A close night in the metros. Seven finished just in front of Nine and Ten in Total People and the main channels, but Masterchef Australia’s performance gave Ten a whack of the best demo viewers. But in the regionals, it was a very easy win for Seven. In fact so easy was it that daylight was second — a result that was in stark contrast to the closeness in the metros. Seven again lost the 6pm news battle badly in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. But Sunrise had a big win in the mornings as it added viewers and Today shed them. Sunrise’s caravan shtick for the week worked.

With an AFL game on Seven tonight, Nine ran the AFL Footy Show last night, resulting in split programming and a weak performance, especially in the regionals. Masterchef Australia topped the night in both the metros and nationally with more than 1.5 million people, with a solid 420,000 of them in the regionals. ABC’s The Weekly battled on gamely with 925,000 national viewers, which wasn’t too shabby.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (26.8%)
  2. Nine (26.1%)
  3. Ten (23.9%)
  4. ABC (18.0%)
  5. SBS (5.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (18.5%)
  2. Nine (18.2%)
  3. Ten (17.7%)
  4. ABC (12.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.0%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.8%)
  2. GO (4.4%)
  3. Eleven (3.9%
  4. ABC2 (3.6%)
  5. Gem, 7mate (3.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.642 million
  2. Nine News — 1.592 million
  3. Seven News — 1.336 million
  4. Border Security (Seven) – 1.286 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.269 million
  6. Highway Patrol (Seven) — 1.257 million
  7. ABC News — 1.203 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.177 million
  9. Nine News 6.30 — 1.101 million
  10. Criminal Minds (Seven) — 1.053 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.221 million
  2. Nine News — 1.123 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 1.101 million
  4. Seven News — 1.001 million

Losers: What you call a “groan” night. That’s when you scan the EPG or dead tree guide and mutter, “oh no, not that, groan.” And apart from Masterchef and The Weekly, that’s what it was last night.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.123 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.101 million
  3. Seven News — 1.001 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) – 954,000
  5. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 926,000
  6. ABC News — 819,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 697,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 694,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 598,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 555,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 344,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 276,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 158,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) — 136,000
  5. News Breakfast (ABC 76,000 + 42,000 on News 24) — 118,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 48,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.8%)
  2. LifeStyle  (2.6%)
  3. TVHITS, UKTV (1.8%)
  4. Arena, Crime & Investigation  (1.5%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 99,000
  2. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 99,000
  3. Sterlo On The Couch  (Fox Sports 1) – 93,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 71,000
  5. Location Location Revisits (LifeStyle) – 75,000

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