An easy win for Nine thanks to The Voice and the 6pm News. It won the metros with daylight second and then Seven.  Nine had a closer, but still clear win in the regionals. Ten was behind the ABC again in both the metro and regional markets as the first fresh episode of Vera  (which used to be with Seven), averaged 982,000 national viewers.

The Voice managed 1.736 million viewers nationally. That’s the lowest for some time. In fact The Voice’s national audience has fallen 15% since it peaked at 2.057 million viewers back on July 26. Its metro audience has followed a similar slide. These are still solid figures, but there’s a clear sign the core audience doesn’t really like the current finalists.

Insiders with 545,000 national viewers was again an easy winner of the morning chat stoush with The Bolt Report back on 226,000 and sort-of talking to itself.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (36.1%)
  2. Seven (26.3%)
  3. ABC (16.6%)
  4. Ten (14.8%)
  5. SBS (6.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (24.6%)
  2. Seven (19.7%)
  3. ABC (12.4%)
  4. Ten (10.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.0%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. Gem (7.7%)
  2. GO (3.8%)
  3. 7mate (3.5%)
  4. 7TWO (3.0%)
  5. ONE (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.918 million
  2. Nine News — 1.918 million
  3. Sunday Night (Seven) — 1.758 million
  4. The Voice (Nine) — 1.736 million
  5. Grand Designs Revisited (ABC) — 1.275 million
  6. ABC News — 1.275 million
  7. Dancing With The Stars (Seven) — 1.253 million
  8. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.079 million
  9. Vera (ABC) — 982,000
  10. 5th Ashes Test, Day 4, Session 1 (Nine) — 779,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.319 million
  2. Seven News — 1.283 million
  3. The Voice (Nine) — 1.283 million
  4. Sunday Night (Seven) — 1.120 million

Losers: Anyone who missed Vera last night and Last Tango in Halifax (both on the ABC) on Saturday. Both outstanding examples of TV drama and a pleasure to watch, and a lesson to local TV makers (except Working Dog) who show with Utopia how good TV can be made and sustained.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.319 million
  2. Seven News — 1.283 million
  3. Sunday Night (Seven) — 1.120 million
  4. ABC News  – 828,000
  5. 60 Minutes (Nine) – 747,000
  6. Ten Eyewitness News — 341,000
  7. SBS World News — 205,000

Morning TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC 1, 270,000, 77,000 on News 24) — 377,000
  2. Weekend Today (Nine) – 312,000
  3. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) – 292,000
  4. Landline (ABC) — 283,000
  5. Offsiders (ABC) — 185,000
  6. The Bolt Report (Ten) — 148,000-

Top pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Footy (5.6%)
  2. Fox Sports 5 (2.5)
  3. Fox Sports 1, Foxtel Movies Premiere (2.0%)
  4. Fox8, LifeStyle  (1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: West Coast v Footscray ( (Fox Footy) – 253,000
  2. AFL: North Melbourne v Fremantle  (Fox Footy) – 204,000
  3. NRL: Gold Coast v Canberra (Fox Sports 1) –161,000
  4. AFL Bounce (Fox Footy) –146,000
  5. AFL: Before The Bounce (Fox Footy) – 132,000

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Peter Fray

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