A quiet night of TV last night with The Voice the only standout, with the action this morning as Jason Day won the US PGA title. And yesterday the Australian netball Diamonds shone brightly and won another a third world title, and on Friday the Australian women’s cricket team thrashed England in the Ashes Test. These offset that thrashing of the men’s cricket team and the Wannabes in the Rugby Union test in Auckland on Saturday night.

The Netball Final had 799,000 viewers on free to air (515,000on Ten) and Fox Sports (184,000). For the second week in a row, a final of The Voice failed to crack the 2 million national audience mark. The 1.9 million was very solid, but you would have thought a mega format like The Voice would grab viewers on a weak night generally. Seven’s venerable Dancing With The Stars managed 1.155 million national viewers. It’s showing its age, but it’s still a trouper.

Nine won the metros easily, Seven won the regions, narrowly (and Nine grabbed the demos). The ABC was third and Ten was its now usual weak fourth in both metro and regional markets.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (32.7%)
  2. Seven (29.3%)
  3. ABC (15.8%)
  4. Ten (14.9%)
  5. SBS (7.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (26.5%)
  2. Seven (21.1%)
  3. ABC (11.5%)
  4. Ten (9.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (7.4%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (4.9%)
  2. GO (3.5%)
  3. 7TWO, Eleven (3.2%)
  4. Gem (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  – 1.899 million
  2. The Voice (Nine) — 1.856 million
  3. Nine News  — 1.832 million
  4. Sunday Night (Seven) – 1.795 million
  5. Grand Designs Revisited (ABC) — 1.290 million
  6. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.228 million
  7. ABC News — 1.198 million
  8. Dancing With The Stars (Seven) — 1.155 million
  9. The Politician’s Husband (ABC) — 807,000
  10. Gold Coast Cops (Ten) — 735,000

Top metro programs:

  1. The Voice (Nine) — 1.381 million
  2. Nine News — 1.324 million
  3. Seven News — 1.295 million
  4. Sunday Night (Seven) — 1.152 million

Losers: Apart from The Voice, there wasn’t much else on last night.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.324 million
  2. Seven News — 1.295 million
  3. Sunday Night (Seven) — 1.152 million
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) –  874,000
  5. ABC News — 819,000
  6. Ten Eyewitness News — 404,000
  7. SBS World News  – 184,000

Morning TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC, 286,000, 72,000 on News 24) — 358,000
  2. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) – 358,000
  3. Weekend Today (Nine) – 292,000
  4. Landline (ABC) — 241,000
  5. Offsiders (ABC) — 184,000
  6. The Bolt Report (Ten) — 136,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Footy (4.9%)
  2. Fox Sports 3  (3.2%)
  3. Fox Sports 1e  (2.7%)
  4. LifeStyle, UKTV (2.0%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL Fremantle v West Coast (Fox Footy) – 275,000
  2. NetBall: World Final, Australia v NZ  (Fox Sports 4) – 184,000
  3. NRL: Canberra v Manly  (Fox Sports 1) – 173,000
  4. AFL: Bounce (Fox Footy) – 1252,000
  5. AFL: Richmond v Gold Coast (Fox Footy) — 123,000

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