Thanks to The Voice and the silly annual Ted Whitten memorial kick and giggle exhibition game in Melbourne, Nine won metros easily last night. It is hard to believe that Seven still managed to get up in regional markets with such a weak performer as Houdini, which bombed badly in the metros with just 310,000 viewers from 9.15 to 11.15pm. Viewers got that one right. Ten finished in front of the ABC in the metros, and in the regionals and Masterchef Australia did well. House Rules didn’t despite what seemed hours of it (it went from 7.30pm to 9.15pm).

The Voice topped the night  with 1.809 million national viewers,  a solid 507,000 of those in the regionals. But the big effort on the night was the way a massive 690,000 people in regional areas watched House Rules and lifted it to third nationally with 1.591 million people  from eigth in the metros. Those very high audiences in the regionals are giving House Rules a much better look than its average effort in the metros. Masterchef Australia had a solid 1.353 million national viewers, but only 359,000 million in the regions.

Seven’s Home and Away continues to drift lower in the metros — 791,000 last night is well under its recent best, but the 509,000 regional viewers pushed it up to a solid 1.300 million. The Whitten game on Nine had 582,000 metro viewers, including 437,000 in Melbourne, which was the whole point of the exercise. Nine News had big wins in Sydney and Melbourne over Seven by 100,000 or more viewers in each market.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (32.6%)
  2. Seven (25.6%)
  3. Ten (19.2%)
  4. ABC (18.7%)
  5. SBS (3.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (26.3%)
  2. Seven (17.5%)
  3. Ten (14.6%)
  4. ABC (13.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.0%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.6%)
  2. 7mate (3.6%)
  3. ABC 2 (3.4%)
  4. GO (3.3%)
  5. Gem (3.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The Voice (Nine) — 1.809 million
  2. Nine News — 1.616 million
  3. House Rules (Seven) — 1.591 million
  4. Seven News  – 1.386 million
  5. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.353 million
  6. ABC News — 1.311 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.300 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) – 1.192 million
  9. Nine News 6.30 — 1.169 million
  10. Arthur Phillip (ABC) — 1.076 million

Top metro programs:

  1. The Voice (Nine) — 1.301 million
  2. Nine News — 1.187 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 1.169 million
  4. Seven News — 1.047 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 1.018 million

Losers: Average night, the difference with Monday night was quite telling. Not much choice at all except Masterchef and The Voice. If you wanted something more? Well, the Captain Arthur Phillip doco on ABC was more than passable.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.187 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.169 million
  3. Seven News —1.047 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.018 million
  5. Seven News/Today Tonight —961,000
  6. 7pm ABC 1 News  — 882,000
  7. Foreign Correspondent: When Attenborough Met Obama (ABC 1) — 711,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC 1) — 697,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 683,000
  10. Ten Eyewitness News — 626,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 303,000
  2. Today (Nine) —291,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 162,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  87,000 + 48,000 on News 24) — 135,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 128,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 75,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. LifeStyle (2.3%)
  2. Fox8  (2.2%)
  3. Fox Sports 4 (1.8%)
  4. Universal (1.6%)
  5. TVHITS, UKTV, Disney Jr (1.5%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Back Page (Fox Sports 1) —84,000
  2. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 75,000
  3. River Cottage Australia (LifeStyle) —71,000
  4. Peppa Pig (Nick Jr) — 71,000
  5. Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig (Nick Jr) — 66,000

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