A usual Monday night with the ABC’s strong news and current affairs line up doing well, Ten struggling, Nine doing OK (led by the News and ACA) and Seven running hard to stay in line. And that was the metros. In the regions, Seven was an easy winner, from Nine, the ABC and Ten.

The top six programs in the metros told the story — all news or current affairs shows from 6 to 7.30pm. End of night. In the metros Seven won overall, Nine was a clear winner where the money is made — in the main channels.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (26.6%)
  2. Nine (25.5%)
  3. ABC (21.7%)
  4. Ten (19.7%)
  5. SBS (6.6%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.0%)
  2. Seven (17.1%)
  3. ABC (16.3%)
  4. Ten (13.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.3%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.2%)
  2. 7mate (4.3%)
  3. ABC 2, ONE (3.7%)
  4. GO (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.587 million
  2. Highway Patrol (Seven) — 1.371 million
  3. 7pm ABC News — 1.299 million
  4. Seven News – 1.288 million
  5. Australian Story (ABC) — 1.262 million
  6. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.240 million
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.204 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.189 million
  9. Motorway Patrol (Seven) — 1.178 million
  10. The Hotplate (Nine) — 1.153 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News –1.132 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.108 million
  3. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.031 million

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

  1. Nine News — 1.132 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.108 million
  3. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.031 million
  4. Seven News — 999,000
  5. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 982,000
  6. ABC News  – 891,000
  7. Australian Story (ABC) — 850,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 808,000
  9. Four Corners (ABC) — 749,000
  10. Media Watch (ABC) — 721,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 342,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 336,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 164,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC  89,000 + 46,000 on News 24) — 135,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 132,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 84,000

Top pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Sports 1 (3.3%)
  2. Fox 8  (2.1%)
  3. LifeStyle, A&E  (2.0%)
  4. UKTV (1.9%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. NRL: Melbourne v Newcastle (Fox Sports 1) — 242,000
  2. Monday Night With Matty Johns (Fox Sports 1) — 148,000
  3. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) —133,000
  4. AFL: On The Couch (Fox Footy) — 100,000
  5. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 81,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2014. 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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