Report (Ten) — 156,000
  6. Offsiders (ABC ) — 126,000,

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: Port Adelaide v West Coast (Fox Footy) – 190,000
  2. NRL: Manly v Newcastle (Fox Sports 1) – 151,000
  3. AFL: Carlton v Brisbane (Fox Sports 3) — 137,000
  4. F1: Spanish GP (Fox Sports 5) – 123,000
  5. Fresh Off The Boat (Fox8) – 98,000

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Peter Fray

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