Seven’s night in metro and regional markets, thanks to the AFL game from Adelaide won by Hawthorn over the Crows, Cats in Sydney and Brisbane and weak programming on Nine. There was nothing to support Masterchef Australia on Ten which was the most watched program in metro markets, along with Nine News.

Masterchef Australia though did very well in the demos for Ten, helping the network maintain its audience share improvement this year. Masterchef Australia had 1.395 million national viewers and lifted its weak regional audience to a nice 384,000 last night.

The Adelaide-Hawthorn AFL game has 837,000 national viewers on Seven and 7mate last night, and a further 229,000 on Fox Footy, for a total national audience of around 1.037 million viewers.

The Priscilla special, Between A Frock and A Hard Place had 763,000 viewers on ABC across the country last night, and the Q&A special straight after had 545,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (30.0%)
  2. Nine (25.5%)
  3. Ten (21.6%)
  4. ABC (17.9%)
  5. SBS (5.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (20.8%)
  2. Ten (16.1%)
  3. Nine (15.9%)
  4. ABC (12.4?%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.0%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (6.5%)
  2. 7TWO (5.3%)
  3. 7mate (3.9%)
  4. ABC2 (3.5%)
  5. Gem (3.2%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.489 million
  2. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.395 million
  3. Seven News — 1.184 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) – 1.138 million
  5. ABC News — 1.113 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.008 million
  7. Nine News 6.30 — 977,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 970,000
  9. Hot Seat (Nine) — 935,000
  10. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 930,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.010 million
  2. Nine News — 1.010 million

Losers:  Well, if you didn’t like chefing, cats, AFL, or frocks and blokes, you were in trouble. Actually there was more of interest for a wider spread of viewers last night than the night before when the mighty Blues won Origin 2…Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.010 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 977,000
  3. Seven News — 894,000
  4. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 883,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 831,000
  6. ABC News — 732,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 635,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 598,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 559,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 449,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 310000
  2. Today (Nine) – 296,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 137,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC  96,000 + 34,000 on News 24) — 132,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 95,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 52,000

Pay TV shares:

  1. Fox Footy (4.4%)
  2. Fox8 (3.1%)
  3. LifeStyle (2.9%)
  4. TVHITS (2.0%)
  5. A&E, UKTV (1.7%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: Adelaide v Hawthorn (Fox Footy) – 229,000
  2. Australia’s Next Top Model (Fox8) – 115,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox9) – 91,000
  4. Grand Designs Australia (LifeStyle) – 87,000
  5. AFL: Thursday Night Footy (Fox Footy) – 83,000

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