The test cricket and NRL football on Nine (Gem and Nine’s main channel) did the number for Nine last night in metro and regional markets. And that was that  Seven’s Restaurant Revolution — 457,000 national viewers, beaten by Lewis on 7TWO — 579,000 national viewers. They went head to head last night and the import won because it was interesting, entertaining and well-acted with a decent story line: a few tips there about what viewers really want.

Ten’s The Bachelor with 1.104 million national viewers was the second most watched non-news program last night after Seven’s stalwart Home and Away with 1.121 million people. The first session of the Test cricket from The Oval had 891,000 viewers on Gem across the country, down sharply from the first session of the first day of the fourth test when Australia was skittled for 60. Last night the score was 3 for 287, a bit of an improvement. Shane Warne bagged the non-selection of  the young fast bowler, Pat Cummins in the Australian side and got no disagreement from me and a lot of other cricket fans. The NRL game on Nine and Go had 442,000 national viewers. So Lewis beat it as well. The Honourable Woman on the ABC at 8.30 with 660,000 national viewers beat both Lewis and the NRL. A message in that as well for TV managements.

Seven had another small in the mornings with Sunrise, 313,000 beating Today on 295,000 metro viewers.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (34.9%)
  2. Seven (24.1%)
  3. Ten (19.4%)
  4. ABC (16.0%)
  5. SBS (5.6%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.2%)
  2. Seven (13.8%)
  3. Ten (13.1%)
  4. ABC (10.2%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.9%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. Gem (11.9%)
  2. 7TWO (6.8%)
  3. ABC 2 (3.6%)
  4. 7mate (3.5%)
  5. ONE, Eleven (3.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.512 million
  2. Seven News — 1.206 million
  3. ABC News — 1.183 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) – 1.121 million
  5. The Bachelor (Ten) — 1.104 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.031 million
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.025 million
  8. Nine News 6.30 — 1.022 million
  9. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 947,000
  10. Fifth Ashes Test: Day 1, Session 1 (Gem) — 891,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.069 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.022 million

Losers: The Ashes test and the NRL on Nine’s main channel destabilised the night. Australian cricket supporters were again losers as they watched the top and middle orders show some gumption after two tests of gutless batting. Any one who watched Restaurant Revolution on Seven – tragics.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.069 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.022 million
  3. Seven News  — 925,000
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight  — 904,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 867,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 809,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 690,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 593,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 489,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 384,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 313,000
  2. Today (Nine) —295,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  97,000 + 41,000 on News 24) — 138,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 130,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 98,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 63,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. LifeStyle  (2.6%)
  2. Fox8  (2.3%)
  3. TVHITS, UKTV  (1.7%)
  4. Crime & Investigation (1.6%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Village Vets Australia (LifeStyle) — 97,000
  2. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 93,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 73,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 63,000
  5. Peppa Pig (Nick Jr) — 55,000

*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.

Peter Fray

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