Take The Voice out of Nine’s line up and the network runs third in the metros and second in the regionals behind Seven and Ten (in the metros) and Seven in the regions. Nine programmed the movie The Great Gatsby at 8.30pm. It bombed with just 261,000 metro viewers (just 408,000 nationally). Leonardo DiCaprio and Baz Luhrmann – great names on paper, but not for Australian TV viewers last night. It’s been seen in cinemas, on pay TV and streaming video by tens of thousands of viewers since it debuted in 2013.

Masterchef Australia did well without any competition from The Voice and House Rules on Seven. Masterchef Australia topped metro markets and nationally with 1.658 million viewers. 422,000 of those were in the regionals (third), confirming once again that with the competition on Nine and Seven resting, it is attractive to most viewers. Home and Away topped regional markets with 542,000 viewers, but in the metros it again stagnated with just 749,000 viewers. Remember it used to win the 7pm slot in metro markets and was doing that earlier in the year.  There’s a message there. Home and Away need new some really bad boys and needs them quickly.

Nine’s Today show beat Sunrise in the metros for the second morning in a row, but lost nationally, for the umpteenth time to Sunrise. Nine News won Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, but Seven News had big wins in Adelaide and Perth and that it to a rare win in the metros over Nine. The Project 7pm on Ten had more metro viewers (727,000), again, than 7.30 on ABC 1 (626,000). Different timeslots, different audiences, I know. But one is now more appealing to more viewers than the other. The Weekly on ABC at 8.30pm, 881,000 national viewers.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (27.7%)
  2. Ten (23.5%)
  3. Nine (21.7%)
  4. ABC (18.6%)
  5. SBS (8.5%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (19.1%)
  2. Ten (17.9%)
  3. Nine (15.2%)
  4. ABC (13.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (7.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.5%)
  2. 7mate (4.2%)
  3. ABC2, GO (3.5%)
  4. Eleven (3.2%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.658 million
  2. Nine News — 1.477 million
  3. Seven News — 1.446 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) – 1.290 million
  5. ABC News — 1.206 million
  6. Border Security (Seven) — 1.139 million
  7. Highway Patrol (Seven) — 1.131 million
  8. Criminal Minds (Seven) — 1.120 million
  9. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.102 million
  10. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.075 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.237 million
  2. Seven News — 1.097 million
  3. Nine News — 1.070 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 1.047 million
  5. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.042 million

Losers: Nine – just weak. The Great Gatsby (AKA The Great Bomb).Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.097 million
  2.  Nine News — 1.070 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 1.047 million
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.042 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 953,000
  6. 7pm ABC 1 News  — 833,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) —727,000
  8. Ten Eyewitness News — 678,000
  9. 7.30 (ABC 1) — 626,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) —543,000

Morning TV:

  1. Today  (Nine) — 300,000
  2. Sunrise  (Seven) — 290,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 157,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  91,000 + 47,000 on News 24) — 138,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 135,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 34,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. LifeStyle, Fox8 (2.4%)
  2. Foxtel Movies Premiere (2.1%)
  3. A&E, TVHITS, UKTV (1.7%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) —79,000
  2. Sterlo: On The Couch (Fox Sports 1) — 74,000
  3. Blended (Foxtel Movies Premiere) — 74,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) — 70,000
  5. Real Housewives of NYC (Arena) — 59,000

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