Just a waste of a night really, except for Masterchef Australia (don’t like eliminations on a Thursday night though) and the Masterclass. The Footy Show (NRL) on Nine was weak. Arnold Schwarzenegger as all round the place (isn’t he a spruiker for REA.com as well as a former governor of California and a movie thingie?). Talk about free kicks and being star struck.

In the morning Today fell behind Sunrise for yet another morning  322,000 metro viewers to 270,000 for Today. Contract talks are supposed to be happening with Nine and Karl and Lisa. Those heady days of two wins in a row last week are firmly behind Nine. Despite all the money paid to Karl and Lisa and Sam and Kochie (at Sunrise), the best performing breakfast hosting pair are Michael Rowland and Virginia Trioli (who has really hit her straps in this slot and turned it into her own) on the ABC’s News Breakfast. In fact the whole team of Weather Woman, Vanessa O’Halloran and Sports Guru, Paul Kennedy (a more than good stand in for Michael Rowland last month) are by far the strongest hosting group on TV at the moment. But going commercial would kill their cred for most of their audience, but it would expose commercial TV audiences to a very different group.

Nine won the night in the metros, Seven in the regions, again. Ten was third in both areas, and the ABC 4th. Ten’s audience remains up sharply from 2014 (which undewrliens what a disaster last year and 2013 were for the network. Thanks Lachie!)

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (27.6%)
  2. Seven (25.6%)
  3. Ten (24.0%)
  4. ABC (17.9%)
  5. SBS (5.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (19.1%)
  2. Seven (16.5%)
  3. Ten (16.3%)
  4. ABC (13.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.7%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.5%)
  2. GO (5.4%)
  3. Eleven (4.6%)
  4. 7mate (3.5%)
  5. Gem (3.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.512 million
  2. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.368 million
  3. Seven News — 1.339 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) – 1.295 million
  5. ABC News — 1.198 million
  6. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.085 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) – 1.064 million
  8. Nine News 6.30 — 1.006 million
  9. The Checkout (ABC) — 970,000
  10. Masterchef Masterclass (Ten) — 959,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.073 million
  2. Seven News — 1.020 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 1.006 million
  4. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.004 million

Losers: TV viewers – apart from Masterchef, a night to go out, do some shopping, stay online, drink, eat, sleep, snore, dream of warm, sunny places …Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.073 million
  2. Seven News — 1.020 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 1.006 million
  4. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 956.000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 894,000
  6. ABC News — 829,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 750,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) – 596,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 579,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) – 477,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 322,000
  2. Today (Nine) –  270,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  91,000 + 50,000 on News 24) — 141,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 136,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 103,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 56,000

Top pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (3.1%)
  2. LifeStyle  (2.9%)
  3. TVHITS  (1.9%)
  4. Fox Footy (1.6%)
  5. Fox Classics, A&E, UKTV, Disney Jr  (1.5%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Australia’s Next Top Model (Fox Footy) – 106,000
  2. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 97,000
  3. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 90,000
  4. Grand Designs Australia (LifeStyle) — 90,000
  5. Matty Johns Big Weekend (Fox Sports 1) – 83,000

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