Four Corners was all it was claimed to be: a very solid report on the operations and employment practices of 7-Eleven — and absent were the relevant ministers, including Senator Eric Abetz (Employment), Bruce Billson (Small Business), Peter Dutton (Immigration, oh, he was mouthing off against Fairfax Media and struggling to open that email from Border Force). Four Corners ended up with 1.354 million national viewers and easily won its 8.30pm time slot. In fact, from 8pm until 10.35pm, the ABC was the most watched network. Australian Story was also solid with 1.384 million national viewers, Q&A had 919,000 and Media Watch 1.183 million (how galling that must be for the pack of hacks at News Corp, especially The Australian).

While Nine won the night in the metros from Seven, in the main channels the ABC finished second behind Nine and beat Seven into third, with Ten a weak fourth. In the regions, the ABC was third behind Seven and then Nine, with Ten again a weak fourth.

In the morning Sunrise started the week with a win over Today, 329,000 metro viewers to 301,000. News Breakfast had a sharp jump in its audience to 159,000 with 110,000 watching on ABC1 and 49,000 on News 24.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (26.9%)
  2. Seven (25.9%)
  3. ABC (23.1%)
  4. Ten (17.8%)
  5. SBS (6.3%)

 

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.0%)
  2. ABC (18.4%)
  3. Seven (17.2%)
  4. Ten (12.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.0%)

 

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.0%)
  2. GO (3.9%)
  3. 7mate (3.7%)
  4. ABC 2 (3.2%)
  5. ONE (3.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.633 million
  2. Highway Patrol (Seven) — 1.461 million
  3. Australian Story (ABC) — 1.384 million
  4. 7pm ABC News — 1.370 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.354 million
  6. Four Corners (ABC) — 1.354 million
  7. Seven News — 1.316 million
  8. Motorway Patrol (Seven) — 1.261 million
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.228 million
  10. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.211 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.183 million
  2. Nine News (6.30) — 1.158 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.082 million
  4. Seven News — 1.037 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.029 million

Losers: Anyone who missed Four Corners.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.183 million
  2. Nine News (6.30) — 1.158 million
  3.  Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.082 million
  4.  Seven News — 1.037 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 1.0291 million
  6. Australian Story (ABC) — 965,000
  7. Four Corners (ABC) — 954,000
  8. 7pm ABC News — 950,000
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 853,000
  10. Media Watch (ABC) — 834,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 321,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 301,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  110,000 + 49,000 on News 24) — 159,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 146,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 114,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 58,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Sports 1 (2.8%)
  2. LifeStyle (1.9%)
  3. TVHITS (1.8%)
  4. Fox8  (1.7%)
  5. UKTV,  Disney, Fox Footy (1.6%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. NRL: Canberra v Penrith (Fox Sports 1) — 179,000
  2. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 127,000
  3. Monday Night With Matty Johns (Fox Sports 1) — 108,000
  4. AFL: On The Couch (Fox Footy) — 80,000
  5. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 71,000

*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.

Peter Fray

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