With the NRL on in Brisbane and Sydney, plus another good performance from the Nine from 6pm to 7pm, it was an easy win for Nine in the metros. Seven might have been second overall (just in front of Ten), but thanks to The Bachelor (aka the meat market), Seven slipped to a distant third in the main channels. In regional areas the NRL game pushed Nine out in front of Seven, Ten and the ABC . The NRL game between Melbourne and Brisbane on Nine and Gem had a total national audience of 1.154 million viewers. The Australia Bangladesh World Cup Qualifier had 399,000 viewers on SBS (197,000) and Fox Sports (102,000). And the first session of the first One Day Cricket International between Australia and England had 204,000 viewers  from around 10.30pm. But I wish Ian Healy would put a sock in it sometimes and haul back on the hyperbole.

In the mornings Today with 250,000 beat Sunrise with 321,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (33.5%)
  2. Seven (22.3%)
  3. Ten (22.2%)
  4. ABC (15.1%)
  5. SBS (6.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (23.6%)
  2. Ten (15.6%)
  3. Seven (13.3%)
  4. ABC (4.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (?%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (6.0%)
  2. GO (5.6%)
  3. Gem (4.3%)
  4. ONE (3.7%)
  5. ABC2 (3.3%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.448 million
  2. The Bachelor (Ten) — 1.229 million
  3. Seven News — 1.214 million
  4. ABC News  — 1.208 million
  5. NRL: Melbourne v Brisbane (Nine, Gem) —1.154 million
  6. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.150 million
  7. Nine News 6.30 — 995,000
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 960,000
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 936,000
  10. Seven News/Today Tonight — 923,000

Losers: Another weak night. No wonder the meat market did well on Ten. There was little else on the rival networks. Restaurant Revolution on Seven at 8.30pm — 275,000 people. When will it end? it’s on at 9.30pm next Thursday, after Ramsay’s effort, which was shown after RR last night.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.014 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 995,000
  3. Seven News — 941,000
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 888,000
  5. ABC News  —828,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 801,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 653,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 633,000
  9. Ten News — 524,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 479,000

Morning TV:

  1. Today (Nine) – 350,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) — 321,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  91,000 + 50,000 on News 24) — 141,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 140,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 102,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 57,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. LifeStyle  (2.7%)
  2. Fox8  (2.1%)
  3. TVHITS  (1.8%)
  4. UKTV (1.7%)
  5. Fox Sports 4, Disney Jr (1.5%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 105,000
  2. Soccer: World Cup, Aust. v Bangladesh (Fox Sports 3) — 102,000
  3. Village Vets Australia (LifeStyle) — 82,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) — 78,000
  5. The Simpsons (Fox8) — 70,000

*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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