Nine’s night in the metros but not in the regions, despite a very solid night for The Voice which topped the night everywhere with more than 2.5 million national viewers, including 680,000 in regional areas. Ten was third in the metros, but fourth behind the ABC in the regions both overall and in the main channels.

Seven was simply weak last night and House Rules again depended on strong support from regional viewers. 1.540 million nationally was boosted to that position by 635,000 regional viewers — the 905,000 metro viewers was a below par figure. Masterchef Australia averaged 1.319 million national viewers, of those a weak 326,000 regional watchers. Grand Designs on ABC had more regional viewers (437,000) than Masterchef Australia. There’s a message in that.

The Wimbledon men’s final had 873,000 national viewers. The two hour time difference saw the tennis boost Seven in Perth, and to a lesser extent (the half hour difference) helped Seven get past Nine in Adelaide.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (30.8%)
  2. Seven (28.5%)
  3. Ten (18.5%)
  4. ABC (16.3%)
  5. SBS (5.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (26.0%)
  2. Seven (20.0%)
  3. Ten (13.2%)
  4. ABC 1 (12.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.7%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (4.5%)
  2. 7TWO (4.1%)
  3. GO (3.0%)
  4. Eleven (2.9%)
  5. ONE (2.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The Voice (Nine) — 2.505 million
  2. Nine News — 2.077 million
  3. Seven News — 2.047 million
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) – 1.597 million
  5. House Rules (Seven) — 1.540 million
  6. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.319 million
  7. Grand Designs (ABC 1) — 1.277 million
  8. ABC News — 1.236 million
  9. Inspector George Gently (ABC 1) — 1.227 million
  10. Sunday Night (Seven) — 1.177 million

Top metro programs:

  1. The Voice (Nine) — 1.824 million
  2. Nine News — 1.494 million
  3. Seven News — 1.367 million
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.097 million

Losers: An OK night — the tennis was great. Inspector Gently was great. The Voice was The Voice.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.494 million
  2. Seven News — 1.367 million
  3. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.097 million
  4. ABC News  – 818,000
  5. Sunday Night (Seven) — 678,000
  6. SBS World News — 180,000

*Ten Eyewitness News was pre-empted by the V8 car race

Morning TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC 263,000, 91,000 on News 24) — 354,000
  2. Landline (ABC) — 312,000
  3. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) – 306,000
  4. Weekend Today (Nine) – 280,000
  5. Offsiders (ABC) — 194,000
  6. The Bolt Report (Ten) — 189,000 *

*Pre-empted in Perth

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. NRL: Auckland v Melbourne (Fox Sports 1) – 187,000
  2. AFL: Hawthorn v Fremantle (Fox Sports 3) – 157,000
  3. AFL: Brisbane v Sydney (Fox Footy) – 156,000
  4. AFL: GWS v St Kilda (Fox Footy) – 151,000
  5. V8 SuperCars Race 17 (Fox Sports 5) – 93,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. The data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM. (All shares on the basis of combined overnight 6pm to midnight all people.) and network reports.

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