First it was Cats Making Us Laugh Out Loud last Tuesday night, then last night it was the turn of the doggies to make us chuckle (and watch); next Tuesday it’s Pets Make Us Laugh Out Loud. Seven is returning to the well of pet vids that giveth and giveth to try and repair the damage to its ratings taken by the weak  performance of House Rules and then the flop AKA Restaurant Revolution.

The dogs outrated the cats. The dogs averaged 1.716 million national viewers last night, against 1.567 million for the cats a week earlier. In the metros the dogs averaged 1.039 million and the cats, 917,000. In the regions, the Dogs 677,000 last night, the cats, 650,000 viewers. As a result, Seven was a narrow winner in the metros — in the regions it was a big winner where Ten’s main channel slipped to fourth behind the ABC.

In the morning Today with 335,000 metro viewers, moved back in front to Sunrise with 323,000. Sunrise though won the national battle, again.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (28.7%)
  2. Nine (27.3%)
  3. Ten (20.9%)
  4. ABC (17.2%)
  5. SBS (6.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (20.6%)
  2. Nine (19.4%)
  3. Ten (13.0%)
  4. ABC1 (12.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.2%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.7%)
  2. ONE (4.3%)
  3. Gem (4.1%)
  4. GO (3.8%)
  5. 7mate (3.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Dogs That Make You Laugh Out Loud (Seven) — 1.716 million
  2. Nine News  — 1.655 million
  3. Seven News — 1.312 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) – 1.307 million
  5. ABC News — 1.274 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.217 million
  7. The Hotplate (Nine) — 1.186 million
  8. Nine News 6.30 — 1.111 million
  9. Winners & Losers (Seven) — 1.084 million
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.069 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News  — 1.215 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.111 million
  3. Dogs That Make You Laugh Out Loud (Seven) — 1.039 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.030 million
  5. Seven News — 1.023 million
  6. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1 million

Losers: Anyone who doesn’t like dogs.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News  — 1.215 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.111 million
  3. A Current Affair (Nine) —1.030 million
  4. Seven News — 1.023 million
  5. Seven News /Today Tonight— 1 million
  6. 7pm ABC News  — 843,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 717,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 634,000
  9. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 599,000
  10. Ten Eyewitness News — 581,000

Morning TV:

  1. Today (Nine) — 335,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) – 323,000
  3. Mornings (Nine) — 139.000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  92,000 + 34,000 on News 24) — 126,000
  5. The Morning Show (Seven) — 120,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 79,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.5%)
  2. LifeStyle  (2.3%)
  3. TVHITS  (2.0%)
  4. SKY News, UKTV (1.9%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360  (Fox Footy) — 146,000
  2. Back Page (Fox Sports 1) — 67,000
  3. Mrs Browns Boys (UKTV) — 63,000
  4. NRL: 360 (Fox Sports 1) — 62,000
  5. Eastenders, (UKTV) Peppa Pig (Nick Jr)  — 60,000

*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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