A mixed night.Thanks to a strong performance in Melbourne by Ten and Masterchef Australia (it was the most watched program in Melbourne last night) the night’s outcome was skewed. Seven won Total People in the metros and lost the main channels to Nine. Nine won Sydney (by a big margin), Ten won Melbourne and Seven won Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. The absence of an afternoon AFL game hurt Seven in Melbourne. In the regionals, the now usual story — Seven won easily.

Masterchef Australia did well, thanks in part  to its Melbourne performance and a stronger performance in the regions where it was watched by 410,000. House Rules did well, and again topped the regionals with 668,000 viewers. Poor old Reno Rumble is finishing tonight and last night Nine’s cobbled together effort could only attract 1.238 million national viewers, including 338,000 in the regions. This one won’t be back. The second and final part of The Secret River had just over a million national viewers on ABC in another solid effort.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (28.0%)
  2. Nine (26.0%)
  3. Ten (23.4%)
  4. ABC (16.7%)
  5. SBS (5.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (19.8%)
  2. Seven (19.0%)
  3. Ten (17.2%)
  4. ABC (12.7%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.9%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (5.4%)
  2. 7TWO (3.6%)
  3. Gem (3.2%)
  4. ONE (3.1%)
  5. GO, Eleven (3.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.997 million
  2. Seven News — 1.791 million
  3. House Rules (Seven) — 1.638 million
  4. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.625 million
  5. ABC News — 1.434 million
  6. Sunday Night (Seven) – 1.349 million
  7. Reno Rumble (Nine) — 1.238 million
  8. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.116 million
  9. Martin Clunes: Man and Beast (ABC) — 1.027 million
  10. The Secret River (ABC) — 1.006 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.380 million
  2. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.215 million
  3. Seven News — 1.141 million

Losers: A weak night all round except for the final part of The Secret River on ABC.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.380 million
  2. Seven News — 1.141 million
  3. ABC News — 965,000
  4. Sunday Night (Seven) — 849,000
  5. 60 Minutes (Nine) – 782,000
  6. Ten Eyewitness News — 462,000
  7. SBS World News — 216,000

Morning TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC 294,000, 81,000 on News 24) — 375,000
  2. Landline (ABC) — 288,000
  3. Weekend Today (Nine) – 268,000
  4. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) – 263,000
  5. The Bolt Report (Ten) — 165,000
  6. Offsiders (ABC) — 164,000

Top pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Footy  (4.3%)
  2. Fox Sports 5  (3.3%)
  3. Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 3  (2.3%)
  4. Foxtel Movies Premiere, Fox8 (2.2%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: Geelong v Melbourne (Fox Footy) – 276,000
  2. AFL: Bounce (Fox Footy) — 204,000
  3. NRL: Newcastle v Cronulla (Fox Sports 1)  – 181,000
  4. F1: Austrian GP (Fox Sports 5) – 125,000
  5. Hercules (Foxtel Movies Premiere) – 97,000

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