Ten’s The Bachelor stood out last night in that it was the most watched non-news program in the metros. But that’s all you can say. While it helped Ten snaffle a nice set of demo viewers (young women) it did nothing for Ten’s overall performance and it again finished fourth in the metros and regionals behind the so older skewing ABC.

Seven won the night in the metros and regionals. The Bachelor managed 1.163 million viewers, including 877,000 in them metros and 286,000 in the regions. The ABC returned Utopia last night and it did well with 1.068 million national viewers. Nine’s The Hotplate managed 1.013 million as it clings to life. In the morning Sunrise, with 331,000 metro viewers, won from Today with 291,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (28.6%)
  2. Nine (26.2%)
  3. ABC (20.7%)
  4. Ten (18.4%)
  5. SBS (6.06%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (19.7%)
  2. Nine (17.9%)
  3. ABC (14.0%)
  4. Ten (13.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.6%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.4%)
  2. ABC 2 (4.8%)
  3. Gem (4.3%)
  4. GO (4.1%)
  5. 7mate (3.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.567 million
  2. The Force (Seven) — 1.383 million
  3. Border Security (Seven) — 1.323 million
  4. Seven News — 1.314 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.256 million
  6. ABC  News — 1.252 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.186 million
  8. The Bachelor (Ten) — 1.163 million
  9. Criminal Minds (Seven) — 1.162 million
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.098 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.123 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.080 million
  3. Seven News — 1.009 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.004 million

Losers: 29% of the Free To Air audiences watched the various digital channels last night, which tells us that many viewers were bored with the main channel offerings. No program other than news had a million or more viewers last night, which provides further confirmation about what a miserable night it was. Utopia stood out on its return.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.123 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.080 million
  3. Seven News — 1.009 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) —1.004 million
  5. Seven News/Today Tonight — 974,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 854,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 744,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 662,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 566,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) —491,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 331,000
  2. Today (Nine) — 291,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) —132,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  85,000 + 46,000 on News 24) — 131,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 103,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 56,000
Pay TV shares:
  1. Fox 8  (2.7%)
  2. LifeStyle  (2.5%)
  3. Crime & Investigation, 111Greats, UKTV, Sky News (1.7%)
  4. Fox Classics (1.7%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) —115,000
  2. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 79,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 78,000
  4. Vera: Shadows in the Sky (13th Street) — 74,000
  5. Family Guy (Fox8) – 61,000

*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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