An easy win to Seven in both metros and the regional markets. Nine however is looking to the second State of Origin on Wednesday night to win the week for it, as game one did three weeks ago. House Rules easily won the battle of the “reality” programs last night with what can only be called a dominant victory, powered by a huge 711,000 viewers in regional markets to give it 1.797 million viewers. Masterchef Australia managed 1.359 million (but only 276,000 in the regions), While Nine’s Reno Rules averaged 1.251 million national viewers and 355,000 in the regions.

The first part of the ABC’s mini series, The Secret River averaged 1.072 viewers across the country last night including 729,000 in the metros and 343,000 in the regions (which meant it easily beat Masterchef). Insiders easily won the morning chat battle with 524,000 national viewers to The Bolt Report’s 240,000. In the morning, Insiders had 371,000 to Bolt’s 173,000. Insiders remains informative (and opinionated). Bolt remains a lecture, (and opinionated) and viewers are making clear what they want to watch.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (30.1%)
  2. Nine (25.5%)
  3. Ten (21.5%)
  4. ABC (16.9%)
  5. SBS (6.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (21.5%)
  2. Nine (19.9%)
  3. Ten (16.5%)
  4. ABC 1 (13.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (5.1%)
  2. 7TWO (3.4%)
  3. GO (3.1%)
  4. Eleven (2.6%)
  5. Gem, One (2.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  – 1.924 million
  2. Nine News — 1.898 million
  3. House Rules (Seven) — 1.797 million
  4. Masterchef Australia (Ten) – 1.359 million
  5. Reno Rumble (Ten) — 1.251 million
  6. ABC News — 1.242 million
  7. Sunday Night (Seven) — 1.136 million
  8. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.129 million
  9. The Secret River (ABC) — 1.072 million
  10. Martin Clunes Man and Beast (ABC) — 965,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.332 million
  2. Seven News — 1.236 million
  3. House Rules (Seven) — 1.086 million
  4. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.083 million

Losers: It was an uninspiring night except for The Secret River.Metro news and current affairs: Nine News — 1.332 million

  1. Nine News — 1.332 million
  2. Seven News — 1.236 million
  3. 7pm ABC 1 News — 822,000
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) —808,000
  5. Sunday Night (Seven) — 663,000
  6. Ten Eyewitness News — 431,000
  7. SBS World News  —198,000

Morning TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC 1, 279,000 plus 92,000 on News 24) — 371,000
  2. Landline (ABC 1), Weekend Sunrise (Seven) , Weekend Today, (Nine)  — 267,000
  3. The Bolt Report (Ten) — 173,000
  4. Offsiders (ABC 1) — 162,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Footy (6.6%)
  2. LifeStyle (2.0%)
  3. Fox Sports 4 , Fox8 (1.9%)
  4. Foxtel Movies Premiere, UKTV (1.7%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: St Kilda v Melbourne (FX) — 261,000
  2. AFL: Collingwood v Western Sydney (Fox Footy) — 220,000
  3. FL: Before The Bounce (Fox Footy) — 168,000
  4. AFL Bounce (Fox Footy) — 115,000
  5. Open Slather (Comedy Channel) — 101,000

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