Nine won the metros closely, Seven won the regionals convincingly. Ten was third (narrowly in the regions) and the ABC was fourth. Nothing stood out except one program on 7TWO (that’s my view).

That was the repeat of Foyle’s War (370,000 national viewers) on Seven’s 7TWO channel last night (it was on the ABC a decade or so ago) again confirmed to me that it is one of the best dramas produced anywhere in the past 20 years, tackling as it does the intersection of WW2 with UK civil society (an area the Americans have steered right away from, preferring to skip to the 50s and 60s via series like Mad Men). The acting is superior, great storyline and didn’t show its age (except that the now Inspector Hathaway from Lewis was the baddie last night and that was incongruous).

Believe it or not, after Cats, Dogs and Pets (last night) making us laugh out loud, next Tuesday night Seven has animals to make us laugh, no, watch. So all those loverly creatures in the wild will be on video/digital as part of Seven’s ratings spak filla that as proven to be effective (but nourishing?) So far cats have averaged 1.516 million national viewers, dogs, 1.716 million and last night’s pets, 1.504 million. Let’s hope Seven donates money from its ratings profits to the RSPCA and other animal groups, such as rescue organisations. That would be the proper thing to do. Pets was the number 2 program nationally last night.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (29.0%)
  2. Seven (28.1%)
  3. Ten (20.0%)
  4. ABC (16.5%)
  5. SBS (6.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.0%)
  2. Seven (18.8%)
  3. Ten (13.7%)
  4. ABC (11.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.4%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. GO, TWO (4.9%)
  2. 7mate (4.5%)
  3. Gem (4.1%)
  4. Eleven (3.3%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.603 million
  2. Pets That Make You Laugh Out Loud (Seven) — 1.504 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.358 million
  4. Seven News — 1.295 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.236 million
  6. ABC News — 1.187 million
  7. Nine News 6.30 — 1.093 million
  8. The Hotplate (Nine) — 1.091 million
  9. Winners & Losers (Seven) — 1.078 million
  10. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.029 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.124 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.093 million
  3. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.053 million
  4. Seven News — 1.024 million

Losers: Another weak night .Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.124 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.093 million
  3. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.053 million
  4.  Seven News — 1.024 million
  5. Seven News/Today Tonight – 943,000
  6. ABC News – 782,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 616,000
  8.  7.30 (ABC) — 612,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 556,000
  10. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 496,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 340,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 312,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 149,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  93,000 + 37,000 on News 24) — 130,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 120,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 70,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox8  (2.6%)
  2. LifeStyle  (2.3%)
  3. A&E, TVHITS (1.9%)
  4. UKTV, Crime & Investigation, Disney Jr (1.6%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy  — 102,000
  2. The Simpsons (Fox8) — 77,000
  3. Back Page (Fox Sports 1) — 77,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 64,000
  5. Alvinnnn!!! and The Chipmunks  (NIck Jr) — 58,000

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Peter Fray

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