A better result for Nine nationally last night, with a clear win in the metros and a win (narrow) in the main channels in the regionals as Seven’s Wimbledon coverage pushed it to a total people win in those markets. But it was a minor victory. The night clearly was Nine’s as tonight will be and the week. Seven’s agonies continue. It was third in the main demos last night behind Nine and Seven. All Seven could manage to win clearly was rusted on (to Seven) Perth. The Voice had its third 2 million plus national audience in a row last night. Masterchef Australia had a solid 1.411 million nationally, House Rules, 1.369 million.

Tonight is one of those times when you ask for another two or three TVs. In fact, it’s a case of when too much sport is not enough. We have the third and deciding State of Origin Rugby League game on Nine’s main channel, the first day of the first Ashes cricket test on Gem, another day from Wimbledon on 7TWO, and the Tour De France on SBS. Poor old Ten is locked out and will be squeezed. All live and not a warbling teenager in sight (except perhaps at the start of the Origin game with the national anthem?), or a gushing, grumping chef, or a teary eyed amateur renovator. Just blokes of all sizes, and a few fems grunting, whacking, bashing, pedalling and stroking balls of all sizes and colours and passing through picturesque French countryside (in fact, across the WW1 battlefields of northern France for a second year in a row tonight, as they did last night, with some cobbles, again, to boot).

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (33.5%)
  2. Seven (25.1%)
  3. Ten (21.5%)
  4. ABC (14.0%)
  5. SBS (5.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (26.4%)
  2. Seven (17.6%)
  3. Ten (15.6%)
  4. ABC1 (9.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.0%)
  2. Gem (3.9%)
  3. 7mate (3.5%)
  4. GO (3.1%)
  5. Eleven (3.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The Voice (Nine) – 2.007 million
  2. Nine News — 1.724 million
  3. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.411 million
  4. House Rules (Seven) – 1.369 million
  5. Seven News — 1.350 million
  6. ABC News — 1.230 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.229 million
  8. Nine News 6.30 — 1.220 million
  9. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.199 million
  10. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.022 million

Top metro programs:

  1. The Voice (Nine) — 1.428 million
  2. Nine News — 1.234 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 1.220 million
  4. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.076 million
  5. Seven News — 1.035 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.024 million

Losers: The Voice stood out last night (for its demos). Nothing much else did. The Tour de France was again heroic and tough.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.234 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.220 million
  3. Seven News — 1.035 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.024 million
  5. Seven News/Today Tonight  — 950,000
  6. 7pm ABC 1 News — 831,000
  7. The Project 7pm (ABC 1) — 677,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC 1) — 662,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 657,000
  10. The Project 6.30 (Ten) — 514,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 292,000
  2. Today (Nine) — 287,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  98,000 + 47,000 on News 24) —
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 144,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 132,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 79,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.2%)
  2. TVHITS. LifeStyle, Fox Sports 4  (1.8%)
  3. Disney Jr (1.7%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) —90,000
  2. River Cottage Australia (LifeStyle Food) — 82,000
  3. Back Page: Origin Special (Fox Sports 1) — 80,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) — 78,000
  5. Peppa Pig (Nick Jr) — 72,000

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