Seven won metro and regional audiences easily (especially the latter). Nine was second, the ABC third and Ten fourth. The X Factor was top program again nationally, in the metros and regions with 1.841 million viewers, but shed 300,000 viewers, the second part of the Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door biopic lost around 200,000 viewers (but still had a very solid 1.822 million last night across the country). Nine’s The Block’s reveal episode lost 60,000 viewers to a solid 1.389 million, but Ten’s Biggest Loser Families lost around 170,000 viewers to 735,000 nationally. Viewers who didn’t return to the Peter Allen biopic last night missed the best part. Foolish people.

Insiders again proved to be the Sunday morning chat show to watch for the wrap of last week. Insiders had an estimated 625,000 nationally, including 430,000 in the metros The Bolt Report was the show to watch if you are an embittered, hard right supporter of Tony Abbott, as Cory Bernardi, who was his usual aggressive, ugly self. Bolt managed a small lift to 243,000 nationally, including 166,000 in the metros. The  TV audience speaks again and they want discourse, gossip, some opinions, but not advocacy and rampant self-promotion and self-interest. And contrary to the Bolt Report headline “Labor loses the Canning by -election’, it was never Labor’s to lose, seeing the seat was ‘retained’ by the Liberal Party’s candidate. You have to have control or ownership of something to lose it, don’t you?

Turnbull’s coup and the looming cabinet changes boosted Insiders which saw a rise of around 100,000 in the size of its national audience on ABC and News 24, including 430,000 in the metros. The Bolt Report got a small boost as well.

News Breakfast had its highest ever weekly average last week — 188,000. And Sunrise’s offshore jaunt pushed the gap with Today to 94,000 a morning, close to if not the largest gap this year. Seven had its best week for months last week thanks to the start of The X Factor, the first part of the Peter Allen biopic, the debut of 800 Words, and solid audiences for the AFL finals.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (35.1%)
  2. Nine (26.3%)
  3. ABC (16.3%)
  4. Ten (15.8%)
  5. SBS (6.5%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (28.1%)
  2. Nine (20.0%)
  3. ABC (11.9%)
  4. Ten (10.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.5%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (4.5%)
  2. 7TWO (3.7%)
  3. 7mate (3.4%)
  4. Eleven (3.0%)
  5. ONE (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The X Factor (Seven) — 1.841 million
  2. Peter Allen – Part 2 (Seven) — 1.822 million
  3. Seven News — 1.796 million
  4. Nine News — 1.588 million
  5. ABC News — 1.412 million
  6. The Block (Nine) — 1.389 million
  7. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.189 million
  8. Dr Who (ABC) — 986,000
  9. Vera (ABC) — 918,000
  10. TBL Families (Ten) — 735,000

Top metro programs:

  1. The X Factor (Seven) — 1.260 million
  2. Seven News — 1.225 million
  3. Peter Allen – Part 2 (Seven) — 1.212 million
  4. Nine News — 1.185 million
  5. The Block (Nine) — 1.037 million

Losers: There was really enough choice last night for everyone .Metro news and current affairs:

  1.  Seven News — 1.225 million
  2. Nine News — 1.185 million
  3. 7pm ABC News — 936,000
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 859,000
  5. Ten Eyewitness News — 305,000
  6. SBS World News — 205,000

 

Morning TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC 1,  322,000 + 108,000 on News 24) — 430,000
  2. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 317,000
  3. Weekend Today (Nine) — 292,000
  4. Landline (ABC) — 259,000
  5. Offsiders (ABC) — 217,000
  6. The Bolt Report  (Ten) — 166,000

 

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  ()
  2. TV1  ()
  3. LifeStyle  ()
  4. UKTV ()
  5. Fox Classics ()

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. F1: Singapore GP (Fox Sports 5) — 130,000
  2. The Simpsons (Fox8) — 74,000
  3. Top 20 Funniest (Fox8) —65,000
  4. Doc Martin (UKTV) —64,000
  5. Sunday National (Sky News) — 64,000

 

*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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