That would have to have been one of the more satisfying nights of ratings this year for Seven, just as last Tuesday was. 800 Words continued to dominate viewing, as did The X Factor. The Chase Australia continues to whack Nine’s Hot Seat, and Sunrise beat the tripping Today for a second day. Seven had the four top programs in metro markets, and four of the top five nationally (and the top three in the regionals). A very dominant night.

800 Words had 1.9 million national viewers, with a massive 730,000 of those in the regions. The X Factor had nearly 1.6 million national viewers, with 597,000 of those in the regions. Seven News again won the metros thanks to a narrowing of the losing margins to Nine News in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The 5.30pm episode of The Chase Australia had 1.034 million national viewers, to Hot Seat’s 803,000. In the metros the margin over Hot Seat was also substantial at 100,000 (647,000 to 546,000). At breakfast in the metros, Sunrise with 309,000 was in front of the touring Today on 291,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (32.2%)
  2. Nine (25.0%)
  3. Ten (19.0%)
  4. ABC (18.6%)
  5. SBS (5.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (24.1%)
  2. Nine (18.3%)
  3. ABC (13.6%)
  4.  Ten (13.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.o%)
  2. Gem (3.7%)
  3. 7mate (3.2%)
  4. GO (3.1%)
  5. ONE (3.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. 800 Words (Seven) — 1.900 million
  2. The X Factor (Seven) — 1.597 million
  3.  Nine News — 1.455 million
  4.  Seven News — 1.414 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.348 million
  6. 7pm ABC News — 1.304 million
  7. The Block (Nine) — 1.185 million
  8. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.148 million
  9. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.132 million
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.108 million

Top metro programs:

  1. 800 Words (Seven) — 1.170 million
  2. Seven News — 1.100 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.093 million
  4. The X Factor (Seven) — 1.083 million
  5. Nine News 6.30 — 1.037 million
  6. Nine News — 1.022 million

Losers: Nine and Ten. Their lack of a high-quality local drama will hurt them over the rest of this year on Tuesday nights.Metro news and current affairs:

  1.  Seven News — 1.100 million
  2.  Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.093 million
  3. Nine News (6.30pm) — 1.037 million
  4.  Nine News — 1.022 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 965,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 918,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 776,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 613,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 500,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 451,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 309,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 291,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 158,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  103,000 + 554,000 on News 24) — 158,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 122,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 50,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.80%)
  2. LifeStyle  (1.9%)
  3. TVHITS  (1.9%)
  4. UKTV, Fox Classics (1.7%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 82,000
  2. AFL: On The Couch (Fox Footy) — 78,000
  3. Back Page (Fox Sports 1) — 63,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 63,000
  5. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 59,000

*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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