Seven won overall, Ten and Nine shared the demos, driven by The Meat Market (AKA The Bachelor), while Nine did well with The Block and the latest series of Celebrity Apprentice (which hardly appealed to anyone aged over 29, it seems). Seven’s X Factor sank under a million metro viewers a worrying move-the 934,000 metro viewers was solid, but well down on the 1.5 million start and the previous night. But due to strong support from regional viewers (It was number one there with 563,000 viewers, compared to seventh in the metros), the national audience was a chart topping 1.497 million people. The Bachelor suffered from weaker support from the regions — just 326,000 people, but still finished third nationally with 1.377 million. The Block managed 1.095 million national viewers, while Celebrity Apprentice had 768,000, which is not enough (It had 566,000 metro viewers, which for Nine, is nowhere near enough).

In the early evening the 5.30 part of Seven’s The Chaser Australia beat Nine’s Hot Seat easily in the metros – 613,000 to 520,000 and nationally, the 5.30 Chase had 936,000 viewers to 751,000 for Hot Seat. What Seven will want to see over the next two weeks is The Chaser triggering a narrowing of the gap between Nine News and Seven’s News in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

In the mornings, the travel and travails of Sunrise easily accounted for Today — by almost 100,000 metro viewers, while News Breakfast had another strong morning yesterday with 179,000 metro viewers (the 254,000 from Tuesday morning turned out to be the program’s highest ever audience).

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (27.8%)
  2. Nine (25.5%)
  3. Ten (21.3%)
  4. ABC (19.4%)
  5. SBS (5.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (19.5%)
  2. Nine (18.4%)
  3. Ten (16.9%)
  4. ABC (14.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.0%)

Top five digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4,6%)
  2. 7mate, GO (3.7%)
  3. Gem (3.5%)
  4. Eleven (2.9%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The X Factor (Seven) – 1.497 million
  2. Nine News  — 1.431 million
  3. The Bachelor (Ten) — 1.377 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) – 1.334 million
  5. ABC News — 1.288 million
  6. Gruen (ABC) — 1.285 million
  7. Seven News — 1.267 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.128 million
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.106 million
  10. Dogs That Make You Laugh  (Seven) — 1.101 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News 6.30 — 1.053 million
  2. The Bachelor (Ten) — 1.050 million
  3. Nine News  — 1.028 million
  4. Seven News — 1.012 million

Losers: Anyone over 19 who watched The Bachelor (Grump). Celebrity Apprentice. Fancy it being a young demo play so soon in its current season. For other viewers, dull and we have heard and seen it before and besides, Donald Trump is trying hard to be fired by the American people and that’s a bigger trainwreck.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News 6.30 — 1.053 million
  2. Nine News  — 1.028 million
  3. Seven News — 1.012 million
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight —988,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 984,000
  6. 7pm ABC News  —863,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 733,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 686,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 537,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 498,000

 

 

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 389,000
  2. Today (Nine) — 298,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  126,000 + 53,000 on News 24) —179,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 149,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 115,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) —58,000

 

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. LifeStyle  (2.8%
  2. Fox8  (2.0%)
  3. Sky News  (1.9%)
  4. UKTV (1.8%)
  5. Crime & Investigation (1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 110,000
  2. Peppa Pig (Nick Jr) — 68,000
  3. Peppa Pig (Nick Jr) — 67,000
  4. The Day Henry Met (Nick Jr) — 59,000
  5. Coronation Street (UKTV) — 53,000

*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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