Yet another split viewing night. Seven won all people in metro markets, but Nine did better in the main channels and in the main demos. Ten was a clear third and the ABC was fourth. But in the regions, Seven was again a big winner from Nine, with Ten third and the ABC fourth. Masterchef Australia had a solid 1.589 million national viewers, including 416,000 in the regionals. It’s hard to believe that the same line ups on Seven and Nine could get so very different reactions from viewers in the metros and regionals. They seem to be different countries at times!

In the regions, big audiences tuned in for Home and Away, Border Security and Highway Patrol, which helped push the network home. The Weekly was again solid with 859,000 national viewers for Charlie Pickering’s effort on ABC. Wimbledon tennis (and a handful of Aussies) on 7TWO last night had 493,000 national viewers while on Fox Sports 4, it had 78,000.

The Checkout ends on ABC tonight. Will it return? Should it return? This series has seen it run out of ratings puff.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (27.9%)
  2. Nine (26.8%)
  3. Ten (21.1%)
  4. ABC (17.3%)
  5. SBS (6.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (19.4%)
  2. Seven (17.0%)
  3. Ten (16.3%)
  4. ABC (12.4%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.7%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (7.2%)
  2. GO (4.3%)
  3. 7mate (3.7%)
  4. ABC2, Gem (3.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine News 1.594 million
  2. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.589 million
  3. Seven News  1.258 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven)  1.220 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine)  1.202 million
  6. ABC News  1.179 million
  7. Border Security (Seven)  1.163 million
  8. Highway Patrol (Seven)  1.135 million
  9. Nine News 6.30  1.107 million
  10. Criminal Minds (Seven)  1.037 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.173 million
  2. Nine News  1.141 million
  3. Nine News 6.30  1.107 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine)  1.006 million

Losers: Only Masterchef Australia and The Weekly stood out.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News  1.141 million
  2. Nine News 6.30  1.107 million
  3. A Current Affair (Nine)  1.006 million
  4. Seven News  938,000
  5. Seven News/ Today Tonight  914,000
  6. ABC News  —  816,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC)  711,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) 641,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News  587,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) 476,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 277,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 254,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 180,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  98,000 + 46,000 on News 24) — 144,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 126,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 60,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.5%)
  2. LifeStyle  (2.2%)
  3. Fox Sports 4 (2.1%)
  4. Disney (2.0%)
  5. TVHITS (1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 91,000
  2. Wimbledon (Fox Sports 4) — 78,000
  3. Sterlo: On The Couch (Fox Sports 1) — 72,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 67,000
  5. Family Guy (Fox8) – 60,000

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