So, it was Nine’s night in the metros given it won the main channels and shared the night overall with Seven — oh, no it wasn’t. It was Ten’s night really because Masterchef Australia lifted it to a win in the metro main channels. In regionals, Seven won easily from Nine, then Ten. Masterchef Australia hit a 2015 high last night of 1.779 million national viewers (including 416,000 in the regions), as Ten would have been wanting to see. But with nothing else to challenge it, not hitting a year high would have been a bit of a fail.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (25.6%)
  2. Nine (25.6%)
  3. Ten (23.5%)
  4. ABC (17.7%)
  5. SBS (7.6%)

Network main channels:

  1. Ten (18.4%)
  2. Nine (18.1%)
  3. Seven (17.3%)
  4. ABC 1 (12.5?%)
  5. SBS ONE (6.6%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (4.8%)
  2. 7TWO (4.5%)
  3. 7mate (3.7%)
  4. ABC2 (3.2%)
  5. Eleven (3.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.779 million
  2. Nine News — 1.575 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.284 million
  4. Seven News  – 1.254 million
  5. Border Security (Seven) — 1.203 million
  6. ABC News — 1.195 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.184 million
  8. Highway Patrol (Seven) — 1.131 million
  9. Nine News  6.30 — 1.099 million
  10. Criminal Minds (Seven) — 1.049 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.363 million
  2. Nine News — 1.108 million
  3. Nine News  6.30 — 1.099 million

Losers: Fans of Masterchef were OK, fans of Charlie Pickering ditto, everyone else, it was either booze, book or bed (and get up early today to watch the end of the Tour De France. The next three nights are going to be the highlights in the world’s greatest sporting event) .Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.108 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.099 million
  3. A Current Affair (Nine) – 986,000
  4. Seven News  – 959,000
  5. Seven News/ Today Tonight  – 929,000
  6. ABC News – 849,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 777,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 602,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 596,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 518,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 305,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 297,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 140,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 95,000 + 44,000 on News 24) — 137,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 108,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 64,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. LifeStyle  (2.6%)
  2. Fox 8  (2.1%)
  3. UKTV (2.1%)
  4. TVHITS (2.0%)
  5. Arena (1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Walking Dead (FX) – 147,000
  2. Family Guy (Fox) – 102,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox) – 82,000
  4. Cricket: 2nd Test, India v Aust (Fox Sports 1) – 82,000
  5. Futurama (Fox) – 78,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. 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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