Well, Struggle Street ended with a bang last night. The audience tapered off, but not by as much as I thought. The national audience was 1.161 million (well under the record 1.3 million plus of the debut last week), but it was enough for SBS to finish in front of ABC in metro markets and in the regions. Seven though won the metro and regional markets as its trio of programs, Home and Away, House Rules and Criminal Minds all did well. Masterchef Australia again stood out as the best non-news program on the night in metro markets and second best nationally after Home and Away. But Masterchef Australia was again very weak in the regions where it just doesn’t resonate as strongly. Seven’s House Rules slipped past Nine’s Reno Rumble in metro markets and extended its lead in the regionals, to be ahead nationally by a handy 220,000 plus viewers.

ABC’s The Weakly (AKA The Weekly) at 8.30pm was a weakling, averaging 770,000 national viewers, made up of 570,000 metro and 200,000 regional viewers. Not very good or funny or insightful, but it could be so much better. And at 7.30 tonight there’s another version of The Weakly with the Budget Address in Reply from Federal Opposition leader, Bill Shorten.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (27.3%)
  2. Nine (24.5%)
  3. Ten (21.2%)
  4. ABC (14.7%)
  5. SBS (12.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (18.4%)
  2. Nine (17.0%)
  3. Ten (15.1%)
  4. SBS1 (11.3?%)
  5. ABC1  (10.7%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.9%)
  2. GO (4.6%)
  3. 7mate (4.0%)
  4. Eleven (3.6%)
  5. Gem (2.9%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine News  – 1.632 million
  2. Seven News –  1.524 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven) –  1.355 million
  4. Masterchef Australia (Ten) –  1.335 million
  5. House Rules (Seven) –  1.315 million
  6. ABC News –  1.213 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) –  1.198 million
  8. Struggle Street (SBS) –  1.161 million
  9. Reno Rumble (Nine) –  1.088 million
  10. Criminal Minds (Seven) – 1.069 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News  – 1.177 million
  2. Seven News — 1.151 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 1.054 million
  4. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.056 million
  5. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.037 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.003 million

Losers: The Weekly, Reno Rumble. And Masterchef Australia in regional markets — why that is and the likes of Reno Rumble and House Rules do better is one of TV’s great mysteries.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News  — 1.177 million
  2. Seven News — 1.151 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 1.054 million
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.037 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 1.003 million
  6. 7pm ABC 1 News  — 843,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC 1) — 698,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 605,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 596,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 464,000

 

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) —303,000
  2. Today (Nine) — 286,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  92,000 + 50,000 on News 24) —142,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 126,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 120,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 66,000

 

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2-9%)
  2. LifeStyle  (2.4%)
  3. TVHITS  (2.3%)
  4. UKTV (1.7%)
  5. Arena (1.6%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Flash (FX) — 1425000
  2. AFL: 360 (Fox8) — 85,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 71,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 63,000
  5. Sterlo On The Couch (Fox Sports 1) — 58,000

 

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